Wise and Otherwise, A Salute to Life by Sudha Murthy

Wise and Otherwise, A Salute to Life is another collection of short stories by Sudha Murthy, a philanthropist, writer and social worker. The book is based on her observations and encounters with various people from different walks of life, such as politicians, celebrities, farmers, teachers, students, doctors, lawyers and more. The book is divided into six sections, each representing a theme or a lesson that Murthy learned from her experiences.

The book is a must-read for anyone who wants to gain insights into the human nature and the society. Murthy writes each story with clarity, simplicity and wisdom. She also adds a personal touch to each story by sharing her thoughts and feelings at the end. She does not judge or preach, but rather invites the readers to reflect and learn from the stories.

Some of the stories that stand out in the book are:

  • The Red Rice Granary: A moving story of how Murthy helped a poor farmer named Basavaraj to save his crop from being destroyed by a corrupt politician.
  • The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: A shocking story of how Murthy discovered the truth behind a seemingly generous gesture of a rich man who offered milk to poor children every day.
  • The Bond of Love: A heartwarming story of how Murthy adopted a stray dog named Goopi and how he became a part of her family.
  • The Girl in the Mirror: A haunting story of how Murthy met a young girl named Shalini who suffered from a rare genetic disorder that made her age prematurely.
  • The Joy of Giving: A uplifting story of how Murthy witnessed the generosity and kindness of a poor rickshaw driver who donated his earnings to a temple.

Wise and Otherwise, A Salute to Life is a book that will make you smile, cry and think. It will also inspire you to be more compassionate, humble and grateful. It is a book that salutes the life in all its diversity and complexity.

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Wise and Otherwise, A Salute to Life by Sudha Murthy