The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
..things that drop into your mind, like lizards from the ceiling ..
I am talking of a place in India, (…), a fertile place, full of rice fields and wheat fields and ponds in the middle of those fields choked with lotuses and water lillies, and water buffaloes wading through the ponds and chewing on the lotuses and lillies.
One day I’ll have to come to China and see if your village paradises are any better.
The suspect was educated in a school with 2-foot-long lizards the color of half-ripe guavas hiding in the cupboard.
The teacher had a legitimate excuse to steal the money – he said he hadn’t been paid his salary in six months. He was going to undertake a Ghandian protest to retrieve his missing wages – he was going to do nothing in class until his paycheck arrived in the mail.
You can’t expect a man in a dung heap to smell sweet.
They remain slaves because they can’t see what is beautiful in this world.
..eventually Mr. Ashok and I had a disagreement or two about an English term – income tax.
I did my job with near total dishonesty, lack of dedication, and insincerity.