On the occassion of JRD Tata's 118th Birth Anniversary we went live with Harish Bhat (Brand Custodian at Tata Sons, Passionate Marketer, Author and Columnist, LinkedIn Top Voice 2019) to discuss 'Tata Stories: 40 Timeless Tales to Inspire You'
About the Book
The Tatas have a legacy of nation-building over 150 years. Dancing across this long arc of time are thousands of beautiful, astonishing stories, many of which can inspire and provoke us, even move us to meaningful action in our own lives.
A diamond twice as large as the famous Kohinoor pledged to survive a financial crisis; a meeting with a ‘relatively unknown young monk’ who later went on to be known as Swami Vivekananda; the fascinating story of the first-ever Indian team at the Olympics; the making of India’s first commercial airline and first indigenous car; how ‘OK TATA’ made its way to the backs of millions of trucks on Indian highways; a famous race that was both lost and won; and
#TataStories is a collection of littleknown tales of individuals, events and places from the Tata Group that have shaped the India we live in today.
About the Author
Harish Bhat, currently the brand custodian at Tata Sons, has held many roles in the Tata Group over the past thirty-four years, including as managing
director of Tata Global Beverages, and chief operating officer of the watches and jewellery businesses of the Titan Company Ltd.
Harish is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). He won the IIMA gold medal for scholastic excellence, and later the British Chevening Scholarship for young managers. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from BITS Pilani.
An avid marketer, he has helped create many successful Tata brands. He writes extensively, and is a columnist for The Hindu Business Line and Mint. In 2019, Linkedin selected him as one of their top voices in India.
Harish is an incorrigible foodie and fitness freak. His wife, Veena, is a computer professional and data scientist. They have a daughter, Gayatri, who has graduated from college and embarked on her professional career.