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FIELD TRIP 2017: On the field in Sachsenhausen concentration camp - ORANIENBURG, GERMANY. SEPT. 2017

 
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FIELD TRIP 2017: An interview with a subject in CAMBRIDGE, UK. SEPT. 2017

 
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FIELD TRIP 2017: Gas masks and cold-war relics in the nuclear bunkers. PRAGUE. AUG. 2017.

 
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FIELD TRIP 2017: With fellow travelers, writers and researchers. PRAGUE. AUG. 2017

 
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PRESS EVENT: At a conference in Midtown Hilton. One of the most classic press passes I've seen. NEW YORK. NOV. 2016.

 
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DIPLOMATIC EVENT, UK GOVERNMENT: With producer, entrepreneur, actor and model GUL PANAG. OCT. 2013.  

In the British High Commissioner's residence during a Formula 1 commemoration dinner as part of a public diplomacy mandate for the UK Government. 

 
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A panel with LIFE OF PI's Director Ang Lee and Screenwriter David Magee. NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK. JAN. 29, 2013

 
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FIELD TRIP TOUR. LONDON. JUNE 2011

A view of Tower Bridge amidst my study of a site as part of a research tour for my crime thriller, VICTIMS FOR SALE. 

 

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BY WAY OF BBC WORLDWIDE. LONDON. JAN. 2007

A presentation of my business biography, THE VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE and a talk on business leadership at a women's entrepreneurship and corporate leadership forum, indirectly affiliated to BBC Worldwide at the time. 

 
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Conferred the Habitat Young Visionary Award. INDIA HABITAT CENTRE, NEW DELHI. 2006

 
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The University/College Achiever Award for academic excellence. Distinction in Economics. Stella Maris. CHENNAI. 2006

 
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Presenting my debut book to political leader SONIA GANDHI. NEW DELHI. 2005

 
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THE VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE - Official book launch with Congress official Renuka Chowdhury, Union Minister at the time. NEW DELHI. 2005

 
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THE VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE - OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH. NEW DELHI. 2005

From right to left: Dr. Y.S. Rajan of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and co-author of Vision 2020 with Former President of India, the late Dr. Abdul Kalam. Business leader Rajshree Pathy. India's first highest ranking officer and Pondicherry's Lieutenant Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi. Former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury..

 
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Preview book launch of THE VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE with Bollywood Actor Vivek Oberoi. MUMBAI. 2005. 

 
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THE VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE: Business Convention hosted by Indian journalist N RAM. CHENNAI, 2005.

From left to right: Pete Martin, US Department of State official and former Associate US Consul General. Debashish Ghosh, business consultant and co-author of The Voyage to ExcellenceAkhila Srinivasan, business leader and Managing Director of Shriram Life Insurance Co., and Director of Shriram Capital N. Ram, Chairman of The Hindu Group and former editor-in-chief of The Hindu. Musician, vocalist and composer Sudha Raghunathan. Actor Abbas

 
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With Indian film actor and model Abbas and his wife, fashion designer and fashion icon Erum Ali during THE VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE business convention hosted by Indian journalist N RAM. CHENNAI 2005

 
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Speaking at THE VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE business convention and launch. CHENNAI. 2005..

 
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WITH FILM ACTOR, PRODUCER AND TV PRESENTER SURIYA.

Receiving the Duchess Club 'Real Woman Achiever Award' for distinctive contribution to literature. CHENNAI. 2005

 

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With British Writer and Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul during his launch o'f 'MAGIC SEEDS.' 2004

 
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THIS IS HOW THE OSCAR-WINNING MOVIE, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE BEGAN.

With Vikas Swarup, diplomat, author and Indian High Commissioner to Canada during the first-edition launch of his book 'SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE' (formerly titled Q&A). 2005.

 
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With philanthropist, writer and Infosys Foundation's Chairman, Sudha Murthy during the launch of her book, Mahashweta.

 
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An interview with banker and corporate leader Naina Lal Kidwai, during her tenure as Deputy CEO and India Country Head at HSBC. MUMBAI. 2004.  

 
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Interviewing business tycoon Simone Tata (belonging to India's legendary Tata family) during her tenure as Chairperson of Trent (which operates Westside and has been an affiliate of Lakme Exports). MUMBAI. 2004

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During a book interview with Indian media personality RAVINA RAJ KOHLI, currently CEO of Australian TV network Channel Nine and previously president of ABP News [formerly Star News]. MUMBAI. 2004.

 
 
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With the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India at an award ceremony. Received a medal in writing upon being selected from roughly 360,000 participants in more than 70 nations. NEW DELHI. 2003.

 
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Receiving an award for nationally topping the [A-levels equiv.] Indian School Certificate examinations in Economics in 2003.

 
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During a press interview with Indian film composer HARRIS JAYARAJ. CHENNAI. 2002.

 
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WITH OSCAR RECIPIENT, MUSIC PRODUCER, COMPOSER AND SINGER-SONGWRITER, A.R. RAHMAN. CHENNAI. 2001

A.R. Rahman later won the Oscar for his music for the blockbuster movie, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. This interview was conducted for The Hindu, which was India's largest English-language newspaper at the time.

 
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Invited to inaugurate a Rajasthani youth festival aimed at promoting art and culture. 2005

 
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Addressing audiences as a speaker at a forum on World Diabetes Day. 2002.

 
 
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Speaking at the Scholastics Writing Awards after my story was selected as best fiction entry. 2002.