A suggestion from a regular reader of my blogs is why don't I provide the link to Journalism Online. So, here it is:
Watson Solomon and I of course worked together, albeit briefly, when we conducted a journalism course for students at one of SRM University's facilities. Although our meetings were brief I realised his love for the written word, the spoken word, poetry... and, of course, books. I remember one morning at the SRM University campus Watson painstakingly giving me a list of books to be ordered as reference material for students.
Watson somehow reminds me of the typical Bengali intellectual - clad more often than not in kurta pyjama, perhaps a cloth bag slung over the shoulder. You bump into so many of them in good old Calcutta where I grew up.
Watson also reminds me of the much respected Professor P. Lal, founder-publisher of the Writers Workshop in Calcutta. He was the English professor at St Xavier's College where I studied. Students used to look up to him in awe. Yes, those were the days...
Watson, I understand, is the co-author of a book called Plain Language in Plain English edited by Cheryl Stephens.
Journalism Online, incidentally, has completed 10 years and that is saying something!