Between you and me – Fight to Social Moksha by Atul Khanna
My Ratings- 4/5 stars
Genre- Non fiction
A young soul trapped in an old body.
A ticking clock slower than time.
Can this be the ironic destiny of 600 million bright and young Indians? Are we born free and yet trapped by our circumstances?
Between You and Me is a conversation that makes the reader ponder about the much-needed transformational changes for the twenty-first century. Why should we get up to act only when we are pushed to the corner? After all, a stitch in time saves nine. Could it be that the parameters of economics, administration, democracy, and social and political constitutions were all ideated and executed for another era? Will tinkering with these institutions help or are fresh ideas needed?
Encompassing an extensive discussion and analysis of what comprise our society-government, economy, education, healthcare, science, technology and so on-this book gives the reader a holistic view of India and helps in deriving solution-oriented ideas for a new societal design and structure which will ensure a thriving democracy. It presents the hope and aspiration of an ancient society that wants to break through the colonial legacy and land safely into the future. It is a gripping petition with operating models for redefining the citizen’s role-from the audience to the hero-which, if implemented, would bring societal moksha of peace, power and prosperity.
⚫️ The book is divided into three parts.
⚫️ Chapter one has story and it’s interpretation of author like historical characters such as Karna and Eklavya. And I must say I agree to many levels as the interpretation of the author.
⚫️ Chapter two is about political personalities. Author has included many from Neheru to Jinnah and from Indira to Narendra Modi. About work they performed, their good and bad sides also. It was really interesting and I enjoyed reading about them.
⚫️ I loved the concept “India to become more Indian.” And the story “a monarch wished for 5000 wives.“
⚫️ Part two covers governance model that includes topics such as Lokpal and corruption. And majorly economic system.
⚫️ Author has included wide range of topics such as politics, banks and economic system, judiciary system including Supreme Court, Income tax, FDI in retail and insurance, Agriculture, healthcare, Education, Science, media, social laws, technology etc.
My favourite quotes –
⚫️ For Narendra Modi author has written “ We don’t have a new car, but we have a new driver.”
⚫️”Nehru thought in English while Modi thinks in Hindi or Gujarati.” This will help common man in may ways.
⚫️ Well written and unique concept.
⚫️ Good use of vocabulary and language.
⚫️ I rarely like non fiction work and definitely I loved this one.
⚫️ Wide range of topics covered.
⚫️ And definitely I liked the opinion of the author on all these topics.
⚫️ I really appreciate opinion and mentality or we can say thought process of the author and we majority people should read and develop such to bring change in our country. Rather than blindly following rumours, news or social media publicity.
⚫️ Well explained concepts and to write this author has well studied everything. That is definitely being reflected in the book.
⚫️I loved the practical examples and also the examples given based on stories with moral.
⚫️ Language and concepts are written so beautifully that definitely made me high.
⚫️ I would love to reread and understand concept thoroughly. Because it’s so well written and deep that I might have missed few things in the first attempt.
⚫️ I recommend this to every Indian citizens to make them aware the current scenario, where we are lacking and definitely to take ideas from this to make India better place.
⚫️ Must Read.
“I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset” to https://rakhijayashankar.blogspot.in