The Reluctant Billionaire – An Excerpt

Dilip Shanghvi is one of the most interesting and least understood business minds whose journey has been shrouded in mystery because of his reticence. The Reluctant Billionaire reveals the riveting story of the fiercely intense personality that lies beneath his calm demeanour. Based on interviews with over 150 friends, family members, rivals, former aides and…

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The Story Behind my New Book

by Tanaz Bhathena The Beauty of the Moment began as a short story, one that I didn’t think I would write, because I’m usually uncomfortable writing about anything that’s too close to my own life. The story, titled Last Days, First Days, was structured as a series of flashbacks and flash forwards, the flashbacks set…

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The Best of Ruskin Bond’s Years with his Daddy

At age eight, Ruskin goes to live with his father in Delhi. His time in the capital is filled with books, visits to the cinema, music and walks and conversations with his father—a dream life for a curious and wildly imaginative boy, which turns tragic all too soon.  This Father’s Day, we revisit the story…

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Ruskin Bond on Friendship and Farewells

“It was 1947, and life was about to change quite dramatically for most of us” In the third part of his memoir, thirteen-year-old Ruskin Bond is back at school, doing what he loves – reading, goal-keeping, spending time with his friends and eating lots of jalebis. But things seem to be rapidly changing all around…

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