After studying law I vectored towards journalism by accident and it's the only job I've done since. It's a job that has taken me on a private jet to Jaisalmer - where I wrote India's first feature on fractional ownership of business jets - to the badlands of west UP where India's sugar economy is inextricably now tied to politics. I'm a big fan of new business models and crafty entrepreneurs. Fortunately for me, there are plenty of those in Asia at the moment.
At 54 most people plan their retirement. Not Ashok Boob. He still had one more act left in him.
After working in Mangalam Drugs and Organics, he decided to move out and set up something new. Teaming up with nephew Siddharth Sikchi who had just returned from Canada with a masters in organic chemistry, the duo started what is today known as Clean Science and Technology. They decided to work on cleaner and catalytic technologies that can be used to make speciality chemicals.