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It Happened In India: The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and the Great Indian Consumer

It talks about the chaotic Indian shopping habits and how to entice people of all strata to spend their disposable income in his company. For ex, he was against the idea of making plush interiors and shiny environment inside Big Bazaars as the customers might not enter thinking everything is too expensive. He says rather than to react to the changes in fashion and making changes in their retail plans after that, they ought to make the change which would drive the changes in modern fashion.

Kishore despite his middle class trading family background had the power to dream big and understand the intricacies of business. The core value that comes through this book is the depth of analysis one needs to do in order to achieve a level of perfection.

Years later, with the launch of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central and many more retail formats, he redefined the retailing business in India. Business the Kishore Biyani Way. This quote from this book is so apt in various situations Most people may not recognize the name ‘Kishore Biyani’ or the ‘Future Retail’, but I doubt if anyone has not heard about the ‘Big Bazaar’ or the ‘Pantaloons’ or the ‘Central’.

A mind like this is not methodical, it is constantly rambling evolving, experimenting and that is what the book tries to instil in us. Jul 31, Madhavan rated it it was amazing.


For a long time we have focused on Making in India, but the book is a must read for anyone who wants to Make For India. A must-read for any entrepreneur who wants t Astounding insights, not-so-new revelations and a lot of pithy Kishore-isms make up this business book which is as much the story of the Future Group as it is about Kishore Biyani himself.

Both emphasized on comsumer first policy and have led innovation in retailing. He drives home the message of innovation. This generated curiosity in me in the initial chapters.

biyaji He believed in giving the liberty to take decision to people who are working with him. A good book of an entrepreneur who kishorf his fortunes from rages to riches.

The chapter on design thinking was a refreshing idea for me and it was good to know that Future group is implementing lot of it. One of the prime reasons why I like this book so much is because its written in a simple and structured manner which makes it fun to read. Font size is perfect. The book is well structured and takes us through the journey of Future Group as it grows into a successful brand.

I call this the time pass theory. In the book Kishore Biyani and Dipayan Baishya have elaborated the genesis and kihsore of the entrepreneur Kihsore Biyani. Its really an intersting book.

The detailed descriptions on management principles and functional aspects appear more of a text book kind of reading. It ij basic human nature that when someone home grown is on to something, his own people are the last to recognize him. As KB had mentioned that he’s worked a lot on brand building, at times the books tilts a bit on that side and seems as a marketing channel for the business.

I am not sure if I did like this book.

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Jul 25, Dharmesh rated it really liked it. Good to know more about the biyai and retail industry. It Happened In India: Tushar Gugnani rated it liked it Feb 22, He also firmly believes that understanding every individual customer is equally important. At the same time its also a good management book with anecdotes which shed light on various management related topics.


More than this I have never tried to know who owned Big Bazaar or who brought this idea. It is far better to strive for excellence. Biyani which is a good value add. He believed in the habit of learning and un-learning and made others believed in it too.

Deepak Venkateswaran rated it really liked indix Jan 29, Jul 27, Vinoth Srinivasan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please try again later. Some of the management styles and principle discussed lacks any kind of uniqueness and appears common across the industry, so some portions of the book may look redundant. He built an order book and delivered it to them.

kiwhore All the while the shop owner would be keeping an eye on all the customers, popping in, in case the deputy is not able to close a sale. Jan 24, Anirudh Jain rated it liked it. He would say, ‘I don’t want the fancy MBA-types. Biyani seems much like India’s Sam Walton, not because he built a fortune in retailing but because they had a very similar thinking process.

An autobiography by the pioneer of Indian retail- sounds promising at first, but it doesn’t.

It Happened in India

Neha Singh rated it it was amazing Aug 27, Jun 03, Rohon rated it really liked it. Average rating for this book as so many compliments of different learned person on Kishore Biyani makes it boring at some sections.

If you want to understand the evolution of modern retail in India, this book will be a help.