#DesiCraftChat: Dhruti Shah on why the pandemic is more of a “gray rhino” than a “black swan”

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Hello and welcome to Episode 44 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in.

Today’s episode is a #DesiCraftChat Rewind. This is a new feature that will run from time to time when writers featured on Desi Books are back in the news for their terrific work. So this week, we have Dhruti Shah, who had been interviewed on episode 26 in April 2021. Since then, her book, Bear Markets and Beyond: A Bestiary of Business Terms, has gone on to win a 2021 Business Book Award in the Short Business Book of the Year category. Congrats, Dhruti!

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#DESICRAFTCHAT (REWIND) WITH DHRUTI SHAH — INTRODUCTION

Dhruti Shah is an award-winning journalist, writer, producer, and storyteller in the UK. She has written on subjects including technology, business, women changing the world, comics, science, and much more. She has a wealth of editorial experience built up first in local papers before jumping to global newsrooms. And she has led record-making BBC international partnership projects.

A bit about Bear Markets and Beyond: It’s an illustrated guide where BBC journalists, Dhruti Shah and Dominic Bailey, take us through the world of business jargon with a bold, graphic bestiary. As well as more familiar terms such as piggy bank, loan sharks, and rat race, there are alligator spreads, lobster traps, and even vampire squids.

I so enjoyed this conversation with Dhruti about how and why this book came about and the process to get it to publication. We also talked about some of the really weird and funny terms in the book. She was candid, funny, and inspiring.

Enjoy this chat. Here she is now.

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#DESICRAFTCHAT (REWIND) WITH DHRUTI SHAH

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You’ve been listening to episode 44 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in.

Today’s episode was a #DesiCraftChat Rewind. This is a new feature that will run from time to time when writers featured on Desi Books are back in the news for their terrific work. So this week, we had Dhruti Shah, who had been interviewed on episode 26 in April 2021 for her award-winning book, Bear Markets and Beyond: A Bestiary of Business Terms.

Episode 45 will be up shortly. Follow on Twitter @desibooks, Instagram @desi.books, Facebook @desibooksfb. Tag the accounts if you have requests or suggestions. And please go to the website if you’d like to sign up for the free, weekly newsletter. That’s desibooks.co.

Stay healthy, keep reading, and write well.

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