Proposition for a Revolution
The Greek philosopher and scientist, Aristotle believed that there are two types of revolution. One that instigates a modification in the existing systemand the other that catapults a complete change from one constitution to another. Proposition for a Revolution reflects the latter. It chronicles the evolution of a bunch of protesters into politicians—the prolific mass movement of the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party.The journey of this new political party has been extraordinary in many ways. It came into existence from the popular India Against Corruption movement in November 2012. Their first electoral victory was in the 2013 New Delhi
Born and raised in England, Rikki Kher, the founder of Kardo, is a graduate of the New York University. His ouvre in the textile and garment industry spans across a mutlitude of tangents. A music lover at heart, Rikki had a short stint at a record company in New York City before he emmersed himself into the pursuit of his true calling—Fashion. Born to a mother who loved stitching clothes and a father who was always immaculately dressed, he had creativity in his blood and British aesthetics instilled in his taste. He first worked with his father and a Japanese trading
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Contextualize yourself in one line?
I am a Shiva worshipper and a family man.
First book that left an indelible impression on you?
Atlas Shrugged. It was a long long time back. It was when I had just entered 11th standard perhaps.
Three things that influence your work?
Reading, my family and philosophy.
The one ritual in life you can’t do away with?
Reading. I love reading.
The Immortals of Meluha in one line?
Lord Shiva’s story.
Give us a blurb on the first book of the series, The Scion of Ikshvaku.
‘Archetypal and stirring… Amish’s books unfold the deepest recesses of the soul.’—Deepak Chopra.
Three things people will be surprised to know about Amish Tripathi?
I eat a lot of cream biscuits while writing,
I was a competitive boxer in school and college.
I was the lead singer of our band at IIM, Calcutta.