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The Great Indian Obsession: The Untold Story of India's Engineers Paperback – Import, 30 Nov 2015
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1. The content has been written after too much research.
2. Facts have been provided and the sources are also mentioned from where these facts are picked up.
3. Not only the problems but the solutions have also been provided.
4. The analysis of the issues has been of very high level. Anyone with even a small level of thinking is going to like the content.
5. The presentation is extremely nice. You will not face any issue in understanding.
6. The language of the text is also very simple. Even a person with a very average level of English can understand this book.
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Final comments- Purchase it and read it. Don't think even twice before buying it. This book worth every penny you are paying.
A book with very well researched facts and figures.
Hope it is an eye opener to the parents who feel that becoming an engineer will grow horns to hang cash on.
Loved the comparison to many English movies.
Hope the author also writes on the other Indian Obsession which is The Big Fat Indian Wedding.
Let me make it clear right now that this book isn't some random rant on engineering. This book is full of facts, well put together.
Being an Engineering student, I can relate to every single word of this book! It felt like I was living the two years of my intermediate all over again!
If you are an engineering student you probably know half of what is in this book. This book isn't something that tells you unknown facts. What it does is connect those little dots that you've missed! What it tells you is "why and how on earth did you end up becoming an engineer" and don't tell me you haven't wondered and brainstormed about it!
I should also mention that I had this silly bet with my family that if the words "HC VERMA" or "RD SHARMA" or "O P TANDON" are in this book, I'd buy them a chocolate. I was a little shocked that R D Sharma and O P Tandon didn't make it to this book. What surprised me the most is the mention of Narayana and Chaitanya. And their comparision to Pepsi and Coca Cola was the best way to put it. Growing up as a student of Narayana, I swear that there is no exaggeration here.
The best part about this book, to me, was that it was true. It was absolutely honest and the most relatable book I've read. If you were sent to coaching institutes, if you ever dreamt of getting into IITs or NITs and if you chose engineering because 'what else' then trust me.. you need to read this book. No! It won't inspire you to urgently do something with your life.. what it will do is that it'll make you realise that you are not alone. It will show you how not getting into IITs is not the end of the world and how crazy our country is when it comes to engineering.
I don't know what I expected when I started reading this book but I do know now that deciding to buy and read this book was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I am not even going to lie, the honesty of this book made me teary eyed. And just when I thought it couldn't get more real, this guy pops out talking about reservations and honest to god I had to try and stop myself from crying.
On the whole, this book is a well written, fun but serious note on the current state of Indian students. (Let's be honest! There isn't much of a difference left between calling them Engineers and calling Indian students.)
Kudos to the author for being able to present things as what and how they are and not rubbing his own opinions on to the readers. That is one hell of a task and you did it excellently!
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I liked how the adhi pulled the resources and narrated the facts ,reality and history.
I shall pass the book to closed ones who shall start a new family life ahead.