Racy, fun, sharp columns from an award-winning TV journalist TV personality Karan Thapar, known for his relentless grilling of politicians on his current affairs shows, brings a sense of humour and a sharp incisive eye to his newspaper columns. This book is a selection of the best columns written by him over the last eleven years. The columns range from the author's perceptive portraits of politicians and celebrities to his reflections on the state of the media and the peculiarities of the English language. He also turns the gaze on himselfsharing with us his eccentricities, his foibles and anecdotes about himself and his family, including his late wife, Nisha. There are also pieces here about his Doon and Cambridge days and vignettes from his travels to cities near and far. Racy, fun, sharp columns from an award-winning TV journalist TV personality Karan Thapar, known for his relentless grilling of politicians on his current affairs shows, brings a sense of humour and a sharp incisive eye to his newspaper columns. This book is a selection of the best columns written by him over the last eleven years. The columns range from the author's perceptive portraits of politicians and celebrities to his reflections on the state of the media and the peculiarities of the English language. He also turns the gaze on himselfsharing with us his eccentricities, his foibles and anecdotes about himself and his family, including his late wife, Nisha. There are also pieces here about his Doon and Cambridge days and vignettes from his travels to cities near and far.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins (1 December 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8172237766
  • ISBN-13: 978-8172237769
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 2.3 cm

About the Author

Winner of the Indian Express Journalist of the Year (Broadcast) award for 2007-08, Karan Thapar is head of Infotainment Television (ITV), a production house that makes programmes for the BBC, Channel NewsAsia, CNBC, CNN-IBN and Doordarshan. Before his return to India in I991, Thapar worked with London Weekend Television and for The Times (UK).

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