Anurag Anand

Anurag Anand (born 2 November 1978) is an Indian author with several bestselling titles in the self-helpgeneral fiction and historical fiction genres. He also double-hats as a corporate professional with experience across industries like pharmaceuticalsfast-moving consumer goods and financial services.

Education

After obtaining his primary education from Kurseong in Darjeeling District, Anand moved to Delhi. He completed his schooling from Delhi Public School, Mathura RoadNew Delhi in 1996. Thereafter he did is B. A. (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University before pursuing his PGDBM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi (2000 -2002).

Career

Anand’s writing career began with the book Pillars of Success (2004), a self-help book that owes its genesis to Anand’s association during his college days with the Delhi based NGO, UNES. As a part of the Youth Development Program of UNES, Anand delivered lectures on aspects of personality development to school students across the country and it is the learnings from these interactions that he summarised in his first book. Since then Anand has also written general fiction and historical fiction novels. Anurag’s articles and columns have been published in several major publications, one of the most significant ones being his monthly column, Corporate Whispers, published in Suburb Live magazine. Anurag has penned a song, titled Bhaga which is the theme song for his book – To Hell and Back (2018). The song has been composed and sung by the popular music director Ram Sampath. This is probably one of the first instances when a theme song has been released as a part of a book’s promotion.

Awards

In 2016 Anurag was conferred with the Lal Bahadur Shastri Award for Corporate Excellence  to commemorate his contributions to the society and the spirit of entrepreneurship through his achievements in the corporate world. The award was presented by Air Chief Marshal S.K Sareen, former Indian Air Force Chief and Anil Shastri former Union Minister. In February 2019, Anurag Anand was felicitated among the Top HR 40under40 leaders in the country at the Leading From Behind Summit. He was also recognized among the Role Players – 2019 by the World Training and Development Congress.

Bibliography

Non-Fiction

  • Pillars of Success(2004)
  • Corporate Mantras(2007)

Fiction

  • Tic Toc – A tale of love, hate and terror (2009)
  • The Quest for Nothing(2010)
  • Reality Bites (2011)
  • The Legend of Amrapali
  • Of Tattoos and Taboos!
  • Where The Rainbow (2013)
  • Birth of The Bastard Prince (2014)
  • Love on 3 Wheels(2015)
  • To Hell and Back(2018)
  • The Assassination of Rajat Gandy(2018)
  • Once Upon a Lockdown(2020)

Media

Anand’s works have been extensively covered in all forms of media including most national dailies and magazines. He has been invited to various television news channels like CNN IBN and UTV Bloomberg to participate in panel discussions and debates. He has also been invited by FM Radio channels like Radio MirchiRadio City and Red FM for on-air discussions.

Family

Anurag Anand lives in Gurugram with his wife Neeru and daughter Naisha. Anurag met Neeru while pursuing his higher studies in Delhi. Neeru Anand works with a Multinational Pharmaceutical company.