I am angry, disappointed and upset but also relieved that I found out what was going on and alerted authorities including Harvard before any serious damage was done. If after all this the only thing I can be accused of is being stupid, then I'll take it on the chin, learn from it and move on.
Eight years after Nirbhaya's gang rape and murder, we have learnt nothing. Our police is broken, our judiciary is broken, our politicians are broken, and we the people are broken.
While the coverage has been nauseating, what stood out this week was Rhea Chakraborty's decision to break her silence. She spoke to three national news channels, including NDTV, and gave her side of the story. Of course, on the toxic social media platforms, where Rhea has been pronounced guilty and is awaiting full execution, her decision to speak out and defend herse...
The fact is, Shujaat always stood for dialogue and peace. He was very active on the "Track 2" circuit between India and Pakistan.
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!"
The only minds that are polluted are the ones that are trying to hound those with a different point of view, bully them into toeing a line. We should not stand for it.
"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.
Don't conduct foreign policy based on hysterical TV shows or social media.
As the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu gets underway tomorrow, tensions between India and Pakistan are threatening to overshadow everything else.
He stormed out of my interview after I asked him about his timing.