ABOUT THE BOOK (INR 295, 240 PP)
My Selfie with Integrity chronicles the life of a middle-class Calcutta boy, who suddenly finds himself at the helm of a public listed company by a twist in the tale. When predictably he is slammed by the underbelly of corruption, unlike everyone around, he does not adjust. In the face of corruption—of family members, of the Indian business world and its contrast to his experiences as an Australian mining magnate, he pursues his true quest for integrity in a corrupt world.
The book also tells the journey of Gujarat NRE, suffering from cash crunch, fighting multiple legal battles, NPA in 1997 and how Arun successfully transforms it to a AA-rated, Supermodel Company of the year and the first Indian Company to own and operate premium hard coking coal mines in Australia. Caught in the whirlpool of business cycles, Arun dares to take help of the newly introduced IB Code, but finds himself caught in the chakravyuh of changing government policies and all-pervasive corruption. Yet, his tenacity and confidence in reviving Gujarat NRE remain steadfast, because after all he’s done it before.
For every Indian citizen, the evil of corruption is a daily struggle, suffered in silence. In a simple yet engaging and often funny language, My Selfie with Integrity voices these daily frustrations and irritants, and also shows a path towards a corruption-free India.
It is the balance-sheet of an honest Indian businessman.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ARUN KUMAR JAGATRAMKAis a chartered accountant with an All India First Rank and Gold Medal. He is the chairman of Gujarat NRE Group, one of the largest independent producers of metallurgical coke, and a wealth creator of India.
He has been a member of the India–Australia CEO Forum and the India–Japan Business Leaders Forum nominated by the prime minister of India. He has also served as the honorary NSW Sydney ambassador to India, appointed by the government of New South Wales, Australia.
He is an active and a prominent member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), etc. and a coveted speaker at national and international platforms like Horasis, Coaltrans, Carbon Forum, Met Coke World on a wide range of subjects like economy, industry, steel, coking coal, met coke, ethics, integrity and corruption in India.
He is the founder of Gujarat NRE–AMA Centre for National Integrity at the Ahmedabad Management Association. He is also the former chairman of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Ease of Doing Business.