– A cop with conviction
grew up reading and hearing about Dr. Kiran Bedi.
And I just discovered that not only
does she get media attention, she has 536 web
pages devoted to her in yahoo! alone. Including
her own interactive website (www.kiranbedi.com)
launched by the Dalai Lama last April.
she does, however she does it, she gets .written
and talked about. Does this limelight help or
hinder her, I ask.” That’s an interesting
question,” she answers promptly.” And
something you, the media, should answer. Why do
you write about me?”
you make good copy,” I tell her, sitting at a
hotel room in Dubai on Saturday. “ but all I
do is work.
I work because I want to, not to make
copy. It is my duty to address issues and solve
them. I’m constantly on the move, trying to
see how I can work better, serve the people
better. You write about me because what I do is
different, it is new. That is why it is news,
“ she points out with devastating honesty.
go back to the beginning of a trail blazing
career. And ask how difficult/ challenging it
was to be the first women IPS officer. “There
were no difficulties, there are none when
you’re prepared. And I had put in a lot of
preparation before joining the service. I had my
sports background- I had just won the Asian
tennis championship for women – my academic
background, me mental tenacity and sensitivity.
I had a strong mission to serve the government.
I didn’t enter the services blindfolded. So
there were no surprises for me.
am at peace with myself. Each day of my life has
a sense of fulfillment. I value opportunities
and a lot of hard work and personal taxation
goes into translating opportunities into action.
Every assignment has been fulfilling because all
benefit the common man. My vision remains
- Dr. Kiran