Made in India - A Memoir - HardbackThere’s more to Milind Soman than meets the eye (although, as his legions of female fans will agree, what meets the eye is pretty delish). Combining in himself the smarts of an entrepreneur, the mind of a nerd, the physique of an athlete, the curiosity of an explorer, the heart of a patriot and the soul of a philosopher, Milind has made the stunning—and apparently seamless—transition from champion swimmer to supermodel to actor to extreme sportsperson to women’s fitness activist, enabler and proselytizer, all in one lifetime. How does he do it? What makes him tick? On the twenty-fifth anniversary of ‘Made In India’, the breakout pop music video of the 1990s that captured the apna-time-aa-gaya zeitgeist of post-liberalization India and made him the nation’s darling across genders and generations, Milind talks about his fascinating life—controversies, relationships, the breaking of vicious habits like smoking, alcohol, rage, and more—in a freewheeling, bare-all (easy, ladies—we’re talking soul-wise!) memoir co-authored with bestselling author Roopa Pai. Made in India is a rare glimpse into the mind and heart of a very unusual man that will leave you thoughtful, awed and inspired.
About the Author
Milind Soman is an Indian supermodel, actor, film producer and fitness promoter. He is an avid sportsman and an international-level swimmer. Soman represented India in swimming at the 1984 inaugural South Asian Games in Kathmandu, where he won a silver medal. He has participated in both the Ironman and Ultraman challenges. In India, he has been a Limca record holder for running 1500 kilometres in thirty days’ time, for Greenathon, and is also the ambassador of Pinkathon, India’s biggest ‘women only’ marathon. Roopa Pai is one of India’s best-known children’s authors. She has written more than twenty books, spanning subjects ranging from popular science to fantasy and philosophy to economics. Her books—which include the award-winning national bestseller The Gita for Children, and Taranauts, India’s first complete fantasy adventure series for children—are enjoyed by readers of all ages.