Bachi Karkaria is the writer behind the satirical column Erratica and its cheeky sign-off character, Alec Smart. It has had a growing league of followers since 1994, when the column began in the Metropolis on Saturday. It now appears on the edit page of The Times of India every Friday.
Bachi Karkaria also writes Giving Gyan in the Mumbai Mirror and its fellow publications in other cities. It is a shooting-from-the-lip advice column to the lovelorn and otherwise torn, telling them to stop cribbing and start living—all in her her branded pithy, witty style.
August 08, 2011 / Bachi Karkaria
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