About the authors:
Santosh Avvannavar: Santosh started his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer. He did his college education from NITK, Surathkal. He functioned as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President, while he was working at IISc, Bangalore. He has over 25 publications of mostly research documents that have found their place in National & International Jour- nals. Also, he has done 16 conference papers and regularly functions as a writer of different articles for a national and worldwide daily paper.He is an advisor for different organizations. He is an author of Adhuri Prem Kahaniya, Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero, Second Heart, Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview, Be a B.A., Surrogate Author, Title is Untitled, Black, Grey and White, The Departing Point. Throughout his personal time he composes his thoughts in a website, namely www.amritafoundation.wordpress.com and ventures into fiction writing. He delivered semi- nars and training to more than 40,000 people in India and abroad over the span of 7 years.
Jyothi Byahatti: Jyothi has done MBA in HR & Marketing from Karnataka University, Dharwad and started career as a banker with ICICI Bank Ltd. She has also worked as a Recruitment Consultant with an executive search firm. Moved on for a short stint in teaching with T John College, Bangalore in the department of Management Studies. Jyothi got involved in proof reading and editing a few books, which inspired her to start writing stories.
Dr. Sandeep Huilgol: Sandeep did his medical schooling from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli and he underwent his medicine training at Mallya Hospital a lead- ing super specialty hospital in Bengaluru. During his medi- cine training he developed special interest in nephrology, which deals with kidney diseases. After having spent a year in the Nephrology department to complete his Masters at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom he returned back to India to undergo further training in Nephrology and transplantation at Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore. He has published articles on kidney diseases in National daily and an international magazine apart from academic publications and presentations. He is also part of an initiative, a journal which is trying to create a platform for the resident to publish academic articles. During his Nephrology training he has come across many patients with various problems other than medical which were more troublesome than kidney diseases. This prompted him to come up with an idea to create awareness among general public about the issue and he has given several talks to achieve this objective with which he is not satisfied yet and aims to reach a larger audience in future.
Blurb: A noble couple. In noble professions. He’s a doctor and she’s a teacher. What do they discuss over meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner? They are perturbed by the social, moral, economical and anthropological issues plaguing our country these days. Meet Amrita and Robert, a couple who will speak on behalf of you. Witness their daily discussions on problems you think are worth talking about. Education, Medication, Elections, Corruptions, Honour Killing, Child Marriage, Social Media – you name it and the disease has already made deep wounds in our country’s body and soul. God comes to rescue along with Amrita and Robert. Delve into the gospels and teachings of God to find a solution to each malady, if you wish to accept it. Authors Santosh Avvanavar, Jyothi Byahatti and Dr. Sandeep Huilgo present a unique fiction in conversations to remind you how God would have faced and erased a few of our society’s key problems.
Review: The phrase “The Last Supper” talks about the painting by Leonardo Da Vinci and John’s gospel. The book has 12 parts which has been named as menu. The menu doesn’t have food items but have those complex topics of present era such as terrorism, murder, drug addictions, how education has become business, euthanasia, honour killing gender bias, suicide, and killings. The book is discussion between husband Robert and his wife Amrita. Every day they share their thoughts and discuss their experiences at workplace. To find reasons or solutions to the problems, they speak to Paul, the God. And Paul gives them solutions to these problems according to gospels. I appreciate the passion of the authors who thought to highlight burning issues that we face in our lives through this book. The language is very simple. I found few repetitions of sentences and a few grammatical errors. At some places I found the content to be too preachy as if I am reading a holy book, else the writing is good and I wish the writers good luck and please do take care of the editing and proof reading the errors.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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