Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies:Women Who Inspire India
(Fortytwo Bookz Galaxy, 2010)

Leading Ladies chronicles the journeys of some of India’s most admired and accomplished women from different walks of life. As a young woman trying to straddle my different roles as mother, daughter, wife and ournalist, I often wondered about the X-factor that successful women had, that gave them the courage and the conviction to single-mindedly follow their dreams.

I wanted to tell their stories to the world. My debut book was long-listed for the Crossword book awards in the Non-fiction category and it is a matter of pride that six years after it was launched, it continues to garner praise and catch the imagination of the readers.

Leading Ladies has been translated in Marathi language.

Legacy: Letters from eminent parents to their daughters
(Random House India, 2013)

Legacy is a rare collection of personal and evocative letters from parents to their daughters.

Through these intensely personal and yet universal letters, icons from the world of business, arts, films, food, and sports including Infosys founder N. R, Narayana Murthy, ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar, Corporate Lawyer Zia Mody, Banker K.V. Kamath, Industrialist Ajay Piramal, Teach For India Founder Shaheen Mistri, Dancer and Activist Mallika Sarabhai, Artist Jatin Das, and former All-England Badminton champion Prakash Padukone tell their daughters what they think are the really important things in life.

They talk about their fearless approach to life, love, and overcoming obstacles, share with us their experiences and urge their daughters to chart out their own journeys with the same values. Deeply moving and thought provoking, Legacy is a remarkable collection of life lessons that will delight and inspire at the same time.

Legacy has been translated into Marathi and Hindi languages.


Gifted: Inspiring Stories of People with Disabilities
(Random House India, 2014)

Gifted is an inspirational collection of stories from the lives of differently-abled people who have braved insurmountable challenges and achieved their goals, becoming a beacon of hope to the people around them.

While the rest of the world has taken great strides in mainstreaming the differently-abled into the larger contours of their society, life continues to be an uphill struggle for the people with disability in India.

They continue to be burdened with their handicapped status and live a life on the fringes, largely forgotten by a society which is galloping ahead at a fast pace. Born different from the rest of us, they have been put in a position of disadvantage in a world where being normal is at such a premium.

The book has been written in collaboration with V. R. Ferose, Senior Vice President and Head of Globalization Services at SAP SE.

Gifted is translated into Kannada and Marathi languages.

Devi, Diva or She-Devil: The Smart Career Woman’s Survival Guide
(Penguin Random House India, 2017)

Devi, Diva or She Devil is a treasure trove of survival tips for career women, straight from the mouths of some of India's smartest women.

With insights from successful women including film director Farah Khan, food writer and entrepreneur Karen Anand, actor Lillette Dubey, Olympian boxer M.C. Mary Kom, India's first female sports journalist Sharda Ugra, corporate head honchos Devita Saraf, Nisaba Godrej, Aruna Jayanthi, Manisha Girotra, Mallika Srinivasan and Pankajam Sridevi, casting director Shanoo Sharma among others.

This book could well be every woman's best friend, the little black book of secret mantras to take on every challenge and lead a fulfilled, happy life.