Author Archives: Vivek Mehra

About Vivek Mehra

I am currently the MD & CEO of SAGE Publications India. But I wear many hats that make me the person I am. Between the (public) professional life and the very deep and private recesses of my brain lies a universe of thoughts, actions and beliefs. These have been shaped by events, people and perhaps Karma. It's this universe I seek to put in words. When everything else failed me professionally, it was the power of my words that not just resurrected a career but brought back life to life. It is with these words that I continue to make a difference with those whose karma connects mine. Sometimes it's direct and most times it's not. But the essence of who I am never changes and I remain a person searching for himself. Update: In 2014 I published my first book on Kindle. It was written in 1999 and it never saw the light of day. Reader input welcome...

My interview on radio in the USA

This is a live recording of the interview that was aired in the USA on WPON AM radio.  

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A New Beginning

As a year (2016) readies to say goodbye it is normal to reminisce and be grateful for many things. It is also the time to look forward and think about what can and will be. I don’t want to dwell … Continue reading

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This is what love looks like…

Friday 16th December 2016, my birthday. What is it like to receive about 500 wishes on the day you were born? I can answer that question from first hand information. About 150 wishes came through email, SMS and social media. … Continue reading

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Tata Sons, Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry and I

Compared to any Tata company, I head a miniscule one at best. I don’t have any pretenses about who I am personally and professionally. But I am a powerful entity when I adorn the hat of a customer. Long before … Continue reading

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Demonetising, India, Indians, the pain and my thoughts

As I pen this, we are in the 4th night of the great demonetising crisis in India. Social media is polarized, the media is polarized and the nation is polarised. There are tales of hardships faced by the masses and … Continue reading

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Photocopy shop wins case against publishers

An author’s view of the Delhi High Court judgement Continue reading

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Leadership lessons from the 3 Khans of Bollywood

Bollywood is not exactly the breeding ground for leaders. There are the many who leave films to become political leaders but the corporate world has yet to see a thespian become a great business leader. However, Bollywood stars of today … Continue reading

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