The best political interview of the year. (So far.)

PRITAM SENGUPTA writes from New Delhi: It took one cookie cutter from Manmohan Singh to send L.K. Advani scurrying into the thickets of victimhood. In contrast, it can be safely said that India’s Political Family No. 1 has faced the relentless fussilade from the lunatic fringe with far greater elan and equanimity.

Barkha Dutt‘s outstanding interview with Priyanka Gandhi on NDTV 24×7 showed just where it comes from, as the woman who many say resembles Indira Gandhi in her persona and personality tackled questions on politics, identity, tragedy, forgiveness, vipasana and more with ease and grace.

Why, she even uses a word few of the name-calling, finger-wagging, chest-thumping brigade could probably even spell: epiphany.

View the full video: The Priyanka Gandhi interview

Watch the show: Tonight 5.30 pm; tomorrow 9.30 pm