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TEDxEastEnd - Mihir Bose - The story of my father, the story of myself

Mihir Bose is an Award Winning Journalist and Author. He writes a weekly "Big Sports Interview" for the London Evening Standard, a Sunday Times column, and also writes and broadcasts on a range of social and historical issues as well as sport. His latest book on the power of modern sport is due to be published early in 2012.Until recently he was the BBC's first Sports Editor where his job involved investigating and analysing sports stories. His major scoops included revealing the cost of the Olympics, the Premier League plans for the 39th game and Joe Calzaghe's decision to retire. He covered all BBC outlets including the flagship Ten O'Clock News, the Today programme, Five Live and the website.Before joining the BBC, he was the chief sports news correspondent for the Daily Telegraph for 12 years where he created an innovative weekly column, Inside Sport. He also wrote on the editorial pages on such subjects as race, immigration, and other social and cultural issues.He has written for nearly all the major UK newspapers, editing the Inside Track column of the Sunday Times and several business publications. He has presented programmes for radio and television, and written 22 books including the first history of Bollywood.He has won several awards: business columnist of the year, sports news reporter of the year, sports story of the year and Silver Jubilee Literary award for his History of Indian Cricket.He was consulted by government ministers in the run-up to London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Games and served on the Budd Committee which provided the basis for the new UK gambling legislation.Earlier this year, Mihir shared his own personal tale of migration in a performance accompanied by live music by pianist Lola Perrin and guest vocalist Y Yadavan.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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