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Vikas Swarup Quotes: "The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better life."

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




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

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




Vikas Swarup Quotes: "That dreams have power only over your own mind. But with money you can have power over the minds of others"

That dreams have power only over your own mind. But with money you can have power over the minds of others



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "Sometimes street knowledge can be as important as book knowledge."

Sometimes street knowledge can be as important as book knowledge.




Vikas Swarup Quotes: "Never judge a man's actions until you know his motives"

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



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "I am not into the unrealistic realm of magic realism where birds talk."

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



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

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




Vikas Swarup Quotes: "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."

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.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "A great artist is not one who merely fits into a genre but one who defines the genre."

A great artist is not one who merely fits into a genre but one who defines the genre.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "God made the human body like a machine with built-in obsolescence."

God made the human body like a machine with built-in obsolescence.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "I became completely addicted to 'Angry Birds' for a while."

I became completely addicted to 'Angry Birds' for a while.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "Mumbai may not be my city. But it is my kind of city."

Mumbai may not be my city. But it is my kind of city.




Vikas Swarup Quotes: "The brain is not an organ we are authorized to use. We are supposed to use only our hands and legs."

The brain is not an organ we are authorized to use. We are supposed to use only our hands and legs.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "People don't just want a mindless flick with a superstar; they want to connect more deeply."

People don't just want a mindless flick with a superstar; they want to connect more deeply.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "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."

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.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "The writer's is an interior world, a world of the mind."

The writer's is an interior world, a world of the mind.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "My first novel was a challenge to myself. No one had an inkling that I was working on it."

My first novel was a challenge to myself. No one had an inkling that I was working on it.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "I am the luckiest novelist in the world. I was a first-time novelist who wasn't awash in rejection slips, whose manuscript didn't disappear in slush piles. I have had a wonderful time."

I am the luckiest novelist in the world. I was a first-time novelist who wasn't awash in rejection slips, whose manuscript didn't disappear in slush piles. I have had a wonderful time.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "I am neither a Bengali nor am I from Delhi's St Stephen's. I am an Allahabad boy."

I am neither a Bengali nor am I from Delhi's St Stephen's. I am an Allahabad boy.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "Global terror does not respect national boundaries."

Global terror does not respect national boundaries.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "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."

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.



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

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



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "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."

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.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "I need to meet people to be able to write."

I need to meet people to be able to write.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "I want to show that the underdog can win. I believe were all the same: you, a slum girl, my mother."

I want to show that the underdog can win. I believe were all the same: you, a slum girl, my mother.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "One does not question a miracle."

One does not question a miracle.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "And I realized again that real life is different from reel life."

And I realized again that real life is different from reel life.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart."

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



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "Train journeys are about possibilities. They denote a change in state. When you arrive, you are no longer the same person who departed."

Train journeys are about possibilities. They denote a change in state. When you arrive, you are no longer the same person who departed.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "The line of head is strong, but the line of heart is weak. And most importantly, the line of life is short. The stars do not seem to be right."

The line of head is strong, but the line of heart is weak. And most importantly, the line of life is short. The stars do not seem to be right.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "It is a destiny of a woman to suffer in silence."

It is a destiny of a woman to suffer in silence.



Vikas Swarup Quotes: "I held my breath and wished for that moment to last as long as it possibly could, because a waking dream is always more fleeting than a sleeping one."

I held my breath and wished for that moment to last as long as it possibly could, because a waking dream is always more fleeting than a sleeping one.