Come home to the Coromandel (author profile)

Journalist-writer Carlo Pizzati on his memoir Mappillai — An Italian son-in-law in India , his work around the globe and how he came to love and live in a fishing village south of Chennai When we meet at the house with the green gate, Carlo Pizzati, 52, has just arrived from a refreshing walk atContinue reading “Come home to the Coromandel (author profile)”

Carlo Pizzati confronts the challenges of writing an ‘India book’ in his memoir ‘Mappillai’ (Mint Lounge)

For centuries, travellers from the West have written tomes about India—but no one’s had the last word Oh, no,’ my wife says, ‘you are NOT going to write an India book, are you?’ ‘No, I’m not, I promise.’ This book will not attempt to explain something that cannot be dissected, as it is ever changing.Continue reading “Carlo Pizzati confronts the challenges of writing an ‘India book’ in his memoir ‘Mappillai’ (Mint Lounge)”

Promises of anti-globalisation, realities of fiscal revenge

Today’s so-called crisis of globalisation is nothing more than a new variable of the old battle between protectionism and free trade. On the one hand it is the tribalists while on the other it is the globalists. On one side there are the anti-Amazon, pro-retailers, losers of a global challenge, while on the other, there are theContinue reading “Promises of anti-globalisation, realities of fiscal revenge”

Madness and being human (from The Hindu)

As the archetypes of myth make a comeback to books, they seem to capture a world that has changed little since the days of Zeus The gods of Mount Olympus are still with us. Their tales, myths and tragedies are intertwined with our days. When we gaze in the mirror for too long and seeContinue reading “Madness and being human (from The Hindu)”

What robotisation can offer to the future of work in India  (op ed The Hindu)

As we ask ourselves how employment is threatened by technology, we should look at how labour has changed in recent decades. Before we get so attached to the current job market, and feel we must defend it from an eventual robot takeover, we should examine how unfair the labour system has become and how roboticsContinue reading “What robotisation can offer to the future of work in India  (op ed The Hindu)”

“The spiritual android within us” chapter 27 of “Technoshamans” (2010)

Will we download our conscience into a server? Is this nirvana, the next step of evolution or a dystopian trap that will allow artificial intelligence to take our place? I was writing about these very contemporary themes in my non-fiction book first published in 2010.

Carlo Pizzati torna a Criminàl, sulle tracce delle Anguane

In occasione dell’uscita della nuova edizione digitale del romanzo “Criminàl”, Carlo Pizzati, che attualmente vive in India, è tornato alle origini. E’ tornato nei luoghi che la mappa “Transpadana Venetorum Ditio” conservata nei Musei Vaticani definisce con il nome Criminàl.  Ma questa volta Pizzati non è tornato con l’intento di continuare la ricerca su quella parola della mappa dei Musei Vaticani.Continue reading “Carlo Pizzati torna a Criminàl, sulle tracce delle Anguane”

Da Parise a Pizzati: scrittori vicentini esplorano il Giappone

La coincidenza e’ curiosa: gli scrittori-giornalisti vicentini specializzati in letteratura di viaggio hanno il cognome che inizia sempre per P : da Piovene a Parise, con antesignano il Pigafetta cronista del viaggio di Magellano. Carlo Pizzati e’ appena andato alla scoperta del Giappone sulle orme del viaggio compiuto 35 anni fa dal conterraneo Goffredo Parise,Continue reading “Da Parise a Pizzati: scrittori vicentini esplorano il Giappone”

BORGES – ecco perché lo porto sempre con me. di Carlo Pizzati

 Sul comodino accanto al letto tengo due volumi da decenni. Il primo volume mi fu regalato da una fidanzata quando avevamo compiuto da poco i 18 anni. Federica era abitata da un animo poetico e sognante. Nella letteratura avevamo trovato un terreno comune. Dal cofanetto di quel volume, un ragazzo mi fissava con grandi occhiContinue reading “BORGES – ecco perché lo porto sempre con me. di Carlo Pizzati”