Abhijit Bhaduri

Digital Transformation coach to organizations and leaders. Keynote speaker, author and columnist.
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Book Review at The Week

Pure serendipity no doubt, but campus novels seem to be becoming a hot new trend in Indo English fiction. Where there was a void earlier, three have appeared within a year. Chetan Bhagat’s surprisingly successful Five Point Someone, about life at IIT; Sudeep Chakravarti’s Tin Fish, enshrining Mayo College; and now Abhijit Bhaduri’s effort.

XLRI – It was good to be home

I finally got to hear “XL di Kudiyan” (composer Rohit Munjal – who I finally met at Hyderabad). Had chai and samosas at Niranjan’s dhaba and then had a serious OMAXI meeting with Madhukar Shukla for the rest of the evening.

Kolkata Newsline – Expressindia.com 5th Aug-2005

“Bhaduri’s protagonist in his debut novel, has followed the coming-of-age of English, August’s Agastya as contemporary Indo-Anglican fiction’s most sardonic and understated characters.” Indian Express

Campus Life in Book Pages from The Telegraph – Friday August 5-2005

“The story of the protagonist Abbey and his friends at the institute is filled with humour and had the audience in splits when Bhaduri read out excerpts from the book, anecdotes about Abbey’s roommate Pappu and his encounter with Ganauri the washerman.” The Telegraph

The Telegraph – Calcutta 4th Aug 2005

“What’s common between J (JRD Tata), Russi (Mody) and me?” asks Abbey, an MBA student of a business school.
“A dismal academic record,” replies a friend.
“Leadership qualities,” counters Abbey.

Mediocre But Arrogant – Launched in Kolkata

The Venue: Oxford Book Store, Park Street, Kolkata This is truly a book lovers heaven. Make that a book writers’ heaven Ram Ray, CEO Response advertising agency released the book with the Chief Guest Russi Mody adding to the buss with his characteristic comments about how “all education is a waste” !! Ram Ray swore that he had read and loved the book which not only had humour and punch […]

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Mediocre But Arrogant – India Launch

The Indian price for the book is Rs 195/- The India launch starts off with Kolkata. 3rd August 2005 at 6:30pm at the Oxford Bookstore at 17, Park Street, Kolkata 700 016, India http://www.oxfordbookstore.com/ Contact Ms Maina Bhagat at mbhagat@apeejaygroup.com for an invitation if you are the formal type. Else just walk in and join the launch party. Will be in XLRI, Jamshedpur on 4th August for a day to […]

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“Took me straight back to my college days!!” — Shobhaa De

The First Edition’s Cover

Coming soon to a bookstore near you

The Book Cover That Got Dumped

When the book Mediocre But Arrogant was being launched I was toying with options for the cover. This almost became the cover photo.

A Poem for Abbey from Priya

Priya’s Poem “BUTTERFLIES” – Dedicated to Abbey

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