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It is a device; it helps me say many things. The exaggeration is part of the spoof.

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The column is meant to both amuse and educate, to raise consciousness and to create a space for a liberal voice to be heard in an increasingly illiberal society where a toxic brew of religion and terrorism is corroding the few liberal spaces we had left.

I want the satire to set off alarm bells. How difficult is it to write in a voice not your own, and to adopt a persona very different from your own?

After a while, do the malapropisms and mannerisms fall into place and become second nature, or do they still need effort? I have been writing the Butterfly columns since After all these years, I find it very easy to slip into the Butterfly's persona and to speak in her voice. In fact, while I mull over my columns for a long time, I find I can churn out a column in 20 minutes flat.

So in that sense, yes, the Butterfly's mannerisms and malapropisms — if not second nature — have certainly got easier with time. I chose to adopt the first person singular and to write in the Butterfly's voice. I experimented with the third person but found that grim and distancing.

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I found the first person easier, less judgmental, more humorous. I chose humour and satire precisely because it is easier to break bad news in satire; it is less painful, too.

To come to your latest novel, Tender Hooks , the Butterfly is back but her concern is not Janoo, her husband, but finding a suitable girl for her Aunty Pussy's son, Jonkers? Do we see shades of Jane Austen and Vikram Seth viewed from a kaleidoscope gone crazy? Pride and Prejudice, yes, definitely… I have read and liked Jane Austen enormously. We see a lot more politics in Tender Hooks.

We have scenes such as the President asking the nation to stand firm in the face of terror, police to monitor madrasas, security threats leading to 50 per cent plunge in foreign investments, terrorist strikes, people getting killed… I wanted to retain the diary-like format for this novel; it allows me to speak in the first person and make comments and observations I ordinarily would not.

The headlines provide the context to the diary jottings as well as a chronological mooring to the events as they unfold. I also wanted to say that nearly everyday something terrible is happening in Pakistan, something so terrible that it penetrates the Butterfly's bubble and affects her.

So when bombs go off, she can't visit the salon for her facials and is forced to call the beautician home, she is deprived of her spa and all that it entails.

Her life is affected. You might think that is terribly frivolous and of little consequence when bombs are going off and killing people in the city.Would you like to tell us about a lower price? David Tabatsky.

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Miss Shumaila, his secretary, ek number ki chaaloo cheez. Am rolling on the floor laughing. Second Chance at Love.

To the author's credit - it takes some skill to consistently write wrong! If something happens to me anytime soon, this is probably the reason.

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