Saturday, June 23, 2012

I HAVE A DREAM

This is the book I am reading. Its written by Rashmi Bansal.It is inspiring story of 20 social entrepreneurs who found new ways to solve old problems. Its very inspiring and soul lifting to see so many people with so much passion.It makes one feel the confidence in the basic goodness of mankind and good in life. Though all of them inspire you, but some more than the others , specially to me they are...

Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh shauchalay...He tried to bring change in such a basic need of humans and nobody thought of that earlier and what hurdles he faced and endures so much, but where there is a will there is a way.

Harish Hande..He founded Selco..solar energy project, making solar lights available in villages with no light, a man who studied in US, stayed in villages, did the fittings himself and lived ordinarily.

Dhruv Lakra..He founded Mirakle couriers with giving employment to deaf people.

Anshu Gupta: founder of Goonj..he is quite well known now.

Anand Kumar of Super 30 who not only coaches every year thirty students from poor family, but gives them lodging and food also..

Saloni malhotra..who founded Desi Crew.a village BPO

Ishita Khanna:promotes eco tourism and berry processing.

This book is a must read.

13 comments:

Sandhya said...

All the stories you have quoted sound interesting, Renu. Will check for the book, thank you!

Bikramjit said...

hmmmm seems to be a interesting book :)

Bikram's

ashok said...

will check it out.thanks renu

Irfanuddin said...

Good to see two people in the list here are from my own state Bihar, a place that is more known for all bad reasons...
thanks for shring....:)

Renu said...

Sandhya>Book has many more..

Bikram:..yes Bikram..very inspiring too..

ashok:..I hope too..

Irfanuddin.Bihar is a power house of talent..maximum no of people in IAS, max. no of intellectual filmmakers are from there only...and one thing that i like very much about Biharis is that they speak such a sweet and pure HIndi...

sm said...

book looks interesting

Renu said...

sm: its inspiring,

P.N. Subramanian said...

Interesting book it seems. Good and an apt review.

Renu said...

P.N.Subramanian: Thank you!I am unable to write long reviews.

rahul aggarwal said...

ma'm, if you find this interesting then you must checkout "i too had a dream" by Verghese Kurien .. a true inspirational blog and a lot better than 'i had a dream'

Renu said...

Rahul Aggarwal: woh Amul wale...is it a blog or book?

Dilip said...

Yeah me too am a fan of Rashmi Bansal starting from "Stay Foolish stay ...". If you too are nay I suggest her new book 'Poor Little Rich Slum' - its on Dharavi.

Cheers,
Dilip

Renu said...

Dilip: I am not her fan, this was her first book that I read, but now whenevr I see her name, I would be egar to read it.