Once upon a flight, I made a politician cry.
"I had a lovely flight and made a new friend, a 77 year old man who turned out to be a big politician! A Dr. Balram Jakhar - he was a lovely person and we spent the whole flight chatting.
He was Speaker of the Lok Sabha twice, Agriculture Minister, CM of Punjab .. etc.etc. Has led a full and busy life with good accoomplishments to look back on.
No doubt must have the usual political dusballs under the carpet .. but I liked him, and he liked me. He told me I'm now his youngest daughter and must come stay with them in Delhi. "
from my diary 12 mAY 2001