While politicians back in the UK are locking horns over the future of the press, Boris Johnson is, well, being Boris.
On Wednesday night, Johnson met the England cricket team at a gala reception in Mumbai, where he chatted with batsman Kevin Pietersen, whom he described as having a "zen-like focus" at the crease. The pair also shared batting tips.
He appears to have taken the advice to heart, being pictured playing cricket with local Mumbai school boys on Juhu Beach after meeting Bollywood film directors.
The mayor of London is being given the full VIP treatment on his arrival in India's trade capital Mumbai - with an armed guard keeping watch outside his hotel room.
A source said: "There's four or five guards on his floor, although one does look a bit dozy."
Mumbai is much hotter than Delhi and Hyderabad at this time of year and the film executives who had chosen to meet Mr Johnson wore pale linen suits and aviator sunglasses.
After enjoying talks on the bar's terrace, decked out with white linen sofas and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the mayor headed indoors for an hour-long meeting.