Today’s column starts with a story that I had planned to leave for a possible future memoir but since we live in a ‘here and now’ era, it is perhaps best to tell it while it remains relevant. In the year 2000, I was in Pakistan tracking down that country’s terror militias which were targeting the Kashmir valley. My travels took me to Rawalpindi and the headquarters of the self-styled United Jihad Council to meet with the Hizbul Mujahideen chief, Syed Salahuddin. The initial interaction didn’t go off well at all.
India Today India Tomorrow is a programme that interview families across generations and gives you a chance to peak into their lives, the sense that magic and hear their stories. In this episode, watch Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Farooq Abdullah and his son, Omar Abdullah from Jammu & Kashmir.