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"I hope Let me Hijack Your Mind will inspire a new generation to speak up and change the thoughts around them to bring in greater equity for the billions who are in dire need of moving forward."

- Ronnie Screwvala, Indian Entrepreneur 


In this one-of-its-kind book by the late Alyque Padamsee, he invites us to re-examine and think afresh about some of our most deeply held beliefs, from love, marriage, terrorism, leadership, money, gender, faith to education.

Let Me Hijack Your Mind is Alyque’s parting gift to Indians, exhorting them to throw out the old and embrace new ways of approaching everything, which will lead them towards a more exciting and contented life-and a better society and country. It is a way to open windows in their mind to think about life aside from greed, power and money.

Some of the PROVOCATIVE questions he asks are:

  • Why should marriage be ’till death do us part’?

  • Why are terrorists breaking the law of their very own holy books?
    are terrorists breaking the law of their very own holy books? 

  • Why are multinational companies obsessed with GNP (Gross National Product) instead of GNH (Gross National Happiness)?

  • Why do men fear women? And why do women hate themselves?

This is a book designed to throw everyone off-balance in a good way, because it is crammed with fresh ideas on how to live, how to dream and how to completely reset our mindset and attitudes. As Alyque says in his inimitable style: ‘Get people out of stuffy thinking.’

"A breathtaking eye-opening, mind-expanding read."

Dr. Shashi Tharoor




Alyque Padamsee
was director of the Theatre Group of Bombay and chief executive of Lintas India. Considered the guru of English theatre in India, he had over seventy-six major productions to his name, including Broken Images, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar. Informally known as 'God' in advertising circles, he successfully launched and built over a hundred brands. Padamsee was communications adviser to Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, where he supervized the presentation to the US President Bill Clinton and to the British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for Theatre by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and was a recipient of the Padma Shri. 

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Vandana Saxena Poria

is a disruptive thinker, international speaker and author based in India. A UK Chartered Accountant and certified inter-cultural specialist, she has been an active champion in the UK-India ecosystem, honoured with an OBE for services to trade and investment in India in 2008, and a top 100 UK India influencer in 2019. Collaborating with innovative forward thinking organisations such as EQLabs in Hong Kong and Human Insights in The Netherlands, Vandana brings bleeding edge ideas to local markets for co-creation and implementation. She uses proprietary methodologies that she has developed over the last thirty years working on three continents, to disrupt mindsets and bring in a change in thought patterns through Key Journey Indicators. A well-known voice in the space of Diversity and inclusion for many decades, she has curated and deliver multi-country global internship workshops to build relationships between the organisation and their new students, and delivered experiential transformation programmes with organisations both large and small.


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