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My books may highlight corrupt...

My books may highlight corruption, brutality and venality, but they also show that if these things come to light, there is rectification. The voiceless do have a voice; democratic mechanisms and accountability do exist.

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Tokyo may have more money and ...

Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture; Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart.

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My books are about ordinary pe...

My books are about ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations who are able to draw upon their inner reserves to challenge the status-quo in life and navigate compelling human relationships.

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I did not go to any creative w...

I did not go to any creative writing workshop; I did not major in literature. If I can write, anyone can write. All it needs is imagination.

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The first thing you have to un...

The first thing you have to understand is that I was not desperate to be a writer. I was never a closet writer filing away notes in a cupboard.

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I am very interested in human-...

I am very interested in human-interest stories emerging from modern India. I get my inspiration and daily dose by reading the Hindustan Times.

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Indian writers have appropriat...

Indian writers have appropriated English as an Indian language, and that gives a certain freshness to the way we write.

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For me, the day job comes firs...

For me, the day job comes first. That's why I call myself a diplomat who writes, not a writer who masquerades as a diplomat. If the day job demands it, I won't write at all. I write in what I call 'the crevices of my day job', and that comes only on weekends.

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Just because someone has gone ...

Just because someone has gone to an elite school and college does not make him smarter than the person who has grown up on street knowledge.

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I get invited to many more lit...

I get invited to many more literary festivals than I used to because I'm associated with 'Slumdog Millionaire,' the brand. Many more doors have opened up for me as a result of the global success of the film, although I believe that I'm the same person that existed before it.

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