‘Interviewing’ Harsha Bhogle is a bit of a problem for me personally.
We’ve worked out of the same office, in the Mumbai tabloid Mid-Day back way back in 1990 and off and on in the Rediff office during the early days of the site; over the years we’ve slipped into the habit of calling or texting each other when something cricket excites the imagination.
The formal ‘interview’ mode hence is damnably difficult to slip into with someone who has over nearly two decades been both respected professional, and good friend.
Still, here it is, complete and unexpurgated.
Addendum: Some folks in email asking why the video has only select clips. Short answer: the video is an hour and ten minutes long in its entirety. If we had uploaded the whole thing, all you’d get is endless “buffering”. So we published the whole transcript, with select clips for the flavor of hearing the man speak.