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October 1, 2005

Complex problems , simple explanations…. from "Maximum City"

Filed under: Uncategorized — MBN @ 4:16 am

It’s a brilliant book. If one wants to understand Bombay…Mumbai, this is the best source. Few interesting conversations from the book:

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“How can a man kill ?” I ask Amol. “How can he bring himself to do it?”

“You are a writer. After drinking you will say to yourself, now I must write a story. If you are a dancer, after drinking you will feel like dancing. If you are a killer, after drinking you will think, Now I must kill somebody.”

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I ask them why there is more unity, more fellow feeling, in the chawl.
Common toilets, explains Sunil.

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“What is a gentleman?” Mickey wonders.
“A gentleman is one who kills his heart’s every desire, who doesn’t have guts”, says Satish.

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3 Comments »


  1. I ask them why there is more unity, more fellow feeling, in the chawl.
    Common toilets, explains Sunil.

    i’ll have to agree with him..:-)

    Comment by Sunil — October 1, 2005 @ 11:10 pm

  2. what is the name of the book?

    Comment by Elangovan Subbiah — January 11, 2006 @ 7:31 am

  3. sorry did not read the title well, got it.

    Comment by Elangovan Subbiah — January 11, 2006 @ 7:40 am


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