Sanjay Bahadur

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Sanjay Bahadur has advanced degrees in economics and business administration and has been a member of the Indian Civil Service since 1989. From 2000 to 2004 he was a director in the Indian Ministry of Coal, where he observed the Bagdihi disaster close-up; today he works in Goa, where he is Additional Commissioner of Income Tax. He is hard at work on his second novel, which will be set during the Great Indian Revolt of 1857.

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Books by this Author

Longlisted for the 2007 Man Asian Prize, a gripping debut novel about an Indian mining disaster as seen from the perspectives of the miners, their families, and the officials charged with rescuing them.Written by a former director of the Indian Ministry of Coal, and loosely based on the disastrous flood at the Bagdihi colliery in 2001, which trapped and killed dozens of miners, The Sound of Water is written with both an insider’s authority and rare literary style. Its suspenseful narrative...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. When all else fails - try truth!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That there may be someone out there who hates me unconditionally.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Why do people ask "So tell me, what are you thinking right now?"

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Aladdin's cave !

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Currently, Angelina Jolie.

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December 22, 2008

When I was a kid and growing up, the year had only 365 days that were identified merely by a month and a date. But that was too simplistic for the highly evolved and complex human mind. So today March 8 is the International Women’s Day, November 19 is the International Men’s Day, June 21 is Father’s Day and May 11 is Mother’s Day.  And now, I have found the mother of all days: the Global Orgasm Day, which falls on December 21.

The official website explains the scientific basis of celebrating the Global Orgasm Day (G.O.D.):  “Our minds influence Matter and Quantum Energy fields, so by concentrating our... see more

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