I, Chakkarapani Sampath, swear by Almighty God that on becoming a British Citizen, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her Heirs and Successors, according to law.

I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfil my duties and obligations as a British Citizen.

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

More than a month back, I had a chance to be part of the audience in the Question Time programme telecast in BBC1. It was not a live show, but gets recorded in single take around 2 hours before the telecast. Wish I had got to speak during the show. It was nice to see the way the crew members worked as I have never been anywhere near such shows. More than that, I was pleasantly surprised to see about dozen odd people at work and at Anirud’s school saying that they spotted me on the telly. There goes my claim for the fifteen minutes of fame.