Brothers In Arms
One of the most ambitious bankers in town who until very recently was plotting the biggest deal of his life, seems to lying low after the takeover attempt was aborted. But he’s not sitting idle. A little bird tells us he has floated a three-member internal team with his BFF brains trust to keep the pot simmering. A predator never loses his instinct. It’s a pity that we acknowledge our homegrown heroes a lot less than the world does. But probably this one is an exception. A little bird tells us that legendary British filmmaker Asif Kapadia, of Amy and Senna fame, is in India shooting a commercial for a large UK insurer. His muse is Padma award winner Jadav ‘Molai’ Payeng, who singlehandedly planted a forest larger than Central Park to save his river island Majuli in Assam. The Forest Man of India is an inspiration to all but we were surprised that he has moved even a hardnosed insurer that was once associated with the cricket World Cup.
So you thought only the McKinsey frat knows how to bond for life? Far from it. Ask the former Anderson alums too and they will tell you a similar story. So we don’t know if this was a chance encounter or preplanned but when five of the top former Anderson India execs met up recently at an event, they set the house on fire. What do you expect when Bela and Bobby Parikh, Ashok ‘Ambit’ Wadhwa, Sid Khanna, Munesh Khanna and Jairaj Purandare strike a pose for the photographers!