THOSE WERE THE DAYS

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I get frustrated when I hear my own people criticizing India. I feel sad when I realize that more than half of the Indian population is unaware of what we have achieved in the recent past. It is unfortunate that we seniors along with the government have jointly failed to make our younger generation know how great this country is. We teach them about Ramayana, Mahabharata and few selected leaders during the independence movement. Wename all our new schemes after one or two leaders as if they were the only ones who did everything. India is more than just few leaders. India has been a movement which assimilates everything which comes intocontact with it and it is people who live here who make it happen. The last fifty years have seen tumultuous changes world over. These have had vibrations in India as well.
Let us re-live these years.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

N. S. Raviholds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and has had a distinguished and chequered career in senior positions in public and private sector enterprises dealing in jewellery, infrastructure and textiles and apparel in Europe, Africa and India. He speaks Tamil, Hindi, English and French. Ravi is married and has two children. ‘Those Were the Days’ is his debut non-fiction work.
He can be reached at nuranisravi@yahoo.co.uk

MY REVIEW :

” THOSE WERE THE DAYS “ by N.S Ravi talks about those days which was around fifty years ago. The cover of the book was simple yet beautiful.The author has very described each incident and place. We must not forget each journey too. We always complain that India is just a developing country, but if we observe closely, India is a developed country. One just needs to re think after seeing the positive sides and achievments of this country.  I have read many books but I found this one unique. Now a days, where whole crowd focuses on two three genres,he came with a different interesting genre. The main drawback of our country is, our country is loved by foreigners but we the people who live in this country, whose motherland is India keep on criticising. We keep on seeing and expressing negative sides only. This book should be read by everyone but specially by all teenagers as the teenagers are the one who talk bad about the country where they are born. The fault is not of teenagers,  the fault is they don’t know about their country.
I am sure, ” Those were the days” ,will change the prescription of most of the people when they finished this book.

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The author has done a tremendous job as he has observed every part and aspects every keenly. Honestly,I enjoyed each part of the book. Rather it was Air Travels or it was Galli Games or Teacher and School or Music. The author has put emphasis on gadgets too. The author shared his first personal mobile phone experience. I loved reading all the parts.

” LIFE IS A JOURNEY,  WE ARE JOINED BY MANY AT THE START AND SLOWLY ONE BY ONE GET DOWN AT THEIR RESPECTIVE DESTINATIONS. ”

Where we people know  Dr. Kalam as Missile Man , the author shares a living experience with Dr. Kalam. Reading the last part of the book, ” MY INDIA” , I salute the author.

Truly, if I would also be there, I would not have left that country and return to India. But the author did marvellous job returning to India as he did not wanted to lose his INDIAN identity. One must not forget Mr. M.S.Swaminathan and Mr. Kurien who did wonders in their fields.

Last but not the least, this line brought a very big smile on my face.

” WE INDIAN CALL OUR COUNTRY MOTHER INDIA. MANY OF US BELIEVE IN REBIRTH. I WISH AND PRAYER THAT IF I AM REBORN, I SHOULD BE BORN TO THE SAME MOTHER – MOTHER INDIA. ”

I loved the writing style of the author. It was simple and easy to understand. I thank N.S Ravi Sir for writing this book because of he had not written, I would have missed knowing some awesome stories of my country.

RATING : 4.9/5

ORDER THE BOOK FROM :
http://www.amazon.in/Those-Were-Days-N-Ravi/dp/9352013050

Nidhi

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