I wrote The Book of Answers kicking and screaming that I was not really an author of any kind. As many have shredded it as exalted it. Many have given up quarter way through the tome, though at least two have read it twice. To this day, I find it impossible to read it as though I had not written it; I grope like a blind man for a glimmering of its worth and readability.
The urban Indian lives daily life in a state of barely suppressed road rage, and the violent honking of horns on every road is only one manifestation of that. Interruptions of any kind ignite instant anger; nothing is tolerated that could come between today’s Indian and the success and wealth that awaits him.
The Book of Answers has been in the market since about July 5. Within 10 days, I received word that it was on the best-seller lists. You know me. I tweeted it all over the planet immediately and leaked the word into Facebook. Congratulations poured in from far and wide. Everyone apparently knew I had [...]
July 1, 2011, Bangkok: At 6.30 pm on July 5, 2011, at the Casuarina hall in New Delhi’s Habitat Centre, the Book of Answers will be officially released to the general public in a publishing ritual that usually lasts about two hours. Mr Mani Shankar Iyer, popular and plain-spoken diplomat, journalist, and political and social [...]