About Sriram Subramanian, 31st batch (1994 - 1996)
Sriram Subramanian is an Engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from IIM Calcutta (PGP 31 – 1996). After a decade working in management consulting and corporate, Sriram founded Mind Matters in 2006, which is today one of India’s leading corporate training firms.
Sriram’s writing pursuits started at the age of six, when his mum, an English Professor, made him read random passages from serious sounding texts, count the number of words, and write précis requiring 50% word compression. He wrote her letters each week, faithfully; she marked them for grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence construction in red ink.
Through the next three decades, he continued to read avidly - Steinbeck, Dostoevsky, Victor Hugo and Rohinton Mistry being particular inspirations, though his writing was restricted to occasional op-eds on sports themes and whilst in corporate, the realm of consulting reports (some hold that much of that was fiction too.)
Sriram is married to Shilpa Gupta, his classmate from IIT Roorkee, also an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, ex-investment banker and the bestselling author of Ananya: A Bittersweet Journey, published by Rupa in 2015. Their sons, Aditya and Ritwik, are tennis players at the National and State levels respectively. Sriram lives in Pune.