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Maiden journalistic scoop and a hat trick as a student of Dateline Delhi – interviewing Roger Moore (Above), David Niven (L), and Trevor Howard (R) on the sets of the film, Sea Wolves,
at Roshnara Club in Old Delhi (1980).
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With singing duo Jagjit & Chitra Singh (1981).
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Another scoop for Celebrity magazine
– interview with the President of India,
Giani Zail Singh, at Rashtrapati Bhawan
(1983).
Tête-à-tête with Maharani of Jaipur, Rajmata Gayatri Devi, at Delhi’s Polo Grounds (1984).
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Interviewing the Maharaja of Jaipur,
Brigadier Swai Bhawani Singh, at
City Palace (1985).
Interviewing the Star-MP Sunil Dutt in the cafeteria of Parliament House (1987).
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Interviewing Tara Ali Baig, the first Asian woman President of the International Union for Child Welfare and President of the SOS Children’s Villages of India (1987). Interviewing Martand Singh, the cultural aficionado & Vice Chairman of Indian National Trust of Art and Cultural Heritage (1988).
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A post-interview banter with Dr Najma Heptulla, Deputy Speaker, Rajya Sabha (1988).
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Interviewing actor Vinod Khanna & his wife Kavita in Mumbai (1989).
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Interviewing His Holiness Dalai Lama in Dharamsala (1990).
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Former Foreign Secretary, K Natwar Singh (L) releasing the anniversary issue of Touch, the inflight magazine of Damania Airways, and (R) celebrating with the team at Taj Mansingh,
New Delhi (1995).
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With President KR Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhawan (L), after the launch of the very first book that one commissioned and edited for Sterling Publishers, India at 50: Bliss of Hope & Burden of Reality. This seminal volume was adjudged the best book in the category of Golden Jubilee publications by the Federation of Indian Publishers. (R) Receiving the award from Jagmohan, former Lt Governor of Delhi (1997).
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Releasing the very first book on the Actor of the Millennium, Amitabh Bachchan – The Legend, as Consultant Editor, Macmillan India Ltd, in Delhi and Bombay (1999).
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Presenting the posthumous memoir
of India’s ace Foreign Secretary, TN
Kaul, A Diplomat’s Diary, to President
KR Narayanan, at Rashtrapati Bhawan
(2000).
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• (L) Meeting the President KR Narayanan along with the French author Guy Sorman (next to Prez) to present him the first copy of The Genius of India. With French Ambassador Bernard de Montferrand and filmmaker Mrinal Sen, after the release of The Genius of India, at the French Embassy, New Delhi (2001).
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Luminary scholar Dr Kapila Vatsyayan presenting the first copy of Shadows of Words to the Poetess of the Millennium Amrita Pritam, her autobiography (2001).

A panel discussion on the significance of translated works of literature.

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(L) With the French author Jean Claude Carrière and French Ambassador Bernard de Montferrand, at the release of In Search of the Mahabharata, at the French Embassy, New Delhi. (R) Being interviewed by Doordarshan after the launch (2001).
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Receiving the former Prime Ministers, Chandrashekhar (L) and PV Narasimha Rao (R) at the launch of Gods of Power (2002).

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Actor-politician Vinod Khanna, Minister
of Culture, releasing the title, Being &
Becoming
: The Cinemas of Asia,
accompanied by the Ambassador of
Japan, in New Delhi (2002).
Sharmila Tagore and Nandita Das at the release.
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One for the album – at the Macmillan banquet with actress Vyjayantimala, former cabinet minister Vasant Sathe and actor Amrish Puri – in New Delhi (2003).
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Welcoming the Defence Minister
Jaswant Singh at the launch of
Bharat Karnad’s Nuclear Weapons
& Indian Security
, in New Delhi (2002).

At the release of the autobiography of Indian Wisden Cricketer of the Century, Kapil Dev, Straight from the Heart, in New Delhi (2004).
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Dr & Mrs Karan Singh at the release of India: A Land of Celebration, in New Delhi (2005).
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Lok Sabha speaker Somnath
Chatterjee releasing Always Being
Born
, the memoir of distinguished
director Mrinal Sen, in New Delhi (2004).
President R Venkataraman releasing Vasant Sathe’s Memoirs of a Rationalist – Sathe is flanked by the Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, in New Delhi (2005).
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Actor Anupam Kher and director
Shyam Benegal releasing the
posthumous autobiography of ace
villain Amrish Puri, The Act of Life,
in Mumbai (2006).
Eminent playwright and director Girish Karnad did the honours in Bangalore.
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