Since it’s November and many people is dedicating it to reading non fiction if you don’t read it and read more non fiction if you already read it I though I start my first post with two short reviews
Sudha Murthy according to Wikipedia is Indian engineer, teacher, philanthropist and writer in Kannada and English. Murthy began her professional career as a computer scientist and engineer. She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation.
She is also one of the most prolific authors I have ever read and this two book tells two personal stories she faced in her life.
The first one is The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk which tells our author story as she visited the State of Odisha which although is poor but have rich and beautiful natural sights.
As she went there to check up on the new school she funded for the villagers a huge rainfall started and she was forced to stay in one of the villagers hut, the hut family although they were poor tried to give her food and tea but the author thinking she might burden the family but after initial refusal for tea the family offered her milk which started a family argument and how in some families things we consider very normal and cheap can be highly expensive and hard to get like Milk
the other one tells our author story as she was boarding the train and how she saved one runaway girl who was hiding beneath her chair from the ticket collector and how this kind gesture saved this girl life and changed it for the better
, she said, ‘Akka, if you hadn’t helped me, I don’t know where I would have been today—maybe a beggar, a prostitute, a runaway child, a servant in someone’s house … or I may even have committed suicide. You changed my life. I am ever grateful to you.
kindness can really change someone lives for the better