Her Secret

“Why am I not surprised?” I said unperturbed by Andrea’s confession. “Did you and Jean hookup on a web cam?” “Ha! You’re so funny, Dr. Hon!” Andrea appeared amused. But I’m sure it was the wine. “How did the two of you meet? Jean propose…”—”…did he?” I pressed. “Okay, but tell me about the porn episode.” “It was around the time I […]

The Back Room

“I’m Jean, and you are…” with a tightly held back grin, the man introduced himself to me, while extending his right hand. It was late, the long speeches were over, crowds of educational professionals and teachers had dispersed. We had made our way through a corridor, to a room, behind the stage — labelled ‘Media & Officials […]

Dentsu’s Chairman on “The Big Game Mentality”

Some time ago, I had the opportunity to sit across the table, at a conference, with a man who turned around a 3 million company (Rediff DY&R) into a 100 million powerhouse, almost overnight. Sporting a ponytail, and alive with experience, Mr. Sandeep Goyal, Chairman, Dentsu Advertising (the biggest agency in the world — holds […]