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Who is your favourite storyteller? your Dad, Mom or your Grandma? award winning writer and playwright Anushka Ravishankar’s latest book on tales from the Arabian Nights, The Storyteller was launched.
Kamini Mahadevan, Consultant Editor, Penguin Books mentioned how The stories of Arabian Nights cut across civilizations and entertained millions over the ages. Anushka Ravishankar read the first story from her book.
The biggest challenge for her was to bring her own version of the Arabian Nights stories. Answering to questions from the people gathered for the book launch, Anushka mentioned that Alibaba was her favourite story.
There was participation from the kids also. Some mentioned that story telling was a dying art, thanks to the proliferation of TV.
An evening with Captain Gopinath!
‘Man is not finished when defeated but when he quits’, Captain quoted from Shelly to Shakespeare,Einstein to Newton and Tagore!. First time his name appeared in a local paper was for a not so pleasant reason. He had taken loan from a bank pledging his wife’s jewellery and the bank was about to auction it as he failed to repay. In midst of all this he came to Chennai to listen to Semmangudi srinivasa iyer’s Carnatic music concert.
Once a bird hit the Delhi-Kokata Deccan flight,engine was damaged,Now a new engine had to be brought from Delhi to Kolkata and there was no direct freight service so the engine was flown from Delhi to Singapore and then to Kolkata (what a logistics nightmare you see!).
That night he decided to start an air freight services company that resulted in creation of Deccan 360. A well developed supply chain is essential for a matured economy. Its the arteries and veins of the Nation.
The Airplane Book
A bit of history! In my agency days I was handling an Airline client, so obviously I had to collect all news items on Aviation. After a while my desk became full and others denied the space in theirs! Then the idea of Airplane book came to my mind. Its a scrap book of what all I collected!