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Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture; Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart.
The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better 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.
That dreams have power only over your own mind. But with money you can have power over the minds of others
Sometimes street knowledge can be as important as book knowledge.
Never judge a man's actions until you know his motives
I am not into the unrealistic realm of magic realism where birds talk.
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 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.
A great artist is not one who merely fits into a genre but one who defines the genre.
God made the human body like a machine with built-in obsolescence.
I became completely addicted to 'Angry Birds' for a while.
Mumbai may not be my city. But it is my kind of city.
The brain is not an organ we are authorized to use. We are supposed to use only our hands and legs.
People don't just want a mindless flick with a superstar; they want to connect more deeply.
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.
The writer's is an interior world, a world of the mind.
My first novel was a challenge to myself. No one had an inkling that I was working on it.
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 neither a Bengali nor am I from Delhi's St Stephen's. I am an Allahabad boy.
Global terror does not respect national boundaries.
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.
Indian writers have appropriated English as an Indian language, and that gives a certain freshness to the way we write.
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.
I need to meet people to be able to write.
I want to show that the underdog can win. I believe were all the same: you, a slum girl, my mother.
One does not question a miracle.
And I realized again that real life is different from reel life.
Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart.
Train journeys are about possibilities. They denote a change in state. When you arrive, you are no longer the same person who departed.
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.
It is a destiny of a woman to suffer in silence.
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.