I was lucky enough in a huge roomful of people, who all had their hands raised, to have the President call on me for a question. But the moment he heard that I was a reporter by profession, he said he would take a question from someone else since I "always had the chance to ask questions and the others did not!"
"Jab miya biwi razi, to kya keraga qazi" (when the couple is game, how can a priest stop the marriage) - that is how Vikas Swarup, spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs, described the India-Pakistan engagement post Pathankot.
Many of my friends ask me why we go through the pain of loving a dog and then losing them so soon. I don't know, I haven't been through that yet. But I know why we love them - because they are simply the most wonderful, selfless creatures on earth.