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Story – Did Cyrus Mistry texted her wife minutes before he was fired?

“I am being sacked,” texted Cyrus Mistry to wife Rohiqa on October 24, 2016, minutes after he was informed that he was going to be fired at the Tata Sons board meeting that he was about to attend at 2pm. The incident was revealed by Nirmalya Kumar, who was group executive council member under Mistry, on his blog. Kumar, who was also removed from the company the same day as Mistry, wrote in his post that the Tatas could have handled Mistry’s removal in a better manner.

Motivational Story – This is why Aayush Sharma’s father doesn’t want his son to be relaxed

My father doesn’t say much, but he has always been there for me. He has never discredited me for choosing this profession or put a time frame for me to be successful. He always says, ‘Take your time and learn whatever you can.’ He has not made me very comfortable as he does not want me to become complacent, but is still my biggest security.

Story –When JRD Tata knew typing apart from writing

As a citizen of France J.R.D had to enlist in the army for at least 1 year. In between the Grammar school and his time in the army, he spent a brief spell at home in Bombay. After joining the French Army he was posted into the regiment called Spahis (The Sepoys). Soon the Colonel of the regiment found that there was a member of his Squadron who could not only read and write French and English, but could type as well; so he assigned him as a secretary in his office.

Story –When JRD Tata renounced his French citizenship and became an Indian citizen

Tata got transferred to the more luxurious office of a colonel. After a 12-month period of conscription in the French Army he wanted to proceed to Cambridge for further education, but his father decided to bring him back to India and he joined the Tata Company. In 1929, JRD renounced his French citizenship and became an Indian citizen, and started working at Tata.

Story –When JRD Tata got first pilot license issued in India & started Tata Airlines (which later became Air India)

J. R. D. Tata was inspired early by pioneer Louis Bleriot, and took to flying. In February 1929, Tata obtained the first pilot license issued in India. He later came to be known as the father of Indian civil aviation. He founded India’s first commercial airline, Tata Airlines in 1932, which became Air India in 1946, now India’s national airline.

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