“A look at the gait and fire in her eyes and even the most conscientious men go weak-kneed. Emperors turn into cats at the sight of mats.... So, the story goes about this powerful media man who enjoys and revels in pleasures with the biggest and best in the business, and apparently has shared and cared together with none other than oo-laa-lla-le-o.” These are a few lines, somewhat cryptic, from a new book that a famed author and journalist, a bit eclipsed for the last two years, is hammering away. These are only contours of a novel and the author did say that these lines follow the downing of a few Bourbons, but it could soon be the book everyone is talking about.
Sunil Khilnani and his wife Katherine Boo are on a whirlwind tour of India to promote his book Incarnations, on 50 people who helped shape...