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Prasad

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Unputdownable

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Reviewed: 02-04-21

One country brands him a traitor but another calls him a hero and a savior of the world that averted a nuclear war.. Whatever the perspective, you got to admire this double agent not just for what he did but also for what he is.. Amazing reading by the author.

Bewitching tale

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-21

Michael wood takes us on long arcs of the precursors of Indian (includes Pakistan, Afghanistan) civilization. Told with love for the country and what it truly represents. The he way he intersperses the past with the present shows how much has changed while so much else has not... On to his book on China which helped me discover this book.

A true env disaster. Shun synthetic dyes!

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-21

Amazing story of grit and unrelenting drive by some of the town's residents put an end to the slow poison administered by Ceiba geigy (Novartis) and union carbide (Dow chemicals) to the town over 4 decades through their extremely toxic waste generated by their ambitious synthetic dye manufacturing. At the end, town's claims did not get vindicated in the courts as cancer causation could not be proved clearly enough. Tedious at times just as the saga had been to the town perhaps. Meanwhile, corporate greed and apathy continue to rule as they move their poison machine to developing countries..

An eye opener!

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Reviewed: 27-02-21

Slavery.. Jim Crow.. Mass incarceration...same Racial injustice.. Different avatars.. Very fiercely, forcefully and cogently written and narrated. Lot of true legal cases and historical evidence.

Unexpectedly profound

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Reviewed: 24-02-21

A story .. Well written and narrated. A non-clichéd, honest and balanced true story. Motivated me to write my own one day. Bolstered my belief that one should not refrain from turning any stone that you may encounter, for you know not what life-changing thing you may find under it!

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Breathtaking and Audacious

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Reviewed: 11-02-21

It is a story of grit and hope.. To find a cure for majority of cystic fibrosis through venture philanthropy, high technology and highly driven and tough professionals. It connected a lot of dots for me regarding precision medicine and personalized medicine coming into vogue now.. It's technical at times (which i enjoyed) and runs like a thriller.

A story that needs to be heard!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-21

The fact that we bring our mindsets into anything we pursue is undeniable. This is a story developed ground up from the personal interviews with mridangam maker wizards and artists. It reveals the caste lines and how they turn into prejudices in these artist interactions with makers. Sometimes, makers themselves perpetuate it. Reading is good.. He tried hard with Tamil lines. But mutilated basic Sanskrit words. It's a shame that TMK or his editor didn't catch it before approving it for release.

Honest history

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Reviewed: 06-01-21

Very easy to read though long.. Honest introspection and amazing language and story telling. Must read for anyone who is remotely connected to united States.. I. E. All! It's a bonus that the man himself has read it.. With skill and ease, as always

A story like no other

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Reviewed: 04-11-20

Superlative reading performance.. Exquisite writing.. Uplifting and sensitive story... A true story that is worth reading and re-reading

Mystical adventure

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Reviewed: 28-10-20

A nerve wracking voyage reveals oneness of existence in mystical ways.. Once and for all time