These are in-depth profiles of Indias biggest business barons. These are the men who are powering new Indias leap into the twenty-first centurythe faces behind the great Indian success story. Youll find them all here, the traditional big names of Indian industry: Ratan Tata and Kumar Mangalam Birla; the new gurus of information technology: Nandan Nilekani and Azim Premji; the wizards of the sunrise entertainment and telephony sector: Sunil Bharati Mittal, Subhash Chandra and Rajeev Chandrasekhar . . . and many more. Essential to the depth of these profiles is that all these men sat down for hours to tell Vir Sanghvi about their hopes, their dreams and their heartbreaks. These are profiles based on fresh information, direct from the mouths of the men of steel themselves. Nobody who wants to understand the contours of the Indian success story can afford to miss this book. It is a highly readable insight into the new India.
Vir Sanghvi is probably the best-known Indian journalist of his generation. He became founder-editor of Bombay magazine when he was twenty-two and his career has included editorships of Imprint, one of Indias first feature magazines, of Sunday, then Indias largest-selling weekly newsmagazine, and of the Hindustan Times, north Indias biggest English-language daily. Sanghvi also has a parallel career as an award-winning TV interviewer and has hosted various successful shows on the Star TV network and on the NDTV news channel. Among his other accomplishments is his role as Indias premier food writer. His book Rude Food won the Cointreau Award, the International Food Businesss Oscar for Best Food Literature Book in the world. He is the author (along with Rudrangshu Mukherjee) of India: Then and Now, also published by Roli Books.