If there's an entrepreneurial keeda
hiding somewhere within you, then reading this book will definitely kick the keeda
out of its slumber- And I tell you, the keeda will roll, riot, and root its way out,
until you reckon its presence.
Yes, that's the effect the book
will leave on wannabe entrepreneurs. Not to mention the generous mix of
English and Hinglish, that makes 'Connect the dots' a pleasurable read . The author has put in
so much jaan into it. There is so much to chew on, specifically for
those who wish to start something anew. Loaded with pithy one-liners that
linger on your hearts and minds for days together. Honestly, this book has whetted my appetite further, sans any second thoughts.
Yes! Stay Hungry,
Stay Foolish, I have a dream, Poor Little Rich Slum, here I am coming.
The one line that is going to stay with me eternally is "Kuch Karne hai, tho marna padega."
Yeah!, I am going to have my
hands full with Rashmi Bhansal's books in the co…
Rushdie's Midnight's Children - Winner of Best of the Booker, needless
to say is a masterpiece in magical realism, brilliantly unfolded at a
snail's pace. However, the novel's beauty lies in its style and not
action. Nonetheless, a little familiarity with Indian history will make
the novel a tad more interesting, given the allegorical references to
India's social-political events strewn all across the story.
and heartbreaking in equal measure, the story revolves are two children
(in fact midnight's 1001 children) who were born at the precise instance
of India's arrival at independence. Little wonder, their destinies were inextricably
intertwined forever, thanks to the time of their births.
Sinai, the protagonist, when tumbled forth into the earth on Aug 15,
The book indeed is
Soul-stirring and Heart-wrenching, to the core. High on emotions and
melodrama, the book brilliantly chronicles the sorrowful saga of the
Afghanis, crippled by constant wars waged by the insiders and the
A poignant tale of two women on the whole, Mariam and
Laila, though not blood-related; nevertheless related by circumstances.
Mariam, born a harami- illegitimate child-is married off to a short
tempered, bitter Rasheed, 30 years her senior, a man of extremely disagreeable
temperament. Two decades later, Laila, born in a highly influential
family, is forced to join Rasheed's unhappy household to be his second
The 3 Mistakes of My Life - It's No Mistake If You Read The 3 Mistakes of My Life
The book opens with an interesting dialogue by Chetan, the author, "I
don't want to be India's most admired writer, I just want to be India's
most loved writer. Admiration passes, love endures". And this line of
his strikes a chord right away. And interestingly all his novels have
done just that. He has become the darling of Indian masses. His simple,
lucid language has got the entire nation reading; forget about grammar
and punctuation folks, it's the concept that gets you hooked big-time,
specifically when it comes to 'The 3 mistakes of my life'.
Yes, the concept used is unabashedly Indian. It talks about young,
ambitious and passionate Indians. The backdrop is the city of Ahmedabad
(where Chetan took his MBA degree) though urban is no where close to its
metro counterparts. The city still retains its small town flavour,
which one can find in pols, conven…
2 States - Read 2 States, to Develop a Broader Outlook In Life
read, a book written out-and-out for the Indian audience. Highly
melodramatic yet mesmerizing, incredibly comprehensible yet compelling. So this makes you complete the book in one sitting. The book has two hooks
to be very precise. One, it more or less revolves around the IIM-A
culture, offers a few insights on the sort of food, the kind of
lifestyle students lead within the campus. Second, the book obviously
speaks about the two states- Punjab and Tamil Nadu where Krish and
Ananya respectively hail from.
Anyone and everyone who reads the
book will able to relate with the characters effortlessly, given that
every second couple in India has to unfortunately go through the same
experiences. Little wonder then a Bollywood film is in the offing based
on the book.
The book talks about the struggle, Krish, a north
Indian Punjabi boy, had to undergo to convince Ananya (Tamilian Brahmin
girl) parents to l…
A chapter a day to keep laziness at bay
AN OFFICE BIBLE
awakening’, one word that defines Robin Sharma’s book “The Greatness
Guide”. And ya, be mindful of your reading habits, as each chapter
starts and ends ASAP. Chances are there that you will drive yourself to
complete the book in one or two sittings. However, it is only when you
read, re-read, chapter by chapter, line by line, and word by word that
you get to understand that the book is an absolute stunner-a fodder for
personal and professional growth. In short, AN INSPIRATIONAL POWERHOUSE,
AN ABSOLUTE FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
It is interesting to note that
all the three books of Robin:“The Greatness Guide-Part I,” “The
Greatness Guide-Part II,” and the “Who Will Cry When You Die,” hinges
around same philosophies and rationales. Being a Leadership Guru, I
believe this is a conscious endeavour by Robin to drum the same message
again and again into our forgetful, failing, human minds.
all the three books …
Lance Armstrong - “Give up or fight like hell” Won Tour de France, the Holy Grail in cycling, seven times in a row: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005
It may be one of the oldest clichés in the book, but Lance Armstrong’s life is a classic case of ‘never say never’ zeal.
A powerhouse biker, who went on to wage a silent war against his worst
enemy, and came up trumps, eventually. In fact when this invincible and
uninvited enemy called testicular cancer, “the bastard,” as he
disgustingly referred to as, threatened to take away the only love of
his life, Armstrong being Arm-strong, decided to go after it, all hammer
and tongs. Initially, unaware of his somber condition, Lance used to
literally stand and practice hard on his bike, for sitting on his bike
made him feel miserable, thanks to the spreading cancer.
It was only at stage four Armstrong came to know of his illness and
rather than becoming hysterical, he braced toward challenging his enemy
head-on. “Give up or …