Its original avatar,The Polyester Prince, failed to see the light of day after injunctions were secured against its release in several cities.
Shantanu Guha-Ray, the business editor of Tehelka, reviewed the new version of the book in the September 18 issue.
The latest issue of the magazine carries a small interlude between author and reviewer.
Refer to Shantanu Guha Ray’s ‘Two Boys and Their Grand Fight’, 18 September. In the review of my book Mahabharata in Polyester, I was baffled to learn that I had once been a part-time anchor for a show in the now-defunct Business India television channel. Nothing else in Guha Ray’s comments surprised me. He might have mentioned that he had previously volunteered for the role of co-author of this book and had been turned down.
HAMISH MCDONALD, on email
SHANTANU GUHA RAY replies: Business India television planned the Business India show for which McDonald was considered a part-anchor. He was brought in by Rita Manchanda. The show, with numerous re-adjustments, was eventually anchored by Saloni Puri. I produced the show. McDonald probably does not remember, it has been over a decade. He ignored me as a co-author. I am still reeling under that impact.
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