Over the years, I must say, I have come to the conclusion that Bal Thackeray is consistent about just one thing – his inconsistency.

In my first interview with the Sena tiger in the Nineties, I was pretty impressed when Balasaheb told me in no uncertain terms, “I am afraid of no one. Read more

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Rajiv Gandhi was not sure what he must do. Of course, he did not have to sing for his supper but Sunil Dutt was urging him on. “Please come up on to the stage,’’ said Dutt. “Sing along with us.’’

Rajiv’s trademark shy, dimpled smile came out rather hesitantly and he half got up from his plush chair. “Come, come. Please come up,’’ went on Dutt sa’ab. Read more

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In the middle of the Shiv Sena’s rampage against Shah Rukh Khan’s My Name Is Khan in Bombay, came the delightful news that someone had blackened Pramod Muthalik’s face in Bangalore just as he was preparing to oppose Valentine’s Day celebrations on Sunday. Read more

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I was working for a wire service whole of the time that Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister and also when he died. Read more

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