November 2019 \ News \

Surround yourself with smart, dedicated people ...

By Sayantan Chakravarty
  • Mr Inder Singh

“Surround yourself with smart, dedicated people—to build something isn’t a one-man show”
—Niklas Zennstrom

Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom is right. And so we see it in the Indian Heritage Awards which is not a one man show. But it has taken astute leadership, vision, persuasiveness and patience to make sure that there are enough smart, dedicated people around to keep it going in Los Angeles, California, year after year. Overall, the Heritage Awards has been a perfect example of a team game that has ensured the celebration of success and excellence among the young Indian diaspora in southern California.

And yet, there is that one man who makes all the difference to a show, the unforgettable protagonist in a gripping blockbuster, the calm anchor in an absorbing cricket run chase, the champion leader who stands out for the way he refuses to yell, and yet continue to inspire. There is always that one man who becomes the backbone of an event, the tirelessly striving lighthouse that keeps the navigators going in the direction they need to. That one man who inevitably knows how to soak in all the pressure, lay the foundation and build on it, and yet is never too keen on hogging the limelight. You cannot ignore such a man.