A few days after the Taliban took Kabul in mid-August, I reached out to Salima
Had a great relation with him. Whenever I used to play a rash shot, he used to scold me saying, “Play sensibly, I want to watch your batting”.... A gentleman and a very wonderful person. Will miss you, Rudi.
The world has become patriarchal, not just Indian society. We associate the honour of everything with a woman’s vagina. That is the root cause of the problem. We thought there was a time when things were changing and there will be change and things were being progressive. Now it is all gone.
Venkaiah Naidu was Venkaiah Naidu. He had a way of getting along with people. He had relations across the political spectrum. I don’t know how Mr Dhankhar [will be]…. There have been vice presidents from the BJP—Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and Naidu. Mr Dhankhar should combine the objectivity of Shekhawat with the humour of Naidu. He will be well advised to combine the two. And every vice president comes with the ambition of becoming the president…. So he has to prove his loyalty, too.
I am a passionate person. I am passionate about my food, my work, my family and my friends. So whenever I am doing something, I am there in that moment. It is so important to do that. You have to live your life. I can’t think about what can be, what should be, what is going to happen.