1. 10

    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.

  2. 9

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

  3. 8

    I am not into the unrealistic realm of magic realism where birds talk.

  4. 7

    Sometimes street knowledge can be as important as book knowledge.

  5. 6

    Never judge a man's actions until you know his motives

  6. 5

    ...a rainy day ceases to have meaning for a person who has lived in the open under a monsoon cloud most of his life.

  7. 4

    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.

  8. 3

    The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better life.

  9. 2

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

  10. 1

    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.

  11. Last Update: 25 May 2022

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