Karri Sriram of HydPark talk with Karan Thapar on his book

updated: September 14, 2018 23:33 IST
Karri Sriram of HydPark  talk with Karan Thapar on his book

HydPark, Hyderabad's premier platform for talks, discussions and debates, is organising StraightTalk with Karan Thapar on September 21, at 6.30 pm at Taj Krishna. In this session, moderator Sriram karri will cover Mr Thapar's latest book, Devil's Advocate, his journalism career, friendships, breakups, and various controversies, besides the current state of India's politics and media.

Mr Thapar is one of India's most controversial, acclaimed, awarded and loved-hated journalists. A pioneer in the art of Indian Television interviewing of celebs from all walks of life, essentially politics, his trademark 'Devil's Advocate' and 'HardTalk' formats for BBC have made him one of the most recognized faces in the Indian TV news world. 


His most-watched shows include Eyewitness, Tonight at 10, In Focus with Karan, Line of Fire, War of Words Devil's Advocate and The Last Word. He writes for The Hindustan Times, Business Standard and The Indian Express.

Karan Thapar has won several awards such as the Asian Television Award for Best Current Affairs Presenter (five-time winner), the Ramnath Goenka Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award (2009) and the International Press Institute – India Award for Excellence in Journalism (2013).

About the Book: Devil's Advocate

In Devil’s Advocate, Karan Thapar dives deep into his life to come up with many such moments. Included are stories of warm and lasting friendships, such as with Benazir Bhutto, 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, 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.


HYDPARK is an open platform for discussions and exchange of ideas, debates, books, and intellectual, literary events in Hyderabad. It has since its inception conducted several fascinating talks, debates, discussions and panel discussions. 

Sriram Karri, co-founder of HydPark, is the author of the bestselling MAN Asian Booker prize-longlisted novel, Autobiography of a Mad Nation, which has been hailed as one of the finest literary works set in India between Emergency to Godhra, and whose first book, The Spiritual Supermarket was on the Crossword Book awards longlist (non-fiction category)

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