Niira Radia: Hi Rajdeep, sorry
Rajdeep Sardesai: haan bolo
Niira Radia: No I thought maybe you are in Italy after the budget.
Rajdeep Sardesai: No, no yaa where yaar...? I am going to meet the finance minister today after the budget for a idea that I want to share with him.
Niira Radia: Achha achhaa. I was just talking to Suhel and he was going off on his holiday after he's recovered from his...
Rajdeep Sardesai: Suhel Seth has a lot of time and money, neither of which I have at the moment.
Niira Radia: (laughs)
Rajdeep Sardesai: So I have to...
Niira Radia: You’ve got a cold, is it?
Rajdeep Sardesai: No, no yaar, no no where yaa, it's hot yaar, it's hot as ever
Niira Radia: It's awful, it's awful
Rajdeep Sardesai: Awful
Niira Radia: Rajdeep, Manoj Modi is in town tomorrow
Rajdeep Sardesai: OK
Niira Radia: And we are coming across to the Network 18 office in Noida tomorrow. Meeting Raghav and we were wondering if you were there
Rajdeep Sardesai: What time?
Niira Radia: We are coming across at 3 30.
Rajdeep Sardesai: Haan 3 30 is fine because 12 to 2 I have a meeting. 3: 30 is perfect.
Niira Radia: We are there at Raghav's office at about 3: 30. Can we meet up with you as well and have a run over with the gas issue and all that has been going on?
Rajdeep Sardesai: Sure, sure, sure. But I think it might be easier because... I maybe... just suppose maybe if I have to cancel my Parliament thing, if I am not there, who will you meet in case I am not there?
Niira Radia: We are meeting Raghav, and Raghav said he may as well just call Shireen in
Rajdeep Sardesai: Haan that’s that’s we’ll take everything from them. But I want Manoj to meet Sameer Manchanda because Sameer and Manoj had a long chat in between on the cable thing. So I’ll make sure that if I cannot be, I’ve committed to someone in Parliament, I realize now, if I don’t return by 3: 30 it will be a problem.
Niira Radia: hmhmm
Rajdeep Sardesai: But if I can, I will come, otherwise, uhhh if I can get someone from our team also to be briefed along, at that time I am fine, but frankly Shireen is the reporter who covers [inaudible] and all that
Niira Radia: OK great because Raghav in his last convo [conversation] had indicated, he said [inaudible, not clear] so Manoj said: Why don’t we just go across to their office and I said I haven't even been across to your office...
Rajdeep Sardesai: My own, my own sense that I get is that if Shireen is briefed properly, then we’ll be fine because we'll take all our stuff from them. But if possible, if one of our guys who is covering it in the court can also be briefed, nothing like it.
Niira Radia: OK OK.
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Originally transcribed by Suhasini R and checked by OL