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Wise and Otherwise: A Salute of Life
Wise and Otherwise: A Salute of Life
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A man dumps his seventy year old father in an old age home 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 as she is dying. These are just some of the poignant and thought-provoking stories about people from all over the country that Sudha Murty recounts in this book. From incredible example of generosity to the cruelest acts one can expect from men and women, she records everything with very humour and a directness that touches the heart.

First published in 2002, Wise and Other wise has sold over 30,000 copies in English and has been translated into all the major Indian languages. This received edition with a new story is sure to touch the hearts of many more readers and encourage them to evaluate their inner selves and the world around them with new eyes.

About the Author

She was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in North Karnataka. An M.Tech in computer Science, she teaches Computer Science to Postgraduate students. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written nine novels, four technical books, three travelogues, one collection of short stories and two collections of non fiction pieces, including How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over 150,000 copies. Wise and otherwise, originally published in English, is now available in Several Indian languages- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Bengali and Kashmiri

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements vii
Foreword ix
1 HONESTY COMES FROM THE HEART 1
2 ONE HUMAN FOIBLES 6
3 IN SAHYADRI HILLS, A LESSON IN HUMILITY 11
4 DEATH WITHOUT GRIEF 17
5 WHEN THE MOP COUNT DID NOT TALLY 23
6 AN OLD MAN'S AGELESS WISDOM 27
7 IN INDIA, THE WORST OF BOTH WORLDS 31
8 LIVING THROUGH CHANGE 37
9 WHEN TELEGRAMS WERE BAD 44
10 A MAN TOO CLEVER BY HALF 48
11 A BOND BETRAYED ON RAKHI DAY 54
12 A LESSON IN LIFE FROM A BEGGAR 58
13 FORGETTING OUR OWN HISTORY 62
14 CAUSE, THEN CURE 67
15 STOVE BURSTS OR DOWRY DEATHS
16 IDEALISTS AT TWENTY, REALISTS AT FORTY 78
17 WHAT IS A RED-LEETER DAY? A HOLIDAY 82
18 ONCE UPON A TIME, LIFE WAS SIMPLE 87
19 POWERFUL POLITICIANS AND UNSUNG DONORS 92
20 WRETCHED OF THE EARTH 96
21 SALAAM NAMASTE 101
22 A WEDDING TO REMEMBER 106
23 INSENSITIVITY INDEX 109
24 TO SIR WITH LOVE 113
25 PAY OR I'LL COMMIT SUICIDE 116
26 NOT ALL'S WRONG WITH THE NEXT GENERATION 118
27 THINK POSITIVE, BE HAPPY 121
28 LIGHT AS MANY CANDLES AS POSSIBLE 124
29 WOMAN WITH A MIND 127
30 THE IT DIVIDE 130
31 WHERE THERE'S A Will 134
32 CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE 137
33 THE PRICE OF JEALOUSY 141
34 THE TRUTH ABOUT WOMEN 144
35 A LIFE WITH DIGNITY 147
36 ON COLUMN WRITING 149
37 THE NOBEL PRIZE 152
38 UNWED MOTHERS 155
39 ALLIANCES INVITED 158
40 WILLING CANDIDATE 162
41 SORRY, THE LINE IS BUSY 164
42 BE FAIR TO OTHERS 167
43 BONDED BY BISLERI 170
44 BAHUT KUCH HOTA HAI 176
45 OH TEACHER, I SALUTE THEE 181
46 TREAT ME AS HUMAN 187
47 AN UNKNOWN BENEFACTORY FROM CHENNAI 194
48 LIFE IS AN EXAMINATION 199
49 MY MONEY, YOUR MONEY 204
50 IS LIFE FAIR? 210
51 THREE BRIGHT YOUNG MEN 214

Wise and Otherwise: A Salute of Life

Item Code:
IDH500
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Edition:
2006
Publisher:
Penguin Books
ISBN:
0143062220
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7.8" X 5.2"
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220
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A man dumps his seventy year old father in an old age home 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 as she is dying. These are just some of the poignant and thought-provoking stories about people from all over the country that Sudha Murty recounts in this book. From incredible example of generosity to the cruelest acts one can expect from men and women, she records everything with very humour and a directness that touches the heart.

First published in 2002, Wise and Other wise has sold over 30,000 copies in English and has been translated into all the major Indian languages. This received edition with a new story is sure to touch the hearts of many more readers and encourage them to evaluate their inner selves and the world around them with new eyes.

About the Author

She was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in North Karnataka. An M.Tech in computer Science, she teaches Computer Science to Postgraduate students. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written nine novels, four technical books, three travelogues, one collection of short stories and two collections of non fiction pieces, including How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over 150,000 copies. Wise and otherwise, originally published in English, is now available in Several Indian languages- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Bengali and Kashmiri

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements vii
Foreword ix
1 HONESTY COMES FROM THE HEART 1
2 ONE HUMAN FOIBLES 6
3 IN SAHYADRI HILLS, A LESSON IN HUMILITY 11
4 DEATH WITHOUT GRIEF 17
5 WHEN THE MOP COUNT DID NOT TALLY 23
6 AN OLD MAN'S AGELESS WISDOM 27
7 IN INDIA, THE WORST OF BOTH WORLDS 31
8 LIVING THROUGH CHANGE 37
9 WHEN TELEGRAMS WERE BAD 44
10 A MAN TOO CLEVER BY HALF 48
11 A BOND BETRAYED ON RAKHI DAY 54
12 A LESSON IN LIFE FROM A BEGGAR 58
13 FORGETTING OUR OWN HISTORY 62
14 CAUSE, THEN CURE 67
15 STOVE BURSTS OR DOWRY DEATHS
16 IDEALISTS AT TWENTY, REALISTS AT FORTY 78
17 WHAT IS A RED-LEETER DAY? A HOLIDAY 82
18 ONCE UPON A TIME, LIFE WAS SIMPLE 87
19 POWERFUL POLITICIANS AND UNSUNG DONORS 92
20 WRETCHED OF THE EARTH 96
21 SALAAM NAMASTE 101
22 A WEDDING TO REMEMBER 106
23 INSENSITIVITY INDEX 109
24 TO SIR WITH LOVE 113
25 PAY OR I'LL COMMIT SUICIDE 116
26 NOT ALL'S WRONG WITH THE NEXT GENERATION 118
27 THINK POSITIVE, BE HAPPY 121
28 LIGHT AS MANY CANDLES AS POSSIBLE 124
29 WOMAN WITH A MIND 127
30 THE IT DIVIDE 130
31 WHERE THERE'S A Will 134
32 CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE 137
33 THE PRICE OF JEALOUSY 141
34 THE TRUTH ABOUT WOMEN 144
35 A LIFE WITH DIGNITY 147
36 ON COLUMN WRITING 149
37 THE NOBEL PRIZE 152
38 UNWED MOTHERS 155
39 ALLIANCES INVITED 158
40 WILLING CANDIDATE 162
41 SORRY, THE LINE IS BUSY 164
42 BE FAIR TO OTHERS 167
43 BONDED BY BISLERI 170
44 BAHUT KUCH HOTA HAI 176
45 OH TEACHER, I SALUTE THEE 181
46 TREAT ME AS HUMAN 187
47 AN UNKNOWN BENEFACTORY FROM CHENNAI 194
48 LIFE IS AN EXAMINATION 199
49 MY MONEY, YOUR MONEY 204
50 IS LIFE FAIR? 210
51 THREE BRIGHT YOUNG MEN 214
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