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How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company (English, Paperback, Agarwal Varun)


How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company  (English, Paperback, Agarwal Varun)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa & Co
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788129119797, 812911979X
    • Pages: 256
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    How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company by Varun Agarwal is a compelling and humorous account of the fulfilment of entrepreneurial dreams.

    Summary Of The Book

    How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company is the true story of its young author Varun. The protagonist dreams about becoming an entrepreneur without much support from people around him. Convention emerges as a potent problem in the form of Engineering and MBA degrees. Alongside, there is also Anu Aunty, his mother’s best friend who turns into his biggest threat.

    The character of Anu Aunty stands out in the book and she is presented as an interfering woman, poking her nose into the problems of others. She is the quintessential anxious Indian mother of an accomplished son. How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company presents Anu Aunty’s constant ridicule and mocking of Varun’s seemingly laidback and unaccomplished personality. Anu Aunty keeps appearing as an obstacle in the path of Varun and his friends at every juncture.

    However, Anu Aunty’s ridicule eventually spurs Varun onto greater heights and he comes up with a business idea in partnership with his friend Rohan Malhotra. He decides to follow his own dreams and establishes an organization called Alma Mater. Creating customized accessories and outfits for educational alumni in India, the venture is a roaring success.

    How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company is the author’s debut novel and is on its fourth reprint already. Having sold twenty thousand copies in only a month, the book has become a bestseller by national standards. It has also occupied a firm foothold on the bestseller charts for eighty days at a stretch. He attained initial popularity with his Facebook blog posts, a few of which were sent to his publishers. The book was conceived once they demanded a full manuscript.

    About Varun Agarwal

    Varun Agarwal is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, photographer and bestselling author. He has been featured on the popular Young Turks show on CNBC and also the India Today cover.

    Varun Agarwal has co-founded the immensely successful Alma Mater which supplies customized outfits, sweatshirts and other alumni gear. It is steadily turning into a one stop solution for alumni merchandise. Agarwal set up Last Minute Films while studying engineering in Bangalore. He has worked for Phat Phish Films as a director and directed music videos featuring superstars A. R. Rahman and Preity Zinta. Varun studied at Bishop Cotton School in Bangalore and also completed a BE Telecommunications degree. He has also founded the social media marketing organization Reticular.

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    Everyone should read this book.

    This book gives it's readers a deeper look into the life and mind of a young individual who wants to do something with his life, it is like a mirror kept right in front of us so we know that we are JUST like him.
    The best part about it is that you will feel like you're listening to a friend talk to you about his life, how amusing and funny it is because its something that happens to each and every one of us, everyday of our lives.
    As the book progresses it all comes together and hits you, mo...

    Sana Khuraishi

    22 Apr, 2012

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    1. How I braved Any Aunty - Varun Aggarwal
    2. Journey Of Two Hearts -Anuj Tiwari
    3. That's the way we met - Sudeep Nagarkar
    4. The immortals of Melhua- Amish Tripathi



    8 Dec, 2012

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    Get ready to be INSPIRED!

    If you guys think that your life's a waste, or you are depressed,disappointed,have no clue as to what is to be done with life, are still jobless, or are too scared to do anything new, find books boring, finding it hard to start putting your ideas into work, or you think that you are a loser or called one by your friends or family, or if you haven't done anything good in your life as yet, then read the book How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar Company and then see the C...

    Subham Agarwal

    3 Jun, 2012

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    Pros and Cons


    1) Awesome way of telling a success story
    2) A bangalorean can definitely relate to several details mentioned in the book
    3) Keeps you interested throughout
    4) Inspiring for a wannabe entrepreneur for sure.

    Cons (not very significant though):

    1) The occasional use of vulgar lingo to keep it funny, was uncalled for, really! Also, at few places, the bangalorean way of speaking seemed to be exaggerated.
    2) The book is not a 'guide to entrepreneurship'. It's purely the story of Varun an...

    Nikkhil Das

    14 Aug, 2012

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    Varun Agarwal- Inspiring, Innovating, Achieving

    The book starts with 20 something Varun who’s freshly out of engineering and unemployed. And Varun takes you through his journey to being the Co-founder of a Million Dollar Company. But the journey is not an easy one. One of the biggest obstacles in his path is the famed ‘Anu Aunty’ , The typical nosy Indian aunt. And then there are the usual incidents in every college graduates life, late nights, incidents with cops, stalking your crush on facebook and much more. The book is in simple Englis...

    Nikhil Furtado

    21 May, 2012

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    Grab a copy!!!!

    Having read the column in a newspaper , got myself a copy of this book....An undoubtedly refreshing read, specially after having had a terrible day at work.If you are a 20 something,frustated with your job, constantly have a feeling you were meant for something better, have a brilliant buisness idea, but have been holding on for quite long, then this book can definitely be a great ice breaker...N for all those mums, dads and numerous number of aunts who constantly soak you with their advices,...

    Smitha Uppoor

    25 May, 2012

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    Top books

    There are few authors in India who write exceptionally well. Varun is one of those. I am a vivid reader and read almost all the books that come my way. This stands third.

    1. Corporate Chanakya
    2. That's the way we met - Sudeep Nagarkar
    3. How I braved Any Aunty - Varun Aggarwal
    4. The Backbenchers - Siddharth Oberoi
    5. The immortals of Melhua- Amish Tripathi


    2 Dec, 2012

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    A must must read!

    One of the greatest books I read so far in this year. It shows you how a person's character transforms yet remains the same with the experiences and situations that he/she stumbles upon.

    You start the book relating to Varun, the author. When you were in that stage of deciding what to do with your life and people giving you a number of advice. You didn't want to meet your family friends in order to avoid, "So aajkal kya kar rahe hai bache aapke" But then as the book proceeds when you have com...

    Aayushi Sachdeva

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    19 May, 2012

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    Good one

    Great book, really tells the truth od social society where people think of job satisfaction and financial insecurity. This book is for those who are aspiring to be entrepreneurs, or having great ideas , but are not able to execute it, due to some social, family reasons. It tells you to do what you like, and go chase your dreams.

    Dr.Vivek Raskar

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    6 Dec, 2012

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    Overall a nice book

    Its a story of Varun and his company Alma mater. Its a true story and writer gives worth implementing tips to all young aspiring entrepreneurs. It mentions Do's and don'ts to setup your own business and How things work and how people react during your those struggle days. Overall nice read for such young enthusiasts.
    For me the book was full of many up and down moments. This book does not have a consistent sort of feel.It is not an overall good or bad piece of writing. It is actually just an ...

    Surbhi Pandey

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    25 Sep, 2012

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