The Telegraph
Sunday , July 12 , 2015

Driving home the context

About thirteen years ago, I bought a car in New Delhi. It was a sedan but a European marque and model with a reputation of being pretty zippy. After a few days of careful defensive driving in the city, I drove in it to Dehradun. The passengers inc......   | Read..
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Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute - the foundation of the human condition - and should be better. We invent fictions in order to live somehow the many lives we would like to lead when we barely have one at our disposal. - MARIO VARGAS LLOSA