Lucknow Boy: A Memoir

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Penguin Books India, 2011 - Journalism - 325 pages
"Mehta grew up as an insouciant army brat from a Punjabi refugee family, in the syncretic culture of Lucknow of the 1950s an experience that turned him into an unflagging pseudo secularist . Leaving home with a BA third class degree, he experimented with a string of jobs, including that of a factory hand in suburban Britain, before accepting an offer to edit Debonair, a journal best known for featuring naked women. With the eclecticism and flair that were to become his hallmark, he turned it into an intelligent, lively magazine, while managing to keep fans of its centrespreads happy. The next three decades saw Vinod Mehta becoming one of India's most widely-read and influential editors, as he launched a number of successful new publications, from the now legendary Sunday Observer to the weekly newsmagazine, Outlook..."--Publisher's description.
 

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This one was fun to read. The prose is lucid, tone - conversational and the content interesting - the same school as Khushwant Singh et. al. I read his "Editor Unplugged ... ", a sequel so to speak ... Read full review

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"Life in its impartiality sees to it that we who bring suffering into the lives of others are paid back in the same intensity of suffering.’

Contents

01Chapter I
1
02Chapter II
30
03Chapter III
71
04Chapter IV
141
05Chapter V
259
06Chapter VI
277
07Acknowledgment
306
08Index
307
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