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He was earlier editor of ‘Business World’ and the China correspondent for the ‘Boston Globe’.
Condoling his demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Mr Pocha will be remembered as a leading voice on TV, print and social media.
“Shocked saddened to hear about Jehangir Pocha’s demise. My condolences to his family in this hour of grief. May his soul rest in peace,” Mr Modi said on twitter.
“His frank and insightful views on issues will be missed,” the Prime Minister further tweeted.
Even in those early days, he stood out from the rest of the class. He had an amazing sense of humour, was a great storyteller and loved a good debate. He was SP Jain’sbiggest star at all inter-business school competitions, winning prizes in debating, and many other categories. He could charm attractive women across our campus. He rarely competed for top grades, didn’t enjoy heavy quant-based courses and believed in the value of a good, liberal education in broadening one’s mind.
Perhaps this modern-day chronicler in Jehangir came to the fore soon after, as he embarked on the most adventurous chapter in his life: moving to Beijing as a global correspondent at The Boston Globe. China was making its presence felt. And he took it upon himself to unravel the mysteries of that mammoth economy, market and society. It was an expensive place to live on a stringer’s salary. And so, I developed a plan with him to cover China for Businessworld. When Tony Joseph, our editor then, received his pitch, he immediately agreed to a regular feed of stories that would help Indian readers understand China.
An Update of:
Vignettes from Parsi History & Prospect – and the What IF?…Factors!
aka – Parsinustan ne Kahanis.
(Stories from Parsis’ Homeland)
For the Diaspora ‘Y-Gen’ Z’hamdins; who should known,
but are – Too Busy? or Not Bothered!
To ask about their Heritage.
Update has the following articles added to the ‘2012 first issue’ of this e-paper for the hamdins.
- The Wadia Dynasty of India – Renowned ship builders and their legacy of philanthropy.
- The Godrej Group – From humble beginnings to a Giant Industrial Conglomerate.
- The Parsis’ contribution to – Hyderabad State under the NIZAMS.
- Burjorji Jamaspji Padshah – A versatile Parsi Genius.
- Sir Hormusjee C. Dinshaw – Adenwalla . . . . In the Days of Empire.
- Bapsybanoo Pavry – The Marchioness of Winchester.
- Sir Dhanjishah B. Cooper – An Enlightened Industrialist & first PM of Bombay Presidency.
- Manockjee Cursetjee Shroff – A reformer and proponent of female education in India.
- Khan Saheb – Erv Kavasji H. Dadachanji – A self-tutored Architect & Civil Engineer/Contractor.
- Rustom C. Cooper – The one that got away.
- Ardeshir Rustomji Dastur – The Parsi-Canadian Nuclear Physicist.
- Sam Tata – Shanghai born; highly respected Parsi-Canadian photographer and raconteur.
- Sir Jehangir Jivaji Ghandy – One of the first of the new breed of Parsi technocrats.
- Sir Hormasji Peroshaw Mody – A multifaceted personality.
- Life & Times of the India’s ‘Steel Man’ – apro Russi Mody.
- NAMO complements the Parsis – ‘Prays to Iranshah for more Parsis’ contribution tothe Nation’
- A distraught Bawaji’s musings. – My End Notes: for the Parsis to Seriously Consider.
Canada’s world-famous York University has conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree on former Tata group chairman Ratan Tata for his quest for innovation and role in promoting corporate social responsibility.
Tata flew into Toronto to receive the honour bestowed on him at the 2014 spring convocation of York University’s Schulich School of Business at the weekend.
A citation read by Professor Dirk Matten said the most inspiring feature of Tata’s life and career has been that he has always gone beyond conventional wisdom, trusting his judgement, and worked very hard to turn his own vision into reality. Matten quoted Tata as saying, “I don’t believe in taking right decisions; I take decisions and then make them right.”
Accepting the honour, Tata told the august gathering, I just want to tell you how deeply indebted and deeply moved I am to receive this honour that you have bestowed.”