Three Mistakes of my life
My readers, you that is, to whom I owe all my success and motivation. My
life belongs to you now, and serving you is the most meaningful thing I can do with my
life. I want to share something with you. I am very ambitious in my writing goals.
However, I don't want to be India's most admired writer. I just want to be India's
most loved writer. Admiration passes, love endures.
To Shinie Antony, a friend who has been with me all these years and who
critically reviews my work and ensures that it is fit for my reader's consumption. My
family, which continues to support me in all my ventures. Specially, my brother Ketan
Bhagat for his critical feedback from Sydney and cricket freak brother-in-law Anand
Suryanaryan who told me more about cricket than anyone else would have.
The people of Gujarat, in particular Ahmedabad, where I spent some of the most
wonderful and formative years of my life.
My publishers Rupa and Co, who have fulfilled all my dreams and continue to
pursue the goal of making India read.
My friends in the film industry, who have given me a new platform to tell my
stories from, and who teach me new things everyday, in particular Atul Agnihotri, Raju
Hirani, Alvira Khan, Sharman Joshi, Vipul Shah, Imtiaz Ali, Shirish Kunder, Farah Khan and
The Madras Players and Evam Theatre Group, who turned my stories into wonderful
My friends in the media, especially those who have understood my intentions for my
country and are with me.
My colleagues at Deutsche Bank, my friends in Mumbai and Hong Kong.
God, who continues to look after me despite my flaws.