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Q&A (Slumdog Millionaire)

By Vikas Swarup

Q&A (Slumdog Millionaire)

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The music in the background changes to a suspense tune, with the sound of a ticking time bomb superimposed over it.

"D. Betrayal," I reply.

"Do you go to the movies?"

"Yes."

"And did you see Betrayal?"

"Yes."

"Are you absolutely, one hundred percent sure of your answer?"

"Yes."

There is a crescendo of drums. The correct answer flashes on the screen.

"Absolutely, one hundred percent correct! You've just won one thousand rupees! We will now take a quick commercial break," declares Prem Kumar.

The studio sign changes to APPLAUSE. The audience claps. Prem Kumar smiles. I don't.

Copyright © 2005 by Vikas Swarup

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