Rahul Balyan

Below is a brief guide to me. My view points are usually liberal, and I write with a spirit of enquiry with no pre-determined ideologies. The primary editorial rule I follow is that I only write when I felt strongly about something.

Over a period of time I have seen that my blog posts have tended to be clustered around Marketing, Culture, and on issues facing India. These are issues that interest me as a marketer too. I look forward to hearing your views on these issues and to have a healthy discussion.

My idea here is not to offend anyone, but if something here bothers you, then do write to me on ‘contactme @ rahulbalyan dot com‘ and I will try and address your concern as best I can…


Rahul Balyan


About Me

Interests Travel, Photography, Technology, Literature, Spirituality, Running, Trekking, Music, Movies, The economist, Good conversations, Camping, Reiki, Meditation, A good laugh, Japanophile, honesty, courage, Love, patience, Nature, Chanting, Exploring the Mystical side, Spiritual retreats, Sailing
Dislikes Lack of critical thinking, heard mentality, egotism, Anger, Oppression, orthodox viewpoints, dictatorship, self righteous people, insecurity, argumentative people, closed minds
Education MBA – IIM Calcutta, BE (Chemical Engineering)- Punjab University-Chandigarh,
Professional I head the digital initiatives for one of India’s largest media companies. Here is my Linked in Profile >>
Favourite People Richard Feynman, Steve Jobs, Roger federer, Ed Viesturs, Krishna Das, Neem Karoli Baba, Prasad Karmarkar, Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur, Sadhguru,
Top 10 movies Gladiator, the last samurai, 7 samurai, Black hawk down, Shawshank Redemption, Ghost and the darkness, Hurt Locker, Saving private Ryan, Pacific Rim, Mad Max-the fury road
Music Dave Mattews Band, AR Rehman, Nikelback, Audioslave, Coldplay, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin, Krishna Das, Jahnavi Devi, Snatam Kaur, Lama Gyurme,
TV Mad Men, Fargo, Rome, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, House of cards, Samurai Jack, TVF Pitchers
Top 10 Books 1) Worlds worst journey; 2) No Shortcuts to the Top (Ed Viesturs); 3) Fooled by randomness; 4) Good Strategy, Bad Strategy; 5) Shogun; 6) Man’s Search for Meaning; 7) Fountainhead; 8 ) SAS survival guide (pocketbook); 9) Thinking fast, thinking slow; 10) Everything by Peter Drucker

You can also write to me personally at – contactme @ rahulbalyan dot com


  1. Mayank says:

    Hey Rahul,
    Firstly congrats on your domain and blog (dont know if you had one earlier). The page looks clean and minimalist. Look forward to being a regular here.

  2. amar says:

    Rahul, this is cool stuff & look forward to this space. It also reminded me of the long ago chandigarh talks.

  3. Sanket says:

    Good stuff Rahul… wonder where you get the time to write this stuff… have thought about doing so many a time – just could not get to it….

    Someday… till then will count on your blogs to keep me entertained and informed 🙂

    • RB says:

      Hey Sanket, thanks for dropping by. It actually gets a bit addictive once you set up a blog up and put out your first post. Then time finds you 🙂

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  5. Rahul says:

    Hi Rahul,
    My name is also Rahul, haha. Anyways, loved reading your review of Student of the Year. Good luck with your career and website.

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