Fifty vignettes showcase the myriad shades of human nature A man dumps his aged father in an old-age home after declaring him to be a homeless stranger, a tribal chief in the Sahyadri hills teaches the author that there is humility in receiving too, and a sick woman remembers to thank her benefactor even from her deathbed. These are just some of the poignant and eye-opening Fifty vignettes showcase the myriad shades of human nature A man dumps his aged father in an old-age home after declaring him to be a homeless stranger, a tribal chief in the Sahyadri hills teaches the author that there is humility in receiving too, and a sick woman remembers to thank her benefactor even from her deathbed. There is nothing complex about them, which is also a stark reminder that simple virtues are easy to imbibe but difficult to follow. A must read one to all
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There's even a chapter where she criticize the readers who criticize her. Dec 27, Pooja rated it it was amazing Wse These are just some of the poignant and eye-opening stories about people from all over the country that Sudha Murty recounts in this book. Is this book appropriate for kids in 1st wis Sep 14, Vishal Philip rated it it was ok.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Sep 04, Sukanto rated it it was amazing Shelves: I do have a great Respect for Sudha Madam but I didnt like the way she criticize of other people, she should have also thought about other peoples point of view.
Perhaps I shouldn't have tried to read it all at sydha.
An the intent reduces as things get better! In these 50 tales, she jots down 50 incidences she came across which somehow affected her deeply. Societal norms, treatme I have been an ardent admirer of Sudha Murty's works, not just in the literary field but even otherwise. From incredible examples of generosity to the meanest acts one can expect from men and women, she records everything with wry humour and a directness that touches the heart.
If you are traveling in a bus, your fellow passengers will get into a conversation with you very quickly and without any reservation.
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Each story will touch the chords of your heart. See positive points in others, be positive, be sensitive to other's problems and needs, realise that you are lucky to be healthy and alive, do what is right, know your limitations and strive to make a change.
The short narratives are so simple and easy to appreciate. She talks about her friend who succeeds in life because she is a realist.
And, in someway making you better person. This is the first wisw Murthys book I read ; love the book, simple and beautiful presentationMost of the narrations appear to be personal experiences of the author. Her work is truly 'a salute to life'.
But the bottom line is that wisse wasn't a very good experience. I have been an ardent admirer of Sudha Murty's works, not just in the literary field but even otherwise. Wise And Otherwise by Sudha Murty. But reading them made me realise a lot, and feel humbler.
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. This common theme resonates in almost all stories. BUT if you want to see how you work in a situation, how your friends and people around you are, how our big yet small country is and when it comes to values, humility and culture- This it is the book for you. The scandinavian countries topped the list. Simple tales of life and humanity add colour to this book. Jun 05, Nikhil Sharathchandran rated it really liked it.
Simplicity of language is always a characteristic feature of …more Sudha Murty's style of writing in this book is simple, lucid and very easy to understand.
A compilation of short stories The stories seemed repetitive and draggy Picking wisse this book was probably not a good idea. First published inWise and Otherwise has sold over 30, copies in English and has been translated into all the major Indian languages. Her stories are such a classic reflection of our society and wicked and noble mindsets entrenched in human beings.