This book presents us with some of the very obvious, yet highly ignored defects in our system. What struck to me is that, It gives an entirely different perspective on why the system in our country is the way it is.. Every citizen in the country irrespective of the class, caste and Creed, we have conveniently convinced ourselves that we are entitled to every possible service without having to make an effort to earn it. We have always thought that we are at the receiving end. But we ignore who we are electing to be on the giving end. And the vicious cycle of blame - disappointment - ignorance continues until we decide to break it. The author reminds us of the fact that`Onus of good governance is ultimately as much on the governed as is on those who govern` It is time, that we commit to our fundamental duties before we fight for your constitutional rights!
This book by Dr. Balu presents a very balanced yet nuanced view of the Indian development sector. Dr. Balu's experiences and learnings on and off the field are really thought-provoking. He shares his perspectives and brushes with the political/bureaucratic system, with a related short story, making it a easy yet compelling read. Its a must for anyone who wants to understand the present social sector scenarios in India. Highly recommended!!
The book is very well written with a clear message on what development means to the Author based on his many experiences with the indigenous communities of India. His thoughts have been expressed very clearly and you can't help but understand his points by the time you finish the book. It is a very good read and I strongly suggest everyone read it.
Janasena Party Chief Pawan Kalyan posted about this book on his twitter account and I came to know about it. This book will really be an eye opener to many of us as it shows us a completely new perspective of development. The experiences of Mr. Balasubramaniam are not really alien but are quiet familiar to all of us and we all might've experienced such incidents in our own lives and circle. The only thing is we all forget about them and he remembered them. The whole point of this book is to make citizen participate in development which is the only way to make India into a developed country.