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Interview with author Amit Bagaria

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Serial entrepreneur turned serial author, Amit Bagaria will be part of an interactive Q&A session this Sunday.

Serial entrepreneur, Out-of-box thinker, Thought leader, Marketing whiz, Author. Well we are not talking of different people but one. Say hello to Amit Bagaria who wears all these hats with a rare aplomb. Having completed 10 books in one year, Amit is now in the running for a Guinness World Record.

“I was born in Kolkata into a business family and did my schooling in Kolkata, Bangalore, Jaipur, Assam and Darjeeling, as my father was constantly moving. My college comprised two years in Kolkata and two years in USA, where I studied Communications, including Creative Writing and Journalism.” Known to be a serial entrepreneur, Bagaria started businesses in several sectors  including Software Retail, Travel Services, Medical Devices, Hitech Medical Equipment, Healthcare Consulting, Hospital Planning & Design, Shopping Mall Planning & Design, Retail Consulting, Real Estate Development Management, Residential Real Estate Project Sales, Men’s Grooming Retail, Social Media Market Research. Not just this it was his out-of-the-box thinking strategies that made him successful too. An avid writer he has already published nine books in the last year and his tenth book is under editing and will be released soon. “My first article was published in the magazine of St. Xavier’s School Jaipur when I was just 9-years-old. I was Editor of Bishop Gabs and The Cottonian (newspaper and yearbook of Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore). At St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, I started a self-funded monthly student magazine called SXC Times. At University in USA, I was News Editor of the Weekly News Editor and on the editorial staff of the Yearbook. While I was in the healthcare/medical business, I wrote articles for the Indian Express Healthcare supplement. While I was in the retail/mall business, I wrote 40+ articles (INCLUDING 5-6 COVER STORIES) for leading publications such as Images Retail and Shopping Centre News. I also wrote a weekly column for DNA and a weekly blog for ET Retail.”

Amit is the author of books like 1914: NaMo or MoNa : Why is 2019 not 2014?, Demythsifying Myths: Demystifying 18 Myths about India, USAma : The Global Terrorist, Mr President : Yes, Prime Minister, 72 @ 72 : 72 unfinished things India@72 needs to do, OK, TATA : Why Is Tata In The ICU?, 50-50 : 50 months of NaMo Sarkar vs 50 months of UPA Government, RAFALE : Everything You Wanted To Know About Rafale ​But Didn’t Know How To Find Out and I-SPY : A peep into the world of Spies. Having written a whopping ten books in the last year he says he writes so much as writes regularly. “I manage to write so quickly as I do it 15 hours per day and 7 days a week.” Amit also has a blog where he regularly comments on everything from current affairs to global developments. “I feel like I can write much, much more and need to be more regular.” As part of his upcoming interactive Q&A session he hopes to have a productive discussion. “In my previous three events in the past three months, the attendees have really enjoyed the sessions, which comprise 45 minutes conversation with a Moderator followed by 45 minutes of Q&A with the audience. Apart from the audience asking me questions, I also ask them questions.” His inspiration is India. “My nation inspires me. I believe India can do much more than what we are doing. We are being kept away from greatness by our politicians, bureaucrats and ‘so-called’ intellectuals.” Looking ahead he says that for the time being he will continue writing 6-7 books per year. “I will also travel around the country to have events such as the one this weekend. However, I believe man proposes, god disposes,” he signs off.

  • When: 3rd March 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: The White Room Coffee & Kitchen, Highgates Hotel
  • RSVP: Ritu Bagaria 9980933344

This story first appeared in Deccan Chronicle Bengaluru dated 01-Mar-2019 here:

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