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Published: 27th April 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2014 01:21 PM   |  A+A-

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

This too shall pass.

A book you could read over and over again.

To Kill a Mockingbird.

Who are your favourite writers?

Tolstoy, Premchand, Rohinton Mistry, Harper Lee.

Who is your favourite hero in fiction?

Atticus Finch.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Mahatma Gandhi.

What fictional city would you like to live in?

Malgudi.

What is your most treasured possession?

The fading memories of my simple childhood.

One thing that you would like to change about the world?

Make all religions disappear and God reappear.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Patience is a virtue and don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself in the time it provides.

What is your motto?

Never stop learning.

Dr Anirban Bose teaches and practises medicine at the University of Rochester, New York. His latest crime thriller The Death of Mitali Dotto exposes unpleasant realities within India’s gleaming new hospitals, raising questions about the ethics of a brash new world.

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