Rapid-fire round

Friday - - Society -

Two peo­ple you would like to have on air:

Jaggu: Rakesh Jhun­jhun­wala, trader who’s on Forbes’ list of bil­lion­aires; and Adrian Smith, the de­sign ar­chi­tect of the Burj Khal­ifa. Tarana: In­dian busi­ness ty­coon Ratan Tata, and politi­cian Rahul Gandhi.

Three peo­ple you would not want on your show:

Jaggu: Any­body who comes with tele­vi­sion make-up for a ra­dio in­ter­view. Be­lieve me, it’s hap­pened. Tarana: Any­body too full of them­selves. Ac­tu­ally, it’s awe­some to de­flate over­size egos on air!

Scari­est mo­ment on air:

Jaggu: The first time I op­er­ated the stu­dio con­trols, it shut down on me. Tarana: It hap­pened when I was on air for 15 hours at a time for days dur­ing the Mum­bai floods and the 26/11 ter­ror at­tacks in Mum­bai.

The hap­pi­est mo­ment in your life:

Jaggu: My then girl­friend, now wife, ac­cept­ing my mar­riage pro­posal Tarana: Gen­er­ally happy most days. I’m a happy camper!

The sad­dest:

Jaggu: When I lose some­one close. Tarana: I have had my share of ups and downs, but noth­ing comes to mind as the sad­dest mo­ment ever.

A turn­ing point in your life:

Jaggu: Tarana. Tarana: Drop­ping in on Jaggu’s drive-time show to hang with him and be­ing paired with him on morn­ings there­after!

The book on your bed­side ta­ble:

Jaggu: The Ety­mo­logi­con - A Cir­cu­lar Stroll Through the Hid­den Con­nec­tions of the English Lan­guage by Mark Forsyth. Though I usu­ally don’t read books with such long names. Tarana: I’m read­ing River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh

A song al­ways in your head.

Jaggu: It’s a bit of an orches­tra, and some­times it goes on a break. Tarana: Keeps chang­ing – at present it is Tere Mere Beech Mein from Shuddh Desi Ro­mance.

Your com­fort food.

Jaggu: Samosa, gu­lab ja­mun, biryani. Tarana: Thai curry and rice.

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