Indians should first own up to their slums and only then can change come, said Vikas Swarup, whose best-seller Q&A is a celebration of the human spirit and on the must-read list across the globe. The diplomat-turned-writer, who flew in from Japan, however complimented Indians for an indomitable will to get things done, no matter what the odds.
The idea of the book came when he was a political counsellor in London, he said. He could, however, have easily written the book when he was posted in Addis Ababa as there was a lot of spare time on his hands with not a single Indian delegation visiting the country during the three years of his tenure, he quipped.
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