….. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts!!! Funda book, absolutely gripping and a must read if you wanna know something more about Bombay. Check out the sample dialogues…
‘….justice is a judgement that is both fair and forgiving. Justice is not done until everyone is satisfied, even those who offend us and must e punished by us. Justice is not only the way we punish those who do wrong. It is also the way we try to save them…’
‘Money isn’t the root of all evil. Evil is the root of all money. Theres no such thing as clean money. All the money in the world is dirty, in some way, because theres no clean way to make it. If you get paid in money, somebody, somewhere is suffering for it.’
About Black Markets:
‘when greed meets control, you get a black market.’
About Indians and Italians: (does this explain the dynasty worship of the Indian National Congress?)
‘the Indians are the Italians of Asia. Italians are the Indians of Europe. There is so much of Italian in the Indians and so much Indian in the Italians. They are both people of the Madonna – they demand a goddess, even if the religion does not provide one.’
And do check out this link in 2008!!!