Private Sector

Dr Sultan Pradhan : A Tribute

Hormazdair Khan


Hormazdiar Khan aged 65 lives a retired life in Mumbai with his wife who’s a homemaker. His married daughter Tinaz works at Ernst & Young and has a four year old son..

Hormazdiar is a B.Com graduate from Bombay University , having done his schooling from St. Xaviers Boys Academy, Bombay.

Vijay Merchant - The Master Class

Hormazdiar Khan

Hormazdiar Khan aged 65 lives a retired life in Mumbai with his wife who’s a homemaker. His married daughter Tinaz works at Ernst & Young and has a four year old son.

Hormazdiar is a B.Com graduate from Bombay University , having done his schooling from St. Xaviers Boys Academy, Bombay.

Nature Science

Tushar Sharma

Tushar lives in Auckland, New Zealand, having previously lived in Seattle, United States and Jaipur, India. He is the founder of IMAgEN8, a registered charity whose purpose is to foster sustainable connections with New Zealand's natural environment in our diverse communities through education, photography and technology.

Thakur Jagannath Singh Ji's Journey in the Royal House of Jodhpur: a study of old world values.

Devendra Rathore

Born on 1st December 1961, Devendra Rathore completed his schooling in 1980 from St. Xavier's School, Jaipur. He completed his graduation studies from Jodhpur University. Devendra did his management from Jodhpur University. He went on to do his Executive MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.

"वो भी एक जमाना था"

Samiran Sarkar

I was  mediocre Science - bio student from '76 Batch at St. Xaviers ; completed B.Sc. Geology from Maharaja’s College Jaipur. Did M.Sc in Geology from the University of Rajasthan.

Joined The Bank of Rajasthan Ltd 1984 which was taken over by ICICI Bank in 1984. I took VRS in 2012 and took to writing poems as a challenge from my friend and schoolmate and have continued since then. Presently Samiran lives in Jaipur.


Infusing logic with rhyming

Ribhu Ahuja

Ribhu Ahuja was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan and attended St. Xavier’s School, Jaipur. He graduated from an engineering college in Kolhapur, Maharashtra and then moved to Delhi for work.

Ribhu started work with BPOs, then moved into IT recruitment and finally into the IT – SAP domain, having worked for companies like TCS and HCL.

Ribhu decided to move abroad and obtained a PR (Permanent Residency) for Australia. He has been living in Melbourne for a few years.

A deep dive into nostalgia

Ashok Mathur

Ashok Mathur was born in 1969 in his ancestral house, an old haveli in the heart of Chandni Chowk, and brought up amidst the rich history of Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi). He graduated from Delhi University and served as a non-working journalist in a leading media house in New Delhi.

A fifth-generation Dilliwala, Ashok now takes heritage and culture lovers on walks in the narrow by-lanes Old Delhi, sharing his knowledge about its lost lifestyles with students of history, sociology, anthropology and architecture.

The mind — it doesn't ask you for the time, place or date to ooze memories from its invisible alleys — it just flashes memories in front of your eyes in a second, leaving its impression for days, years and generations maybe, though sometimes you have to coax it and pray to it to churn out a desirable memory and the result is, you may fail.

Musings of an octogenarian on the human predicament

V. N. K. Kumar

Professor V. N. K. Kumar is 82 years old. He believes that in his previous incarnation before retirement (or so it seems now), Prof Kumar was a chartered Mechanical Engineer and graduated from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Prof. Kumar has worked in Industries like TATA Engineering and Locomotive Co., SAIL and CUMI as Training manager. He has taught in institutes like Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi as a professor of management.

Prof. Kumar has two sons and three grandchildren. He is presently living in Mysore with his wife.

In the years to come, our descendants will want to know what it was like to be alive now, during the Great Pandemic of 2020. But memory is an imperfect instrument. It fades, it fragments, it’s easily rewritten.

For the sake of those stories we’ll tell one day, I wanted to write down the feel of this moment while my impressions are fresh.

A lively discussion in these corona times

Jatinder Sethi

Jatinder Sethi was born in Lyallpur, now Faisalabad, in pre-Independence India. He finished his M.A. (English) from Delhi University in 1956, and went off to London to study Advertising in 1958. He passed his Membership Exam of The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (M.I.P.A) in1965, and joined Rallis India in Bombay. Later, for over 20 years, he worked for the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Now retired, he helps his son in his ad agency in Delhi.

Doubting Thomas

Baljit Ahluwalia

Baljit Ahluwalia is a veteran trainer with over 25 years of experience with the Indian Air Force and the corporate world. Leadership and management were his transfer skills with the Air Force middle level and senior level officers. He continued to train the senior officers in similar skills in the corporate world as well. But the context was especially designed to the ‘felt' needs of the private sector. As a motivator Baljit honed the personality traits of the participants with the theoretical aspects woven into their application at work place.

Baljit is a pioneer of training in BPO/KPO industry, having published several papers and case studies which are used widely. He relates to his trainees easily and addresses his audience at their threshold level. Baljit is a popular speaker and a panelist in discussion forums.


The last decade of the 20th century and the first decade of this century saw the mushrooming of BPOs in our country. The reason for the boom was the plethora of infrastructure, abundant young manpower and good training facilities. Young graduates with computer skills wanted a decent pay package and a great work ambience.


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