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Fifty vignettes showcase the myriad shades of human nature A man dumps his aged father in an old-age home after 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 from her deathbed. These are just some of the poignant and eye-opening stories about people from all over the country that Sudha Murty recounts in this book. From incredible examples of generosity to the meanest acts one can expect from men and women, she records everything with wry humour and a directness that touches the heart. First published in 2002, Wise and Otherwise has sold over 30,000 copies in English and has been translated into all the major Indian languages. This revised new edition is sure to charm many more readers and encourage them to explore their inner selves and the world around us with new eyes.

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    Very good

    Nice everyday stories . Simple illustrations from everyday life so effectively analyzed and documented .

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    Good collection of experiences, young generation must read. I loved the observations mentioned by Lekhika.

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    A life changing book

    The book is really good. The experiences of the writer make this book a worthy one. One can learn so many lessons of life from this one. This book definitely has the power to change the atitude of a person.

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