Devil's Advocate: The Untold Story
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Devil's Advocate: The Untold Story  (English, Hardcover, Karan Thapar)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
    • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
    • ISBN: 9789352779840, 9352779843
    • Pages: 224
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    Sometime in the late summer of 1976, Sanjay Gandhi asked if I wanted to go flying with him... After first attempting to teach Karan Thapar to fly (not very successfully) Sanjay Gandhi took the controls and performed a series of aerobatics, not particularly dangerous but nonetheless thrilling. Once they were further away from Delhi, he became even more daring. Suddenly, he decided to scare the farmers working in the fields below by aiming the aircraft straight at them. As he dived down, they scattered and ran, fearing for their lives. At the last moment, Sanjay pulled up dramatically and waved at the bewildered farmers, clearly chuffed with the whole performance. The manoeuvre required nerves of steel and tremendous self-confidence, both of which Sanjay possessed in plenty. In Devil's Advocate, Karan dives deep into his life to come up with many such moments. Included here are stories of warm and lasting friendships, such as with Benazir Bhutto, whom he met while he was an undergraduate. He also talks about his long association with Aung San Suu Kyi and Rajiv Gandhi. However, not all friendships lasted-for example, with L.K. Advani, with whom he shared a close bond until an unfortunate disagreement over an interview caused a falling-out. The tension generated during an interview has spilled over off-screen multiple times, and Karan discusses these incidents in detail. For instance, when Amitabh Bachchan lost his cool during a post-interview lunch or when Kapil Dev cried like a baby. And there's the untold story of two of his most controversial interviews-with Jayalalithaa and Narendra Modi. While Jayalalithaa laughed it off later, the after-effects of Modi's infamous walkout have grown worse with time. Riveting and fast-paced, Devil's Advocate is as no-holds-barred as any of Karan Thapar's interviews.
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    • 23 mm
    Height
    • 238 mm
    Length
    • 159 mm
    Weight
    • 443 gr
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    The book makes an excellent reading.
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    Best in the market!

    Speedy delivery & good packing.... Thanks flipkart...
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    excellent writing..hard to put down...
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    Great product

    Indeed unknown stories.
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    Worth the money

    It was very informative autobiography as well as the way Mr. Karan Thaper writes the stuff is really impressive. I am happy to read such wonderful real stories and got sad while reading the chapter which contained his wife death. Thanks
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    Perfect product!

    This is must read by Karan Thapar. All stories are really interesting and the way it has been written is quite remarkable. Not reading this book as many of us feel he is biased will be a huge mistake. He has really tried to clarify himself what he is and how he does his job.
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    Great product

    Journalism is literature in a hurry. After reading this masterpiece I felt Karan Thapar could have easily become a full time writer. why in a hurry?
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    Wonderful

    Mr Karan Thapar enjoyed reading your book .Good job
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    Must buy!

    Karan delivers a masterclass yet again.
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    Q:What is this book all about??
    A:It is about Karan Thapar's life and interviews of various personalities he has interviewed including the one with Narendra Modi where he walked out in under 3 minutes.
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    Q:How many pages?
    A:224
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