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Friday, March 10, 2006

A writer and a journalist

I was chatting with Scyld Berry, the British cricket writer, in the press box at Mohali, and at one point we decided to call our friend, Chandrahas. We tried one number, then another, no luck. We dialled madly for five minutes, but couldn't get through. Then Scyld asked:

"Does Chandrahas want to be a writer or a journalist?"

"A writer," I replied.

"That explains it," said Scyld. "A writer always keeps his phone switched off. A journalist always keeps it on."
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