Bachi Karkaria is among India's most highly regarded journalists, and was the first Indian board member of the World Editors Forum.
She writes two widely followed columns: the satirical `Erratica’ in the Times of India, and Giving Gyan, playing 'Agony Aunt' in the Mumbai Mirror. She is the Festival Director of The Times of India Literary Carnival, and is a media trainer in India and abroad.
Ms Karkaria's books include Dare to Dream, a best-selling biography of MS Oberoi; Mills, Molls And Moolah, Behind The Times, Mumbai Masti, in collaboration with the designer Krsna Mehta; and The Cake That Walked.
I'm a lark not an owl so the quick nap saved me when, as editor of Bombay Times, I had to schmooze serially at Mumbai's notoriously late night (in fact early morning) parties. Now when I'm off this sequinned treadmill, it's still important. And a habit ingrained and indispensable to my wellbeing. Indeed to my sanity.