Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My interview on

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Creating a character - my blog article on PPP

Creating a character - A book remains with you not just because you liked the story. In all probability, there was a...

Posted by Poisoned Pen Press on Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

My article on Human Resources in The Pioneer

As organisations evolve and employees become smarter, traditional HR paradigms will have to be rethought for the...

Posted by Bloomsbury India on Monday, April 20, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Versions and Translations

I've been very fortunate.

Sherlock Holmes in Japan was first published by HarperCollins in India in late 2013.

Poisoned Pen Press then published the book in March 2015 after some amount of restructuring. It was fascinating to see the PPP editors apply their minds and create something new.

And now, Grupo Editorial in Brasil has published the Portuguese translation of the book.

Translation must be such a complex and exhausting task. Finding the right words must be the easiest part of the process. Nuances must be the really difficult part.

I guess I no longer own the book. It has its own life and will go wherever it wishes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book announced - How Organizations Really Work

I'm happy to say that my book How Organizations Really Work, has been announced by Bloomsbury.  It is expected to hit stores by March 3rd.

About the Book
Books on management and organizations usually ignore the human factor. This
unorthodox book marks a radical departure in how organizations should be understood.
It deals with human issues and relationships between groups. Though serious, it
makes for easy reading and is written with humour. How Organizations Really Work is
the perfect companion for an employee at any level; for those who want to step back and
look objectively at what’s happening around them and make sense of it. It is also for
management students accustomed to impractical diets of theory. Exclusive mind-maps
at the end of each chapter help the reader make connections between the concepts
discussed and entities, while the wildly funny stories provide a much-needed welcome

Beginning with the reasons why organizations exist, the author examines how authority
flows down from the board to everyone else. Marketing, Sales, Human Resources,
Finance, Information Systems and Operations are examined first theoretically and then
through the eyes of a practitioner who knows where theory falls short.

Thursday, January 22, 2015



That when I needed to be silent,
I babbled like a brook;
and of course, 
when I needed a word
I was struck dumb.

How comforting
an empty dictionary 
might have been,
to search for words
and never find any

to commemorate a passing,
something brutally torn,
a childhood too fleeting, a love
beyond language. Another invisible
brick in Babel's ziggurat.