This book is a tribute to mostly unsung heroines of our lives; our mothers. The book is a precious and playful banter between a 70-year-old traditional Punjabi mother and her 45-year-old part-Punjabi, part-cosmopolitan, part-traditional, part-rebel daughter, trying to get along with each other while sliding down the chute of daily life.
Based in a Punjabi household, the book has a universal appeal as the author has translated every Punjabi dialogue or expression written in ‘Gurmukhi’ script, into English. The book has a very large-hearted witty approach to life’s molehills and mountains alike.
An entrepreneur, an adventure enthusiast and a philanthrope, Ms. Supreet Dhiman is raising environmental concerns through adventure activities, transforming lives of the underprivileged through education, spearheading the voluntary blood donation drive to help save lives, and most recently, striving for a world free of incest abuse - India’s dirty little secret.
A TEDx and Josh Talks speaker, Supreet is in demand to convey innovative ideas and key messages through storytelling, which she delivers in multiple languages.
If there is one thing that Supreet has learned and imbibes in life, it is the value of relationships both at work and in personal life, which is reflected in this book documenting her relationship with her mother.
Hamstrung by Parkinson’s Disorder family tragedies, I am perched facing my lap top, on my late father’s swivel
chair, pressing the key buttons about ‘my Life’s Penumbra Moments’, ‘Heredity’ and areas of my ‘Influence’ and
‘Concern’. Observes Madhu Tandan, prolific best- seller writer in her Preview of the book, “The author has ‘Lived A
Live of Love, Faith & Humour”.
Encouraged wife Jaya, “You have spent 40 years in a professional career and child-hood in the atrociously
feudalistic Bihar & the pell-mell of Uttar-Pradesh; educated in the royal but somewhat, anachronistic, Rajasthan,
and ‘nobody’s’ Delhi. Qualified expert Mr. Barun Banerjee, a close friend, showed the light. “Nagendra, each and
every one’s story of life is unique and different, hence interesting and engaging fare”.
The professional journey through the Steel, Sugar, Spinning and Polyester, Sponge iron & Power, assorted
industries, etc., was quite a journey. The Tatas, Willard, Monnet, Lohias, Bajaj & Adventz – was an impressive
litany. I was elevated as Director to four Board positions. In today’s parlance, I have read that there are more
10,000 business houses are ‘under the hammer’ as confirmed ‘Non Performing Assets’ by their bankers but their
promoters are enjoying a better ‘life-style’ that ‘pre say’ a Ratan N. Tata!
Our ‘Family Vision’ was documented in this milieu.
Àbdul Qawi Dasnavi was an Indian Urdu language writer, critic, bibliographer, and linguist. He wrote many books on Urdu literature.His major works include his contribution to the field of iqbaliyat. Dasnavi as a great admirer of Iqbal’s, the author elaborated every aspect of Dasnavi’s Iqbal Shinasi through this book.
Prarabdha is an autobiographical account of the National Award-winning scientist of repute Mr. Rajendra Singh.
Beginning in a remote school-less village in pre-independence India, his journey traverses decades and geographies. Through hard work and dedication, he overcomes hurdles and rises to become an eminent scientist in his field.
The book reflects on the transformation of India since attaining independence- from a total lack of infrastructure to the new age of Expressways, mushrooming educational institutions, and internet connectivity. This transformation in the nation’s fortunes is paralleled and exemplified by his own life and the lives of his dependents,
Having travelled far and wide within his own country and abroad, the author brings out the best of both worlds in his commentary. He takes the reader along on a trip from the land of the midnight sun in northern Sweden to the Safari Parks of Kenya, from sophisticated life in posh Mumbai to the tribal regions of Arunachal Pradesh; sharing his vivid experiences of communist China and its people to those of the free society of North America.
Prarabdha makes an interesting read of the overall transformation of post-independence India and its people through a detailed personal account.