O My Darling India!

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Author: A. Sathyanarayanan
Pages: 198
Year of Publication: 2009
Price: HB Rs 250, FB Rs 200
ISBN:
HB 81-8157-865-5 (8181578655)
FB 81-8157-866-2 (8181578662)

About the Author:
A. Sathyanarayanan completed his schooling in Hyderabad and went on to receive a B. Sc. in Mathematics from Hyderabad’s Nizam College and an MBA from IMT, Ghaziabad in 1992. He worked for over a decade in advertising before an ill-timed heart surgery forced him to alter his professional course. His interests include Chennai, its beach, Tamil culture, spiritual classes hosted by Swami Parmarthananda and playing the guitar.

Teaser:
“I wake up to the sirens of an ambulance and see a patient being rushed in. At least there is hope as I see the frenzied manner from the 4th Floor window of Apollo Hospital. It is winter here and time for the north-east monsoon to bring in the rains. As the sun rises, I feel gooseflesh as a streak of tears form in the corner of the eye. I am lucky to be alive today and most surely not make it next month.

Make no mistake, I am dying and don’t need a doctor’s worried look or the anxiety writ faces of my wife and children. My body was giving up on me and I could sense the daily deterioration. I was appalled by the mirror: Though balding fast, my face had a youthful lustre, a long and round nose, and a small mouth. At over 185 cms height and an extra bit of fat, colleagues at the office suggested that I resembled Helmet Kohl, the ex-German Chancellor. Now I could see the face taunt and withered, the nose now looked more snubbed and that alone showed I was degenerating fast.”

[Extract taken from “Death Becomes Me”]

Contents:
My Entrepreneurial Days / 11
Spirituality in Kaliyuga / 32
Romancing the Stone / 43
Living under Arc Lights / 63
Death Becomes Me / 80
The Glories Seventies / 98
Horrors of Bus Travel / 112
Tuning and Curving / 123
When India Commits Suicide / 142
Outdoor Advertising Convention / 155
Woman of Substance / 167
Truck Drivers and Bus Conductor / 182

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