Wise & Otherwise

Wise & Otherwise  (English, Paperback, Sudha Murthy,)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd
    • Genre: Literary Collections
    • ISBN: 9780143062226, 0143062220
    • Pages: 232
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    Description

    A collection of around fifty short stories, a tapestry of human character, behavior and attitudes.

    Summary Of The Book

    Wise And Otherwise : A Salute To Life contains sketches of various people, across the length and breadth of the country. These stories are all based on the author's personal experiences, and it is a kaleidoscopic collection of human attitudes and character.

    The author, a teacher and social worker, has had close interactions with various sections of the society. As a sensitive observer of people and their characteristics, she has been able to bring to this collection a myriad of experiences and emotions that cuts across all barriers of class, religion, and location.

    Wise and Otherwise : A Salute to Life contains a wide-ranging collection of stories. A man dumps his own father in an old age home, disclaiming any relationship to him. He recalls his relationship quickly enough on his father's death to make sure of his inheritance.

    A young girl dotes on her little brother, only to be sold by him into prostitution, ironically on Rakhi day. A beggar goes to a region devastated by an earthquake, to pose as a victim and benefit from any relief package that have been designed for those affected by the disaster.

    Wise And Otherwise : A Salute To Life tells the story of a woman who does not fail,to express her gratitude even while in her death bed. There is the story of a young boy who fishes for crabs and makes a small amount each day, which supports his family. When asked what use that little amount would be to him, he says pragmatically that is better than nothing. A man in a tribal settlement teaches the author that there can be grace and dignity even in the acceptance of gifts, not just in the giving of them.

    Written in a simple, unadorned language, the author uses these stories to explore and analyse so many vastly different behaviours that cuts across the many sections of society. Ultimately, the book proves that for all, the many differences in language, culture, class and place, human nature is the same everywhere - Capable of the moat base behavior and also capable of supreme acts of selflessness and caring.

    About Sudha Murthy

    Sudha Murthy is an Indian author and social worker.

    Other books by Sudha Murthy - Grandma's Bag Of Stories, The Bird With Golden Wings : Stories Of Wit And Magic, Gently Falls the Bakula, Dollar Bahu, and The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There.

    Sudha Murthy was born in 1950 in Karnataka. With a BE in Electrical Engineering and an ME in Computer Science, she was a gold medalist at both the graduate and postgraduate levels. She was the first woman engineer to be employed by TELCO. She married Narayana Murthy, who is one of the founders if the IT company Infosys. Sudha Murthy was one of the initial investors in the company. She is now the Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. She has been awarded the Padma Shri, and also been given honorary doctorate degrees.

     

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    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    5

    A good buy

    i have read this buk.......too gud like 2 this 1........sudha g narretes her xperiances about human qualities(Gud or Bed) in very simple nd effective way.......i really enjoy ds buk......a gud buy....ekdam mast........
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    Wise and Otherwise:- Touches the chord of your heart

    Well, truth always speaks for itself and hence, every story in this book will somewhere touch the chords of your heart. You will be able to feel the connection as you flip the pages of this human encyclopedia. And that is only because all the stories are not stories at all, they are the experiences of a noble soul, while reading this book I felt as if my parents are explaining me something based on their personal experiences. You will feel wonderful about the book, you will surely feel privil...
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    Gaurav Agarwal

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    Jul, 2013

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    Just wow!

    Heart touching stories,real life stories.i read the book sitting under a tree in the field,i enjoyed it a lot.here i can say the book is readable so without thinking buy it and enjoy it.tms
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    Aman Shaikh

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    collection of short stories which will inspire you to do something creative, to think positively always find happiness in small things .
    Sudha Murty life story is in the collection of small chapters.
    loved it . must read and make your life better than what you are you living now . all the best 🙏.
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    Prince Raj

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    Jan, 2019

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    Good book to know the insights of the Emotions and Society.

    The book features vivid life instances of Author Sudha Murthy herself. In these 50 tales, she jots down 50 incidences she came across which somehow affected her deeply. May it be a small comment she heard or some person’s Aura she felt. In these 50 tales, a reader learns about Human Behaviour. It may or may not be bold but the way she wrote them in this book, makes you focus on those particular moments and Instances. Her writing is what makes those not so important moments, some Great lesson ...
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    Aishwary Mehta

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    Super!

    Engaging read. Simple and neat narration. As we read we feel that the author is sitting across us and telling all the incidents that she experienced in her life. Great lessons to be learnt from her experiences.hats off to Sudha mam.
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    ordinary Book..

    After reading the book one thing which i understood is that Sudha Murti is a Social Worker which she portray in her each and every stories. and all stories are around her Social Work Only.

    some stories are interesting but overall stories are based on Social moral.
    sudha murti advertised her social work in each and every story of this book.

    A BIGGGG NOOOOO to this book
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    Tranquil

    Nov, 2012

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    Buy only if u lived ur life inside box. otherwise its not that wise to go for

    I m not getting why phooo phaaa for this book. I started this book and in no matter of time i thought of writing my views ion this.
    you can buy it up if u never been to village, never talked to country men, not ever travelled in train or if you are interested in listening to mrs. murthy's experiences on changing moral values or enlightenment saga.
    every story i read was either you have experienced your own or might discussed over coffee with crew. Seriously we do not book for this.
    would lik...
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    Real life experiences and not stories - Excellent book that can be recommended to anyone

    The book 'Wise and Otherwise' contains many short stories which are of maximum 6 pages each. Actually, they are not stories, but real life experiences of Sudha Murthy when she visited different places and met different people in her life. Mostly, all stories are around emphasizing the importance of moral values and about people's behavior in different circumstances. For novel readers, it may not sound like a very interesting book, but for people who like reading non-fiction, close to reality ...
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    Mahathi Ramya

    Mar, 2012

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    Good

    The book was received in a good condition.

    From the content point of view, it's fine for one time reading. As described, it contains short stories from writer's life experiences and the lessons she learnt. I found it a little similar to the short stories that appear weekly add ons of hindi newspapers. If you like to read real life experiences like that, go for this.
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:what is the Book's summary?
    A:We are all wise, till its our turn. And then we become otherwise.
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    Q:no of pages ?
    A:158 pages . Many of Sudha Murty's books are a collection of her life experiences with the good and bad people of the society. I would love to read all her books.
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    Q:What is this book about? is it motivational?
    A:Short stories from real life experiences of Prof Sudha Murthy.A learning from different situations,understanding of human characters,inspirational philosophies applicable in daily life.
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    Q:Is the language easy or not?
    A:yes, quite easy
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    Q:What's the book length in pages ?
    A:220 pages
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    Q:does it has bookmark
    A:No
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    Q:Is this a novel
    A:It's a book consisting several short stories narrated by the author based on her own life experiences. It's worth reading.
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    Q:How many short stories are in this book?
    A:A collection of around fifty short stories, a tapestry of human character, behavior and attitudes.
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    Q:Is this book is on feminism..??
    A:No, not at all. Sudha Murthy writes simple stories reflecting lives of ordinary people. Their day to day troubles, traditions, belief in God, battle for livelihood etc.
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    Q:is it fr childr of 11 yrs?
    A:Yeah,it's for all ages Go for it
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