"Can I have a Chocolate Milkshake?"
So, that’s my book, a (semi) Fiction based on a ‘True’ story – ‘My’ story; an outcome of a long persistent effort over several years (bandwidth issues and stuff like that!). Blog post on the launch
Siddhant (my fictional name) starts his journey from the NDA days and traverses through the exciting life, with every 'day' at NDA (and IMA thereafter), molding the pliable mind into that of an ideal Officer. While many readers of my blog (link) would be aware of some of the twists and turns before and after my accident right up to IIM A, it would suffice to say that the book has elements of - Inspiration, Action, Humor, Tragedy, and (ahem!) Romance. Of course, the tone of the book is light, and not preachy at all :).
I hope everyone enjoys reading it, even more than I did (penning it down). Please let me know if you liked it (or even otherwise), and do share your reviews at Amazon (direct link), or Goodreads (direct link). You can look inside the book on the Amazon page (link).
Blurb from the back cover:
How would you feel if, one day, you wake up in a hospital to the faces of doctors and nurses? How would you react when you see your dreams shattering right in front of your eyes? And what would go through your mind when you’re barred from pursuing your passion? Crushed and devastated from within? Meet Lt. Siddhant, an epitome of courage and spirit, who woke up to all this one morning and yet remained composed, when told that his right arm has been amputated post a fateful accident. An average human would collapse, but Lt. Siddhant, an Indian Army officer asked, “Can I have a Chocolate Milkshake?”
This is the true-story of Lt. Siddhant, who when asked to shed his Olive Greens thereafter, goes on to build a successful career in the Corporate world and becomes an inspiration for many. But, how did he get there? How did he win his battle? “Can I have a Chocolate Milkshake” is a riveting tale of a man overcoming his limitations, fighting against all odds, and emerging as a winner.
Where my story first came on the web, back in Jan 2007. I continue to blog here once in a while, when there's a thought and bandwidth available :)
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