When Spicejet was in a tough spot last year, the airline's then COO Sanjiv Kapoor often recalled a line from one of John Lennon’s tracks, "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans." A Lennon fan, Kapoor and his team steered the airline out of trouble. In the process, Kapoor and his employees developed a bond, which only a crisis can bring about. After further steadying Spicejet with two good quarters, Kapoor quit his job and joined the Indian airline industry’s latest entrant, Vistara. Currently, he is on gardening leave, recharging his batteries before his new assignment. ETPanache caught up with the Delhi-based Kapoor when he was in Mumbai for a day. He flew to the city on Vistara. "They (cabin and ground staff) treated me like I was family," Kapoor says. "I was pleasantly surprised because I didn’t think they would know I was on board. They really made me feel warm and welcome." He was to return to Delhi on Spicejet, where he’s … [Read more...] about Pink Floyd helped me deal with the worst: Vistara’s Sanjiv Kapoor
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By most metrics, Indian diaspora around the world counts among the most materially successful immigrant ethnic groups. In many host countries, they are among the most educated and prosperous diasporas. Together, they are the single biggest remittance group — sending $80 billion home in 2018 alone. With shared cultural memories of Indian parenting, habits and rituals and a broad spectrum of shared values, the members of this group have thrived around the world, making their mark in diverse pursuits. The biggest stars of the diaspora are well-known back home — Vinod Khosla, Sundar Pichai, Indra Nooyi, Satya Nadella, Rajat Gupta, Deepak Chopra, the banker Anshu Jain, business executive Nikesh Arora, the late astronaut Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, among others. But new stars are being created all the time. And their success deserves to be more widely appreciated. Who are the up and coming stars of the Indian diaspora around the world? ET Magazine has picked 14 names … [Read more...] about Meet a new generation of rising stars of the Indian diaspora making a mark in diverse fields around the world
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