In Conversation with Aishwarya Rai – The Making of an Ice Maiden

I attained instant celebrity status in my nukkad after interviewing the Ice Maiden, although I do so dislike it when stars show attitude! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gives me the entire gamut – right from endless phone calls to dealing with a termagant of a hairdresser, to some relentless trudging in the baking heat, before she condescends to sitting for the promised interview.


Pune or Poona – What's in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This was ole Will Shakespeare’s take on the matter, but then he didn’t have the likes of Arvind Kejriwal to contend with, who deftly deflects the junta’s attention from more pressing matters by raising syaapas where none exist.