Cyrus Broacha


Cyrus Broacha
Chairman, Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd

Are you experiencing a mid-life crisis?

Help! I’m going through a mid-life crisis, is the title of a new self-help book that has just hit the stores. The book was written by Dr Anand Balakrishnan and Prof. Cajetan D’Souza.

A family vacation

In the old days planning a summer holiday was fairly simple. It would consist of three steps.
1. Father would tell you where you were going.
2. You would nod.

Janchetna diaries

It was quite a weekend last week. First the surfeit of “ones”. That is Ra.One, G-one and Formula One. Then there’s that small matter of Diwali.

Grabbing Richard Gere in Goa

I have come to Goa after a long time. The last time I was here was for the correct reasons, i.e. food, drink and low-cost housing. This time I’m here to talk to a group of people in an obviously futile attempt to get them motivated to earn more revenue for their company, and if this was to be achieved they would each get a pat on the back and another two-day excursion to Goa, next year, at the same time and in the same hotel.

Anna & my democratic family

Anna Hazare finally picked up a Chinese menu and ordered kung pao chicken with American chopsuey, not hot dog, and India breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Elvis and a fasting Parsi

In this Parsi New Year one hoped that things would pan out differently. No major miracles, of course, like India beating England in a Test match or Anna Hazare becoming the Prime Minister of India. No, this Parsi New Year I just wished to steer clear of the tried and tested, stay out of the old comfort zone, if you like.

An English disagreement

Cricket lovers will be very pleased to know that an ace investigative team has been set up to get to the bottom of the Ian Bell run out incident, which occurred on the third day of the second Test match between India and England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The team consists of my four-year-old daughter Maya, and… er me. We have pioneered a new investigative

Nightmare XI

I’m writing this column as I wait in the lobby of Dr Chakraborthy’s clinic. Dr Chakraborthy, apart from being a collector of old moustaches, is also my therapist.

My wife, 7 dacoits

Last week, my wife, who dabbles in some work in the Mandwa region outside Mumbai, was told that a gang of dacoits had come there to roost.

Jamaican googly

“I arrived in Jamaica on Sunday, June 19, the day which is also known as Father’s Day. In Jamaica this day has a special significance as all fathers go into hiding, as it is the day when their irate spouses corner them for the outstanding alimony.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.