The phone bell screeched and I picked up the receiver.
“Ramesh, Indian social activist Kiran Bedi is addressing a meeting in Dubai. Why don’t you try to interview her?” asked a senior colleague.
“Sure, thanks,” I replaced the receiver and dialed the telephone operator.
“Hello,” replied our telephone operator Ramesh.
“Can you connect me to our car driver?”
“You mean driver Ramesh?” asked operator Ramesh.
I went with driver Ramesh to the venue where an official of Bharatheeyam, a cultural organisation that organised the programme, welcomed me.
“I am Ramesh,” I introduced myself.
“Pleasure meeting you. I am Ramesh too,” he smiled.
“Who is the main person in your organisation?” I asked him.
“You can see him sitting on the dais along with Kiran Bedi,” he pointed out.
“What’s his name?”
I almost fainted.