On the flip side… Oh! Sorry. The Personal side of Kiran Bedi – PART 1

Personal side of Kiran Bedi - Part 1

Childhood and Education

Kiran Bedi was born on 9th June 1949 in Amristar into a Punjabi business family.  She was the second child of Prakash Lal and Prem Latha. She has three sisters Shashi, Reeta and Anu.  Bedi’s upbringing was not religious she was brought up in both Hindu and Sikh traditions.  Her father helped with the family’s textile business and also played tennis. Bedi’s grandfather Muni Lal controlled the family business and gave an allowance to Bedi’s father.  But when he enrolled his elder daughter Shashi in Sacred Heart Convent School, Amristar; Muni Lal opposed his granddaughter being educated in a Christian school.  However, Prakash Lal declared financial independence and went ahead and enrolled all his daughters in the same school including Kiran Bedi. Kiran graduated in 1968 with BA (honours) in English.  The same year she won the NCC Cadet Officer Award.  Later she obtained mater’s degree in political science.  After that, she earned a law degree and a PhD from IIT Delhi.

Table Tennis Career

Influenced by her father kiran played tennis from the tender age of Nine.  As a teenager she cut her hair short as it interfered with her game. She has won many awards including national championship.  She was eligible for entry to the Wimbledon Junior championship but was not nominated by the Indian administration

VK Sasikala – Once a kingmaker. Will she be a Maker or a Breaker?


The disruption over her homecoming marked with so much of speculations. Clad in her green colour saree like the late CM Jayalalitha may be to reiterate that the mantle is still on her. This goes without saying as she is also flying the party’s flag on her car. After being expelled from the position of party chief by the present CM E Palaniswami, the man she handpicked as Chief Minister as part of the reward to comply with her vision and to overturn O Paneersalvam the present Deputy CM.  It’s perceived that she may claim her grounds.  But her modus operandi people keep contemplating.

Tamilnadu is awaiting a great shakening.  Let’s wait and watch what’s getting withered and what is going to stand firm at the wake of this shakening. The acid test is here to pass.