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Lunch With BS: Sugata Bose

The Harvard historian-turned-politician, who is Subhash Chandra Bose's great-nephew, tells Anjali Puri why it is imperative to speak up for India's students

Lunch With BS: Sugata Bose

Sugata Bose surprises me by emerging, on time, from behind the wheel of a bright blue Honda sedan. As we enter Tres, a bistro in a sleepy street on the fringes of Lutyens Delhi, the Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member from West Bengal, also a history professor on leave from Harvard University, explains that he likes to try and drive himself. When he refuses wine, and I ask if he is being a circumspect Indian politician, he looks astonished and says, “Not at all, I enjoy good wine but I usually have it in the evenings rather than in the middle of the day.” Such atypical ...