Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
Now that we are nearing the end of election season in India, everywhere I go, conversations revolve around the big democratic circus.
Throughout the reading and the Q&A session that lasted for two hours, Archer was in a playful mood, answering questions patiently, complaining good-naturedly that Indians always “nitpicked” and pointed out mistakes in his novels.
At the end of the session, Archer made a startling announcement.
“I am going to stand for elections this time around and I will represent the Samajwadi Party,” he said to audible gasps from the audience.