The BJP is beset with a familiar Indian trait of never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Till Narendra Modi came along and used every available opportunity to catapult himself on the national centre stage. And yet, even a Modi-led BJP can commit harakiri.
I have met Deepika Padukone just once: it was the CNN IBN Indian of the year awards last year when she won the special achievement prize for having acted in a series of hit films. She cried on that occasion on receiving the award from her father, the legendary badminton player Prakash Padukone.
If you wanted to know how and why Rahul Dravid scored more than 13,000 test runs and took a world record 200 plus catches, you just had to be present at the 6th Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture. He was bang on time, dressed immaculately in jacket and tie, and had written a detailed speech.
This November, I complete 26 years in journalism: it's been quite a journey and I wouldn't trade it for anything else (actually I might, if I could only have been good enough to play cricket for India!). I was trained to be a lawyer but my heart was always in current affairs and writing.
The Indian army has always been reviled in the Kashmir valley. The army has been accused of human rights violations, of fake encounters, of oppression and being a symbol of an Indian state which most Kashmiri Muslims see as 'occupying' their land. And yet, today it is the men in uniform who have saved hundreds of lives
It is now almost seven months since Delhi hasn't had an elected government. Arvind Kejriwal's act of political harakiri in February 2014 pushed the Lieutenant Governor into the spotlight. Under the constitution, the LG has to make every possible effort to see if a government can be formed
Boxing films have always enthralled me. As a teenager, the Rocky series was inspirational. Raging Bull, the story of Jake La Motta, is probably the gold standard for all sports films, with Robert de Niro at his histrionic best. Other boxing films like The Fighter and Million Dollar Baby have also been captivating.
Welcome to my world of breaking views! This personal website is a space to share my journalism with you, to share my videos, blogs and columns. I belong to what I can best describe as a 'penumbral' generation of journalists: those who started in print, gradually moved to television, and are slowly coming to terms with the digital age.