I have had numerous lucky coincidences – at fundamental crossroads – that chose the path ahead for me. I always wanted to get into advertising and creative but couldn’t get a break. Instead, I went in for Hotel Management from IHM-Chennai and almost joined The Leela in Mumbai. A moment of youthful impatience – I didn’t wait for the delayed interviewer – and it was not to be. A small stint of entrepreneurship with few friends in the food business followed, after which I got an opportunity to join Yellow Pages. This, I guess, was my first big defining moment. Had I joined Leela then, my life would have been very different today. Yellow Pages got me into media.