RESIDENCY ROAD:The week started with a great buzz of excitement among cricket fans and book lovers in the city as they attended the book launch of 50 Not Out! at Sapna Book House on Residency Road. Cricket enthusiasts, who have been enthralled by the team’s consecutive victories in the ongoing World Cup, were eagerly looking forward to glean life lessons from the sport, at the book launch. At the event, Harimohan Paruvu, writer of India’s first cricket novel, chief guest and legendary cricketer Javagal Srinath and renowned author Anita Nair, read excerpts and shared their insights on the book and how readers can apply the learnings from the sport in their personal lives.
50 Not Out! was an engrossing read for Javagal Srinath and he communicated how the book throws light on management, teamwork, strategy and leadership and how these qualities can empower everyone in their life.
The book, authored by an accomplished cricketer of his time, when he played for Hyderabad, is the culmination of his personal experiences and encounters with the game. The book does not just leave you with problems to relate to but also provides solutions. This makes it a good read, with an appeal that cuts across geographies and demographics.
According to Paresh Shah, CEO, Sapna Book House, “This is a book that everybody can relate to. Even if one’s technical understanding of the sport is limited, it will not obstruct the learnings you can take away, because the author, Harimohan Paruvu has simplified the context in a way that everyone can follow it. We are happy to be the preferred partners for the launch of this book in the city and wish that the book proves to be a huge success among the city’s book lovers.”
The author of the book Harimohan Paruvu was happy with the overwhelming response and said, “I want to thank Sapna Book House for being the launch platform for my book in Bengaluru. The book was to demonstrate the essence of how sporting careers can be huge lessons to be better personalities in real life too. I am very excited about this book and hope that everyone will enjoy reading it as much as I had fun penning it down.”
Both guests at the event were seen enjoying the anecdotal humour and the energy of the writing.
When asked about how he felt after reading the book, Javagal Srinath said,“I could immediately relate myself to the events mentioned in the book and have a lot to take back.” Anita Nair liked the way the author has drawn parallels between the sport and real life incidents and commended him for bringing a larger perspective to the game for not just the sportsmen but also for the common man.
The book is available at all outlets of Sapna Book House.