A young soul trapped in an old body.
A ticking clock slower than time.
Can this be the ironic destiny of 600 million bright and young Indians? Are we born free and yet trapped by our circumstances?
Between You and Me is a conversation that makes the reader ponder about the much-needed transformational changes for the twenty-first century. Why should we get up to act only when we are pushed to the corner? After all, a stitch in time saves nine. Could it be that the parameters of economics, administration, democracy, and social and political constitutions were all ideated and executed for another era? Will tinkering with these institutions help or are fresh ideas needed?
Encompassing an extensive discussion and analysis of what comprise our society-government, economy, education, healthcare, science, technology and so on-this book gives the reader a holistic view of India and helps in deriving solution-oriented ideas for a new societal design and structure which will ensure a thriving democracy. It presents the hope and aspiration of an ancient society that wants to break through the colonial legacy and land safely into the future. It is a gripping petition with operating models for redefining the citizen’s role-from the audience to the hero-which, if implemented, would bring societal moksha of peace, power and prosperity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
Atul Khanna is a risk-taking, self-taught entrepreneur who is connecting people, cultures and technology, often ahead of its time. He has built enterprises in manufacturing, engineering, machine vision, life sciences and now education by building an Indian-European knowledge corridor over the years. He lives a quiet, joyous life with his family and friends in Pune, India, and travels to Europe for work.
MY REVIEW :
“Between You and Me” – Flight To Societal Moksha is an interesting read. The blurb of the book is enough to arouse interest in one’s mind. The cover of the book is perfect and wonderfully designed. Last but not the least the title says it all.
The book is divided into three parts. Not only per part is important in itself but all the sub parts is important and interesting to read. The book starts with Eklavya and Karna from ancient India. The author has very well explained the need to establish fair opportunity. Moving forward, the author presents teaching from past few years highlighting Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Ambedkar, Indira Gandhi, Jinnah and he moved forward highlighting about the present day leaders like Narendra Modi. The writer provides the structure that is needed. While reading I could just agree to many more points the author has provided. After few chapters, the author talks about equality. The second part of the book talks about administration, case of Jammu and Kashmir and economy of the country. In the last part of the book the author talks about the actual song of India for him is ‘Hanuman Chalisa’. The author ends the book leaving the readers in the state of imagination.
This was the first time when I was reading book of this genre. This book proved to arouse my interest in such genres. I came to know about many facts which were unknown to me. Overall, it was surely a lengthy read. I took three days to complete the book but after finishing I realized that the book was worthy all the time. Recommending it to all those who are interested in knowing in deep about the country.