Rajdeep Sardesai is editor in chief IBN network. When not chained to 1
No breaking news tv on night Rajiv was assassinated. Given what some news channels have become, just as well. Stay well. Bye
Met Rajiv once in 1990 when out of power: got an interview courtesy Murli Deora who was then the Mumbai Cong chief.
Took the phone off the hook. Did not know he had been assassinated till morning. Learnt lesson: journalist can never switch off phone
21st may. Day when Rajiv was assassinated. Ironically, had just returned the night before from covering one of his last rallies in Nagpur.
Mood of urban India on eve of 4 year UPA anniversary: 8 to 10.30 pm on cnn ibn and ibn 7.
Tonight: IBN 7/CNN IBN leadership survey: mood of urban India. Who does it want as next PM? And what are the key issues?
Suprabhat: garmi bahar bhee hai, garmi andar bhee. Sone bhee nahi detee, jagne bhee nahi. Best to hit work early.
Song for the night: aadmi musafir hai woh aata hai aur jaata bhee hai: Film: apnapan, lyrics:anand bakshi; music: LP. Gnight
Karan Thapar has first rate voices on Sino Indian relations. Srinath Raghavan, Prof Srikanth Kondipalli, Dr C Rajamohan.
10.30 pm: Face the Nation: is greed the driving force for new India?
India at 9: spot fixing: Is BCCI part of the problem, not the solution? Can Cong distance itself from Jagan Reddy's corruption?
8.30 pm The Last Word: Can Sino-Indian relations really turn a new page?