Vir Sanghvi: How these adjectives relate to people he's known

Sushmita Bose /Dubai Filed on July 15, 2021

The journalist and TV presenter tells us about his unique attributions to adjectives and adverbs that remind him of people he's known along the way

Who has surprised you the most?

Sonia Gandhi. I never thought she would develop such strong political instincts, or bring back the Congress to power, or run the government for 10 years

Who is the brightest person you know?

Nandan Nilekani and Shashi Tharoor. I’m not talking about their achievements — but their insights, their range of interests

Who has inspired you the most?

I don’t usually get inspired by people. But among the ones I admired the most are Bhaskar Menon and Sonny Mehta

Who has a way with people?

Shah Rukh Khan and Tony Blair: if either of them set their mind on charming somebody, they would succeed


Sushmita Bose

Sushmita, who came to Dubai in September 2008 on a whim and swore to leave in a year's time (but then obviously didn't), edits wknd., the KT lifestyle mag, and writes the Freewheeling column on the Oped page every Friday. Before joining Khaleej Times, she'd worked for papers like Hindustan Times and Business Standard in New Delhi, and a now-defunct news magazine called Sunday in Calcutta. She likes meeting people, making friends, and Facebooking. And even though she can be spotted hanging out in Dubai's 'new town', she harbours a secret crush on the old quarters, and loves being 'ghetto-ised' in Bur Dubai where she is currently domiciled.