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Sudha Murthy – A person untouched with fame and money

Sudha Murthy wife of Narayana Murthy needs no introduction. She is renowned for her philanthropic works and books.

Out of curiosity, I picked up her “Wise and Otherwise:A Salute to Life”. Frankly, I expected it to be boring and complex. But as I read the first story, I was totally floored with her simple writing narrating the simple threads of human interactions in her life.

I couldn’t stop reading, as I loved stories and those were something I could totally relate in todays life. The stories were very thought provoking and simple to understand.

As I put the book down, respect for her and her writings grew immensely.
I bought all her novels and finished them within 4 days πŸ™‚

All the novels were intense and just like her stories, woven on the delicate threads of human relations and interactions πŸ™‚
I liked the way the heroines of her novels are portrayed. They were all unique in this mad rush world or better say India.

None of the novels had a happy ending was what I was very disappointed about πŸ™ I do so hate sad endings ..
But .. the protagonist always found peace at the end πŸ™‚

Just as I finished the book Mahashwetha, my dad walked in and I narrated the complete story along with the postscript at the end of the novel where after reading the novel a guy after understanding the pain of the leukoderma patients, realizing his mistake, gets married to his girlfriend who was a victim of the disease. Sudha Murthy was invited to the marriage by the girl who felt her marriage would be complete if she visited her.
She also gifted Sudha Murthy a sari, which she holds to preciously remembering Malati’s (the bride) happy face each time πŸ™‚

I started ranting about no happy endings in her novels and my dad pointed out .. This story definitely has a happy ending, Malati πŸ™‚
He was right!

Sudha Murthy – You are an inspiration, πŸ™‚ Be it the philanthropic work or writing, spreading a piece of your mind is very important.
It was only after reading your “Wise and Otherwise” that I strongly felt I have to write/share my experiences in the various walks of life.

Thank you πŸ™‚
Please do continue writing and continue inspiring the younger generation of us πŸ™‚



Wise and Otherwise:A Salute to Life by Sudha Murthy

Well this book is a collection of anecdotes, each gripping in its own way. They are all real incidents Mrs. Sudha Murthy experienced at various phases in her life.

The tagline ‘A Salute to Life’ is very apt. I so loved the book that IΒ can’t wait to read the other books written by her. πŸ™‚

As you read the book, you find her book written in a very simple language. It connects with the common man. Well of course the bag of stories is all about the common man of course. But nevertheless the language too is very simple :), easily connectable.

Respect for her grows throughout the book. Its the minute details that she holds preciously to share with all of us, the personal touch to the stories that adds the salt :).

Its a tribute to lifeΒ andΒ humanity in particular. πŸ™‚ I am so glad I read this book at this time of my life, where what I read impacts my baby the most πŸ™‚ He would see me relishing the positive/God side of the humane nature and resenting the negative/devil side of the humane nature. I hope he understands and grows up to be a positive humane pumping positive energy all around him.

There are two stories that excited me πŸ™‚

The very 1st story on honesty where the boy returns his extra stipend money and the other of a poor flower vendor who showed gratitude on behalf of the rest like her to Sudha Murthy for the hospital that was built for the poor.

The best part was Sudha Murthy could respond well and take it all πŸ™‚

We see a lot of people changing with time and prosperity. She seems to be one who is unmoved as such. And that’s what excites me the most. πŸ™‚

Hope to read the rest of her books pretty soon. And my baby swallows all the good into him. πŸ™‚