Builder L&T’s former boss Naik takes liberties with the facts

There is a tragic aspect to Indian non-fiction, especially business biographies and autobiographies. They turn out to be mostly hagiographies, with dollops of semi-myths and half-truths. Achievements are exaggerated, unsavory episodes excluded. This is certainly the case in a new biography, The Nationalist, on Anil Manibhai Naik, the former chairman and now non-executive chairman, of […]