Straight Talk with Karan Thapar

Meetups | English | 1hr 30mins

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HydPark invites you for a verbal duel, a royale showdown, battle of wits, where Karan Thapar, India's most controversial TV journalist, on his life, career, work and his latest book, Devil’s Advocate. 


In his book, Thapar shares stories of friendships with Benazir Bhutto, Aung San Suu Kyi, Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi. He reveals amazing details of his relationships with powerful people, including former Prime Ministers and Presidents. He shares tales behind famous interviews, like when Amitabh Bachchan lost his cool or when Kapil Dev cried like a baby. And the untold story of two of his most controversial interviews: with Jayalalithaa and Narendra Modi.


Sriram Karri, co-founder of Hyd Park, and author of bestselling novel, Autobiography of a Mad Nation, will grill Thapar in his own style. As a journalist, Karri has written for The New York Times, BBC, Guardian, HuffingtonPost, New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Firstpost, Scroll, Wire, Print, International Business Times, Rediff etc., and has moderated talks with personalities like Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, Sanjaya Baru, Jairam Ramesh, K T Rama Rao, Sudha Murthy, Barkha Dutt, etc.

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  • Age limit: 18+.
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