The master trainer
In my book DARE, I speak of how I walked into the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai twenty years ago, walk into the Nalanda Bookstore sit on a stool, pull out newspapers and magazines which had my column running in them. That was twenty years ago, and after that, over 60 publications, newspapers and magazines, and websites have carried and carry my daily column…
I am a Newspaper Columnist and write a daily column, BOB’S BANTER, which has graced the pages of over 60 newspapers and magazines, from a daily column in the Khaleej Times, Dubai, the Morning Star, London, and in nearly every state in India, from The Statesman in Kolkata, to the Kashmir Times in Kashmir to the Trinity Mirror in Chennai.
Mumbaikars have read my column in the Times of India, Asian Age, Free Press Journal, Lok Sakta, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nashik, Sakal Times, Pune, Andaman Chronicle, and in The Afternoon Despatch and Courier when Bob’s Banter took over Busybee’s daily column after the death of Behram Contractor.
I also have a column in The Examiner, Indian Currents, and Teenager magazine.
I am also the only Indian columnist whose articles appear daily in Bangladesh’s most popular newspaper, The Independent, and also in the Pakistan Observer, Pakistan. My column is also translated into Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi every day and published in the Punjab Kesri, Punjab. The Hindsamachar, into Urdu, and the Jagbhani, into Punjabi.