India, July 12 -- "We were in Bangkok for a track-two India-Pakistan conference, and decided to make an evening of it," said Barkha Dutt, noted TV anchor and listed columnist for the Washington Post about this portrait of Alpha women that features herself with fellow-TV anchor Suhasini Haider and president and chief executive of the Centre for Policy Research Yamini Aiyar, under a beautiful sky. All three women had grown up in Delhi and carved formidable careers for themselves, more or less around the same time and in the same circles, and the bonhomie was understandable; but it was made more special because it was hard-won. After all, Yamini's and Suhasini's fathers, the fiery Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar and BJP's equally fiery Subram...