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My brother, the writer Vikram Seth, was recently scammed by Amazon. It is appalling and here’s the story in his words. @amazonindia #amazonwoes #vikramseth
Scammed and then Stonewalled by @amazonIN

by #vikramseth

Here is a most unsuitable scam perpetrated by #Amazon (or its couriers or agents).

I ordered 10 bamboo bookracks. (I am a writer.) Each was for ₹ 999.
@amazonindia @AmazonIndia #AmazonWoes #AmazonScams #VikramSeth

In a few days, Amazon texted me that my order was due to arrive and sent me an OTP (one time password) to give to the courier or driver.

The Amazon driver arrived. He had exactly one bamboo bookrack with him.
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Not so long after #ASuitableBoy came out I first met #VikramSeth autographing copies at #Blackwells at #Oxford. When my turn came he asked where I was from. I told him. He warmed up - he was already fairly jovial with those present - & told me how he learnt Urdu for the novel 1/
that he loved Urdu poetry & wished to visit Pakistan. He wrote a couple of sentences in Urdu on my copy. Turned out he was an alumnus of #corpuschristi which I was attending & which had recently made him Honorary Fellow. I asked him for an interview which he very graciously 2/
agreed to. A few days later we sat in the heavenly back lawn of our College. Libas Magazine carried it in the summer of ‘94. I met him a few times thereafter as well - we invited him over for a reading & he invited me back for formal hall. A few times he hung out in the 3/
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