Friday, November 21, 2008

I have yet to read the book

And I'm already inspired.

After reading about Lilavati's daughters on Abi's blog, I had my dad buy me the book. He just received it from his friend in Bangalore and I got one of those 6 AM smses from him this morning: "Call when you can". I was asleep, then busy, then preoccupied with all that I have going on and decided to wait until I was in a better frame of mind to call him. He calls me in a couple hours..and says he hasn't put the book down since he got it in the afternoon, and can't wait to discuss it with me! His enthusiasm has traversed the trans-atlantic phone call and its such a pity I couldn't continue discussing it with him.
"Follow your dream", he said, "and don't let anything hold you back. Thats what this book is all about. I can't wait to send it to you- who can I send it with?"

The best way to start my day today.

Update: My dad has been having me call him and reading out parts of various awe-inspiring and very real stories from the book ever since. I think I am going to end up "reading" it via the phone before it gets here. :) Thanks, Abi. :)

9 comments:

Sakshi said...

Holy cow! You should have told me - I left the book with my SIL .. its simply wonderful. A must read.

ggop said...

Aw great! I wish Amazon had it.

sd said...

I will buy the book- Will be in India for a short vacation soon. Thanks!

Pipa said...

I just started reading it myself and I find some of the stories are amazing!

To every parent who tries to stop his/her daughter from getting into a career in science/going abroad to study further I would gift a copy if this book.

even 50/60 years ago, parents have been wiser than that. we just didn't know such folks existed!

Ms Taggart said...

I think I will go and ask Uncle to lend me that book.. and read it off and tell you all about it, before you can read.. :D

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

Sakshi,
My dad has been reading me bits and pieces of it ..book will be on its way soon. :) It is an awesome book indeed.

ggop,
Yeah, I guess your best bet would be to have someone buy it in India and send it to you.

sd,
Have a nice vacation in India. And yes, do get the book. It sounds great!

Pipa,
yeah, indeed very inspiring stories. I think it'll make a great gift to just about anyone..the stories are very real and very close to home.

Ms T,
he'll be glad to lend it to you..but its soon going to be on its way to me. :)

Ram Ramaswamy said...

Hi,

there is a post on the book at http://swblogs.blogspot.com/2008/11/lilavatis-daughters.html

with links on how to buy it online. Not on Amazon, but on Scholars without Borders...

Pipa said...

Here you go:
http://www.hindu.com/lr/2009/04/05/stories/2009040550160400.htm

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