Broth­ers In Arms

Green War­rior

The Economic Times - - Economy: Macro, Micro & More -

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!

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