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Reviewed in India on 29 April 2020
'Three Thousand Stitches' is my first read by Sudha Murthy. Although i have heard a lot about her and had also watched some of her interviews, but i haven't got a chance to read any of her books yet. Her simple and elegant demeanour has really impressed me, i remember how awestruck i was when i got to know her academic qualification followed by the impressive works she has done. She is a very exuberant woman who i truly believe is a perfect example of the famous saying 'simple living, high thinking'.

This is a short story book consisting of eleven true stories of her personal life. She has shared some notable experiences of her life, something she thought, would help people to get a better look into her upbringing and the place she has hailed from. Starting from her education, she explained the stigma attached to the engineering stream and how challenging it was for to become the first girl in her town who has opted the science stream and dared to spend the four years of her life in a college of 499 boys. Being the only girl in the entire college, it was initially tough to survive but her resilience and the unshakeable determination has made it possible. One of the stories was solely dedicated to the spiritual capital of India, Varanasi (Kashi) and it's profound religious sentiments.

The best part about her book is that her stories are vividly expressing the honesty with which it has been written down. Every chapter is a part of her life which articulates her thoughts and perspective towards life as a whole. The one chapter where she has shared her flight incident showed the widely-spread mindset we are living in and her aversion to such mentality has perhaps compelled her to share that with all the readers. I also like the one in which her entire day at Infosys has been elaborated. The language was very easy and the stories are really interesting which could boost one's courage and willpower. Every story has some moral lessons which could be inculcated for a better life. A perfect and easy book for anyone who wants to begin reading as well as those who wants to find the real meaning of a life-fully-lived.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An honest read.
By Ananya on 29 April 2020
'Three Thousand Stitches' is my first read by Sudha Murthy. Although i have heard a lot about her and had also watched some of her interviews, but i haven't got a chance to read any of her books yet. Her simple and elegant demeanour has really impressed me, i remember how awestruck i was when i got to know her academic qualification followed by the impressive works she has done. She is a very exuberant woman who i truly believe is a perfect example of the famous saying 'simple living, high thinking'.

This is a short story book consisting of eleven true stories of her personal life. She has shared some notable experiences of her life, something she thought, would help people to get a better look into her upbringing and the place she has hailed from. Starting from her education, she explained the stigma attached to the engineering stream and how challenging it was for to become the first girl in her town who has opted the science stream and dared to spend the four years of her life in a college of 499 boys. Being the only girl in the entire college, it was initially tough to survive but her resilience and the unshakeable determination has made it possible. One of the stories was solely dedicated to the spiritual capital of India, Varanasi (Kashi) and it's profound religious sentiments.

The best part about her book is that her stories are vividly expressing the honesty with which it has been written down. Every chapter is a part of her life which articulates her thoughts and perspective towards life as a whole. The one chapter where she has shared her flight incident showed the widely-spread mindset we are living in and her aversion to such mentality has perhaps compelled her to share that with all the readers. I also like the one in which her entire day at Infosys has been elaborated. The language was very easy and the stories are really interesting which could boost one's courage and willpower. Every story has some moral lessons which could be inculcated for a better life. A perfect and easy book for anyone who wants to begin reading as well as those who wants to find the real meaning of a life-fully-lived.
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