As I was watching the video recording of my book launch, I realized I said something which I didn’t mean at all, which was not complimentary to the chief guest who had released my book. In retrospect, I regret for the faux pas I made. Sometimes spontaneous reactions and thinking on one’s feet are not always welcome, because you end up making a fool of yourself. I consoled myself that I was not alone and even great speakers commit slips intended or unintended when I happened to attend a talk on an icon recently. While referring to the highest award the icon has received, he said the recipient well deserved it unlike the several thugs who received the award through the years and went on to mention their names concluding with the name of another icon which shocked the audience for including her in the category of thugs. I wondered if it was a slip of the tongue on the speaker’s part or he really meant what he said.
n.meera raghavendra rao