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Aditya Puri of HDFC Bank: Where is the laddoo?

Am reading this book on HDFC Bank called “A Bank for the Buck” by Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Came across this interesting snippet (Page 150 !) :

“This is a bank that does not know anything beyond business.When we make presentations to our MD Aditya Puri, he says, “Teri unchi English mere ko samajh me nahi aati hai;mere ko ye bata ki laddoo kidhar hai.” Everybody in HDFC Bank understands what laddoo stands for.

The presentations don’t last more than four to five slides.Aditya loves talking to the point.”Paise kidhar hai woh dikha,mujhe aur kuch nahi samajhta hai, seedha baat pe aa.Mujhe tu global gyan mat de.”


Am reminded of this famous movie scene from Jerry Maguire “Show me the money”