My first glimpse at the title of Lata’s debut book A Dance with the Corporate Ton filled me with anxiety. I wondered if the book would appeal to my mind. I imagined entering a clueless world dominated by finance and its correlates. The word ‘corporate’ conjured up an image of formally clad, high-heeled, ‘properly’-attired, ‘airy’ individuals speaking in a jargon unintelligible to me. The word ‘Ton’ reminded me of ‘automaton’ and everything it symbolized – automatic, mechanical, artificial, unemotional, rigid and unpliable. With so many misgivings, I started reading. But then, there was no looking back. I thanked my stars for having picked the book.
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