September 20 2018

Wise and otherwise  by Sudha Murthy

It is a collection of fifty vignettes of the real-life incidents of Murthy, which left a profound impression on her, both in good and bad ways. These incidents, although not uncommon, is interpreted by the author in refreshingly creative manner, which would never fail to impress the reader.

The book would be an easy and fast read considering the writing style, which is very direct, but still elegant. Brevity and clarity are perhaps the trademarks of Sudha Murthy’s writing.

After reading this book, the readers will find a new way to look at life and people. This book will make them realize how small incidents can be a window of opportunity to understand myriad nature of human beings along with their virtues and vices. At the same time, a reader can realize how each moment and the small incidents in our life can be so inspiring and enriching if we give them our attention and thought just like the writer did.

You need not be rich to donate. You need not be famous to help. You need not be successful to leave an impact. If you want the world to be a better place, start with little acts of kindness. You won’t even realize how quickly this will spread.

I’d really recommend this book to people of all generations. Each one of us can relate to many of its stories. And it’s okay if some of them make you shed tears, that’s the way Sudha Murthy writes – with emotions.

Do read who wants to know more about the real state of India. Sudha Murthy has left it to the readers to decide what’s good and what’s bad.

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Posted September 20, 2018 by Novemberschild in category "Prompts

About the Author

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.


  1. By Mayuri Nidigallu on

    I agree with your review and your thoughts, Roms. I have read this book and really enjoyed it, just like I enjoy reading all her books. I find Sudha Murthy’s writing style very soothing.

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