Category Archives: Interview

The Agas on the dynamics of giving

The Agas on the dynamics of giving

Thermax’s Anu Aga and her daughter Meher Pudumjee see philanthropy as much more than writing out cheques for charity   Anu Aga and her daughter Meher Pudumjee, of energy and environment engineering business house Thermax Ltd, are among India’s 100 richest people as per Forbes magazine rankings. The mother and daughter duo sees philanthropy as…

Cyrus Todiwala and Zerbanoo Gifford Talk about Dadabhai Naoroji on BBC

Cyrus Todiwala and Zerbanoo Gifford Talk about Dadabhai Naoroji on BBC

Chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE chooses Dadabhai Naoroji, the ‘Grand Old Man of India’ who in 1892 became Britain’s first Asian MP for Finsbury Central. He later returned to India and petitioned for the country to be self-governing. Gandhi, who was Dadabhai’s mentee, would later refer to him as the Father of the Nation. Matthew Parris…

Dinaz Vervatwala: A Superwoman Who Challenged Life And Made Her Mark

Dinaz Vervatwala: A Superwoman Who Challenged Life And Made Her Mark

Dinaz is India’s fitness expert, a Guinness Book of World Record holder, 3rd runner’s up of the Miss Fitness Universe pageant, an accomplished baker, a successful entrepreneur and a supermom who started her career as a chartered accountant. She plays all these roles with finesse. Her story is heartening and awe inspiring – from a…

Dasturji Kotwal In Conversation with Shernaz Cama

Dasturji Kotwal In Conversation with Shernaz Cama

Here is a 2007 interview where Dastur Dr. Kotwal is in conversation Dr. Shernaz Cama; Chair of the UNESCO PARZOR Project. This interview originally appears on the PARZOR website Dastur Dr. Firoze Kotwal is a High Priest of the Parsi Zoroastrians of India and perhaps their greatest scholar in the Priestly tradition. From the age…

Female Entrepreneur: Zeenia Master | Founder, Xenia Hospitality Solutions

Female Entrepreneur: Zeenia Master | Founder, Xenia Hospitality Solutions

Female Entrepreneur: Zeenia Master | Founder, Xenia Hospitality Solutions Interview by Ashish Bhardwaj, wearethecity.in Tell us a bit about yourself, background and what you do currently Being hospitality professional with degrees from Switzerland and London, I have climbed up the ladder from waitress to manager by the time I left my last remunerated job. I…

How I Got There: In Conversation with Tanya Balsara

How I Got There: In Conversation with Tanya Balsara

CAP India’s blog features an interview with Tanya Balsara, CEO of Tanya Computer Center in Mumbai India. I met Tanya Balsara five years ago, while co-authoring my book, Cuisine for A Cause. If I hadn’t been told that she had a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa, I would never have guessed that she was almost completely…

Marketing isn’t for the faint hearted says Marriott’s Khushnooma Kapadia

Marketing isn’t for the faint hearted says Marriott’s Khushnooma Kapadia

It wasn’t easy trading her stellar grades in finance for a role in communications. Khushnooma Kapadia’s passion for marketing and media led her to abruptly switch (all for good reason as she would later discover) from an outperforming job at Arthur Anderson to a career in hospitality. As the marketing head of Marriott India, her…

Ratan Tata on early life, learnings and love for startups

Ratan Tata on early life, learnings and love for startups

In the first episode of ‘Storied’, Shradha Sharma, founder of India’s leading Mediatech company YourStory interviews Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons about his life, learnings, and his love for startups   yourstory.com/2016/02/ratan-tata-kstart-6/ There’s no shortcut to building trust: Ratan Tata in a Q&A at Kstart launch The Kstart launch event last Friday gave…