Russi Lala – On negativity and creativity

The first time I met Russi Lala, he gave me a copy of his book Celebration of the Cells: Letters from a Cancer Survivor, saying “that should keep you out of mischief for a few hours.”

I hadn’t heard that phrase since my schooldays and I’d never expected to encounter it again in middle age. But here was this old world Parsi gentleman using it on me with a delightful twinkle in his eyes. I had dropped in at Lala’s flat in the Parsi enclave of Cusrow Baug in Colaba to request him to do an article on Ratan Tata, who has just been ranked No 1 in Corporate Dossier’s ‘India Inc’s Most Powerful CEOs’ survey.

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Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

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