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Nadeem Aslam, the author of Maps for Lost Lovers and The Blind Man's Garden talks about his writing process, how he comes up with characters, what inspires him and why he thinks news is the most emotional programme on television.

Interview by Tabinda Siddiqi/Dawn.com

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ashfaque patel
Mar 13, 2013 02:06pm
A Subhan
Mar 13, 2013 12:23pm
Very good interview..... liked every bit of it.
Mar 13, 2013 11:50pm
Am a writer. Nadeem and Ian McEwan are my idols.
Mar 14, 2013 08:47am

The news is the most emotional programme on TV because it shows us harrowing scenes that occur almost daily and remind us how utterly brutalised and dehumanised our nation has been turned into. The sad thing is that TV channels sensationalise real live tragic events by adding dramatic music and shocking computer graphics. There is no discretion whatsoever. Expressions of private grief and mourning are broadcast shamelessly. Watching the news becomes traumatic.