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fatima_bhutto18 authors on being 18: The Outlook

Outlook magazine asked 18 top authors to write about being 18, a curious phase in life. ‘Their thoughts are here—from Ruskin Bond, 79, in Mussoorie who does not have a cellphone or an e-mail address, who speed-posted his handwritten notes and it reached us the day he said it would, to Fatima Bhutto, 31, who promptly replied to the mail reque­sting her to write in half an hour when she was travelling in Johannesburg and sent an enchanting little piece about growing up in Damascus, to Pico Iyer who quickly sent in his piece as he said he was going to be cut off from the world soon.’

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PICO IYER
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CHETAN BHAGAT
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AMIT CHAUDHURI
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IAN JACK
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AMISH TRIPATHI
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JERRY PINTO
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FATIMA BHUTTO
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RUSKIN BOND
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NARESH FERNANDES
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MARK TULLY
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MANU JOSEPH
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RANA MITTER
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ANITA NAIR
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ALTAF TYREWALA
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RAVINDER SINGH
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AMITABHA BAGCHI
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SHOVON CHOWDHURY
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MANI SHANKAR AIYAR