28 November, 2020


So what did Vikram Seth take as a gift for the Naipauls? And how come the reclusive celebrity is being seen around a lot in Delhi?


Out For A Girl

For Vikram Seth, a visit to Khushwant Singh’s home for his two pegs of single malt and chit-chat is not that unusual. But in the last week, he’s been popping in to dinner with friends and even a book event by family friend and photographer Dayanita Singh at the National Gallery of Modern Art. Is he turning from recluse into one of Delhi’s P3Ps? But don’t be fooled: he’s hard at work—researching for his next novel, A Suitable Girl. Since it’s set in the here and now of Delhi, we’ll probably be seeing a lot more of the reclusive celebrity in the coming months.



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