06 December, 2020

Ruchir Sharma

The Smart Strategist - NYC

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Ruchir Sharma

Here’s a story about Ruchir Sharma. This must be about 20 years ago. Ruchir asked me to dinner to his house (his younger sister Shumita worked with me in the show called India Business Report that aired on the BBC). He said there will be a few other journalists. It was a modest second-floor house in Jalvayu Vihar in the then far-out Noida, if I remember right. I went up the cramped staircase and knocked on the door. It was like any middle-class house, Ruchir’s parents, all dressed for the occasion, were sitting on the sofa welcoming the guests. There were more people in an inside room. “Have you met Mr Ninan?” Ruchir asked as he introduced me to him. T.N. Ninan was my editor-in-chief at Business World which I had just left to join TV 18. “And I presume you know Swami.” Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar was my boss at The Economic Times, with whom I had had the chance to say hello three times in the two years that I worked there as staff writer. Behind him was Shekhar Gupta sitting on a chair, and next to him Rajiv...



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