Salman Rushdie, ‘The Ground Beneath Her Feet’

‘We always did prefer our iconic figures, injured…’ says Rai Merchant, the photographer-narrator of ‘The Ground Beneath her Feet’ and Rushdie certainly provides us with a pair of injured icons, Vina Apsara and Ormus Cama, the singer and guitarist/songwriter respectively of an improbably popular rock band. If their story is the stuff of myth: all … More Salman Rushdie, ‘The Ground Beneath Her Feet’

Twenty years ago …

Monday 11th October 1993 was my first day of paid work as a journalist at Cardiff’s then commercial radio station, Red Dragon FM.  I ‘d finished my postgraduate training course at the beginning of the summer and had spent the intervening time unsuccessfully applying for jobs and working in my friend Jon’s newsagent. I don’t … More Twenty years ago …