Friday, September 17, 2010

Not for $ Anymore- by Kalyan Vaidya

It is heartening to know that Indian businessmen are beginning to acquire companies globally. If the current century is going to be that of Asians, it would be vital for us all to reach a stage of gaining natural respect as was done by the European conquerors and the American entrepreneurs/ technologists in the last centuries. One key enabler in that process could be mutual sharing of learnings to shape ourselves better.

The narrations herein are as anecdotes that happened over the last two decades - in professional and personal lives - with illustrations alongside.

The compilation could be just one droplet in the ocean of daily experiences and learnings that globalising Indians are undergoing. It could be informative to those who carry dreams of conquering the world and aspiring to leave footprints on the sands of time. For those who have scaled some heights in life, it may be refresher of sorts.

Language: English
ISBN: 9788122311143
Pages: 143
Price: Rs. 150.00


  1. More than ever, Indians represent the essence of living in a globalised, highly inter-connected environment. Kalyan has used these candid vignettes of his experiences outside India to illustrate the many complexities, delights and lessons of being an internationally minded, insatiably curious and forward thinking global Indian.
    -- Shanker Annaswamy, Regional GM, IBM India & South Asia

  2. I marvel at Kalyan’s ability to capture under seven heads, a bewildering range of human experiences and I might add a large span of geography. I consider it a deft use of the literary technique of ‘miniature personal essays’. These writings put him in the class of some of the best practitioners, such as Devendra Nath Sharma, of this not so common a literary form. The texts simultaneously entertain and educate.
    -- Prof. Vinayshil Gautam IIT Delhi, Director – SpiceJet SAIL, GAIL