Vivek Kaul was born and brought up in Ranchi. He ran with the herd to do an MBA, only to realise that it had been a waste of time. He then ended up in a PhD programme, only to drop out of it three years later. Like many other confused souls, he landed up in journalism and found his true calling in reading, writing and being lazy. He has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times, in the past.
India’s Big Government—The Intrusive State and How It Is Hurting Us, is his fourth book. He is also the author of the Easy Money trilogy. The books were bestsellers on Amazon.
Currently, Vivek writes an eponymous Diary and a Letter for equitymaster.com.
His writing has also appeared in The Times of India, The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, Business World, Business Today, India Today, Mid-Day, Business Standard, Forbes India, Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore Mirror, Mumbai Mirror, Pune Mirror, Deccan Herald, The Asian Age, Mutual Fund Insight, Wealth Insight, Swarajya and so on.
When it comes to the digital space his writing has appeared on Rediff, Firstpost, Huffington Post, Quartz, SwarajyaMag, Business-Standard, Newslaundry.com and the BBC.
He has lectured at IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Vishakhapatnam, TA Pai Institute of Management and the Alliance University (Bangalore). He also taught a course titled Indian Economy to the PGPMX batch of IIM Indore.