“One day, I told Kamleshwar something that had been preying on my mind. I took out a letter from my diary and showed it to him: the letter mentions two engines facing apart, which is also the ending of the novel Syah aur Safed (Black and White). I had told Rajendra Yadav Bhai that this is how I wanted to end my novel. The result  was that when Bhai published his Jab Pret Bolte Hain (When Ghosts Speak) as Saara Aakash (The Whole Sky), he stole the idea—by ending his novel in th