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!
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.