Wise and Otherwise by Sudha Murty
Simple, full of wisdom and crisp, the experiences penned by Sudha Murty will give you a new window to life.
Be it the story of her Mathematics Teacher who was a simpleton and lived a humble life or the sorry state of a old woman who was unfortunately struck with leprosy and did not even have a saree to drape herself. She was freezing naked in her hut and Sudha ma’am gifted her and many others in that area. What a blow on the face! And many such stories which revolve around simple incidents in our life. And, the lesson sketched from it is worth emulation.
The short stories [each story no longer than 4 pages] will leave you wiser. Tales about experiences sprinkled by her simple narration will leave you waiting for more.
The author has done nothing extraordinary with the anecdotes. The experiences itself are so strong that you will feel the power of it as you read it. Sudha ma’am has narrated them in first person and you feel she is sitting right beside you narrating her experiences and the lessons she has learnt from it.
One must not take life too seriously but then learning a lesson and imbibing it into your life will certainly make one wiser and empathetic towards others.
Having read 25 stories [of the 51] over a month, it took me some time to sit back and ponder on the issues and Sudha ma’am’s experiences. This is part 1 of the review. I will continue my review after I have completed the entire book.
..to be cont’d