Last week Union Information Minister Ambika Soni hosted a lunch at her official residence Akbar Road. She keeps her house well and personally looks after her guests. That afternoon she had a mix of politicians, journalists and film stars. There was Sharmila Tagore, Nandita Das with her husband who she introduced as “ the man in question”, Muzaffar Ali and his wife, Meera. Read more
Last week Ram Niwas Mirdha died. He was a senior Congress politician, a former Minister and Chairman Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA). The last is thanks to eminent but controversial dancer Sonal Mansingh. Had she continued as Akademi’s Chair, Mirdha would never have made it.