BAT­TLE OF WITS

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - REGION -

Ai­yar: Karan, you had said I was the best in­ter­vie­wee you ever had. Why am I not in your book?

Thapar: As nice as you are Mani, you are not a woman.

Ai­yar: Why are you not seen on TV any­more?

Thapar: The BJP govern­ment has de­cided to for­sake me.

Ai­yar (amid laugh­ter): So you’re wait­ing for us to win.

Ai­yar: Let me do a Karan Thapar and in­ter­rupt you. (When woman from au­di­ence raises hand to ask ques­tion)

Ai­yar: I hope you put him on the mat.

Ai­yar: You steal politi­cians of their hon­our de­spite be­ing glib on some sub­jects.

Thapar: Speak­ing glibly has stood me a great stead in life.

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