22 Jan '12, 11am

#CFP #SKP Oprah tells India her secret from poverty

#CFP #SKP Oprah tells India her secret from poverty

JAIPUR: Television chatshow queen Oprah Winfrey received a rock star's welcome when she spoke on Sunday to a heaving audience of thousands of fans at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India. Winfrey, wearing a gold and red Indian outfit, told the packed crowd that her love of books had helped her education and enabled her to rise from a poor childhood in Mississippi to become one of the world's most influential women. "Reading is what I do for pleasure, what I do to relax myself," she said to cheers from spectators. "My ideal day is to spend a day reading a great book, and knowing I have another one to read." "At school I turned in assignments a week early to get another book. The other kids hated me," she joked, before naming Gregory David Roberts' 2003 bestseller "Shantaram", which is set in Mumbai, as one of her favourite novels. Winfrey, who ended her chatshow last yea...

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