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THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI By Robin Sharma

‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’ one of the best books I have ever read in my life. If I say this post is a review about this book, then it will be a blasphemy.

PLOT\ SYNOPSIS
Well the books tell the story of a professionally successful lawyer (Julian), who was a failure in his personal life. In search of the true happiness, he moves to Himalayas and there he meets legendary saints and they teach him art of living and how to live life fullest. The story is told from the point of view of Julian’s colleague John. The story progresses by, Julian sharing the secret behind his new vigor to john. The story is explained in seven ‘virtues’ like Master your mind, Follow your purpose, practice kaizen, live with discipline, respect your time, selflessly serve others, and embrace the present.

My take
It is good to read motivating books occasionally. That will create some positive energy in our lives. The book is a must read(and must have) for all the professionals, youngsters,(2 say recommend to everyone.) .This book teach us how to live the life fullest and also deals with work-life pressure, self realization, self improvement, spirituality ,charity , time management etc .It is not a book for casual read. Take your time to read it and benefit it.

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November 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm 23 comments

Chetan Bhagat’s ‘ Two states: The story of my marriage ‘

As a hardcore fan of chetan bhagat’s books, I was waiting for this book for a long time. The one thing I like in chetan’s work are, all his characters have shades from our lives as well as the people we come across in our day to day life. I canceled an outing with my friends and a movie ticket on diwali weekend (no regrets now, in skipping blue), just to read this book.

The novel is inspired from the real story of the author and his wife .Like his other novels it is the story about the Indian youth with a message. Well, the plot is a Punjabi boy (Krish) fall in love with a Chennai girl (annanya) in the backdrop of IIMA and there struggle to get permission for there marriage from there respective parents. The story is explained in five Acts. One thing I loved about this novel is, it genuinely portrayed the cultural difference between north and south Indians. One flaw I found with this book was unlike his earlier books, storyline is very predictable (and sometimes I felt like reading his personal diary).
As a hardcore fan of his earlier works (five point… tops in my top 10 list), I was a bit disappointed with this book (may be because of my high expectations).Still I will say it is a book that worth your time and money. Chances are there for you to enjoy it, unless you read his earlier works. As he said in an interview with Hindu metro plus, don’t expect a Salman Rushdie or Arundhathi royi work from his books. After all Chetan is a writer for masses not for classes

Pros: Casual style, Message, breezy and simple narration, genuineness, youth centric, though we boast about unity in diversity of our country, this book reminds and make us think about cultural and religious boundaries in India
Cons: predictable, clichéd at parts

October 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm 33 comments

Our Iceberg Is Melting

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                    I happened to take this book from library written by Holger Rathgeber, John Kotter on last month. Once I started reading it, I didn’t put the book down until I finished it. It didn’t bore me even a minute. An entertaining and gripping story with a strong message that is what I want to describe this book in one line.

                 This is an interesting story about a penguin colony in Antarctic .The story deals with the signs of a critical problem that may cause the destruction of penguin colony, how they identify the problem and how they solved the problem. This book is easiest to read (among the books I have read so far) and also very informative. The best part in this story is characters in this story are like people and also we can identify them among our society and organizations .In our real life, organizations also we can find lots of Fred’s, Alice’s, and NoNo’s.Apart from the gripping story, it has a strong message.
PS: Penguins were never seen cool like this before

May 5, 2009 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment


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