Sukhoi flight was a proud moment for me: Nirmala Sitharaman
Different Strokes with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The show is based on an exclusive interaction with the Defence Minister where she talks candidly about her life before and after entering politics. Married into a family where pickles are “serious business”, Nirmala Sitharaman takes great joy in going down south to her family home to make pickle. As BJP spokesperson she had walked up to the then party Chief Nitin Gadkari and sought permission to go home. When she told him it was to make pickle, his jaw dropped: “kya nirmala jee, achar ke liye (to make pickle),” he had then said. She actually took time to explain to him how important the ritual was to her family and her. In an interview with Kumkum Chadha, Sitharaman also talks about being compared to Indira Gandhi, working alongside men in uniform, the Rafale controversy and more. Different Strokes is a weekly interview based show by Hindustan Times which captures the lives of politicians, artists and celebrities from a different prism.