I feel elated to share this kind and generous acknowledgment given by Mr. Vaikunth, Ex Managing Director, Saud Bahwan Group, Oman & UAE, with whom I have had the privilege of working for more than two decades.
“It has been an honour to have known and worked with you, Sir. I have learned so much from you!”
Mr. Vaikunth writes as follows:
I know Shakti Ghosal for many years as we worked together for the same company in Muscat. SG is known for his great knowledge on the business he handled and had the character to speak out his mind. I never knew that he had this other side of a soft story teller. I just finished reading the “Ashtami” the first story in his book “The Chronicle of the Hooghly”. As he has nicely combined the pre and post independence era in this story it looked like a real life story of some one he knew. His style of writing is unique, clean and simple. That’s what I liked about. Congratulations to SG. I will soon read the rest of the book.
Moolya Foundation is a global non-profit organisation with an aim to bring greater inclusivity in public affairs through digital leadership.
The mission of Moolya Foundation is to expand the conversation surrounding public affairs and empower every citizen in the digital age where marginalisation of the common people is fast growing.
To abridge the socio-economic, political and information inequalities in digital societies, Moolya Foundation envisions creating future leaders in public affairs who shall be at the forefront to represent the interest of the common people.
Do see this first part of my freewheeling session with Neha Gour of Moolya Foundation in which we discuss ‘Is Digital Leadership a Skill or a Mindset?’ As happens at such times, The Chronicler of the Hooghly also gets discussed!
Professor Amlan Bhattacharya @ Aravali Bangalore writes:
Reading The Chronicler of the Hooghly …authored by my ex-boss Shakti Ghosal Sir (IIM Bangalore). Also, I feel obliged because Sir has agreed to teach at Aravali Bangalore as a guest faculty. What more would I wish for? Please read, and enjoy it. Available Worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select Book Stores in both paperback as well as in kindle versions.
‘The Chronicler of The Hooghly and the other stories is a collection of short stories that takes the reader thru a whole gamut of emotions from joy to nostalgia to sorrow. The themes that are conveyed thru each story are varied and are such that make one pause and think. The Chronicles of Hooghly and other stories is a genre-bending novel with plots ranging from historical to fantasy and also the current pandemic giving a glimpse of life thru its characters taking us on a journey to Kolkata, Delhi, and also a part of Muscat that feels so sublime and peaceful.’