Some links about writingSudarshan asks and examines: why don't some of the western literary genres appear in Indian writing? Perhaps they have no resonance in the lives of readers here? Nice post and I broadly agree. Who knows, perhaps we will have a genre called "beigepunk" that marries IT and sci-fi :-). Computer Science has been easily yoked, but does the more mundane world of deliveries and outsourcing have stories hidden in it? Scary.
Khaled Hosseini trivia: Each day, he gets up at 4 am and writes for a couple of hours. I didn't know he was also a practicing internist. Also, I have not yet read any of his books.