Ego-slashingFrom last week's Jug Suraiya's weekly Sunday Times of India column:
JUGULAR VEINNotice something funny? Yes, the STOI has in its finite wisdom has downsized the "I". If the first person singular doesn't appear at the beginning of the sentence, then it goes to the lower berth. Weird this. What purpose this serves, I completely fail to understand. Could it be that in its infinite quest for trendy-aspirationism has caused it to cock an unnecessary snook at poor old typography which was sitting in a corner minding it's own business? Or is there a much more mundane explanation such as a stuck Shift Key on a bored type-setters QWERTY?
All about Giani’s
The other week Bunny and i were in Kasauli with a group of friends and, naturally, we stopped by...
Having paid scant attention in recent times, I only observed this a couple of weeks ago, again in the columns in the Jug Suraiya neighbourhood (can't call it an op-ed page because it isn't one). Can't locate any announcements to the stylebook, but way back in March, Suraiya wrote a piece in his usual protest-in-jest style, which is the closest I could find to any STOI mention of the change. Similarly, he wrote another elegiac piece; he seems to be getting strife for not toeing the line.
It befuddles me completely.