Vikas Swarup's Book Q&A - Slumdog Millionaire's Foundation

Slumdog Millionaire - Based on book Q&A written by Indian author Vikas Swarup.

It’s true I haven’t read the novel Q&A. I want to. I will. But I’ve watched the movie. And what a movie! Can’t watch it again because while it’s an amazing piece of work, while it’s a genius of a concept, while it shows us the reality… it makes me feel sad, really sad.

My mother in law wants to know about the movie, she woke up early in the morning to catch up with Slumdog Millionaire winning awards, but yet, she refuses to watch it. She can’t see little children suffer. No one can. Wonder how some inhumane ‘human beings’ can do such evil deeds as showcased in the film or I would rather say brought to the world’s knowledge by the author Vikas Swarup.

While the movie is winning praise all over, somehow I feel a gap. We hear all names – Danny Boyle, A R Rahman, Anil Kapoor, Gulzar, Loveleen Tandan, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan… truly deserving! But somehow Vikas Swarup’s name is not echoed a lot. Wonder why in the acceptance speeches, people don’t mention the writer’s name! Come on, how would you have made / thought of the movie if you hadn’t read the story in the Q&A book?

Let’s take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Vikas Swarup without whom the movie wouldn’t have been thought about!

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2009

I look forward to Kala Ghoda Arts Festival every year. Just got the info on dates. The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in 2009 will be on from 7th February to 15th February.

Will keep you posted! Until then, click on the title of this post to go the official Kala Ghoda Festival website.