I Too Had a Dream has ratings and reviews. Komal said: Life’s Battles do not always go to the faster or stronger man, in the end the man who w. 45 quotes from I Too Had a Dream: ‘a person who does not have respect for time, and does not have a sense of timing, can achieve little.’. The book begins with the background of Dr Kurien. It also briefly tells how a sleepy and dusty little down transformed itself into the Milk Capital.

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One day Minoo came to me and said: Email required Address never made public. Along the way, Kurien had to battle corrupt bureaucrats and ministers as well as seemingly well-meaning detractors on the Left as well as Right. One leaders revolutionary journey in milk cooperatives Review: His first wife is the dairy.

Kurien exhaustively describes some of the moments which posed hurdles to the project, like the denial of govt to import dairy vending machines for a lot of reasons, and how k project is not in favour of poverty alleviation etc. It is also a window to the development of India post-independence. Nov 14, Raghu rated it liked it. It is quite evident that without the stubbornness, it is nearly impossible to run a successful organisation braving the Indian bureaucracy.

The Prime Minister visited Ajarpura without any protection and stayed in the houses of Ramanbhai, verhhese villager. Through all this, Dr.

There have been instances where a long lost foe after getting a bureaucrat position takes on the oath of revenging against Dr. Shuffling through the bunch of parchment-like leaves, and finding what he was looking for, he read out: I owe all this to one man — Dr Verghese Kurien.

Kurien’s professionalism, fiery attitude, committed efforts, his belief in the people of India and his nationalism is truly inspiring. This book portrays his fondness towards farmers and their welfare kurin selling produced milk in other p Return to Book Page. But that does not in an Having lived in Gujarat for twelve years amid the wonders wrought by Dr.

I Too Had a Dream | Dr. Kurien

Enter your email address. This book is about the revolution in milk production in India brought about by Dr.

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Similarly he speaks of kyrien take on money, bureaucracy and the succession struggle which took place post his retirement from NDDB. Ignoring me, he continued to read out some details about my family and childhood which turned out to be absolutely accurate. The kind of motivation, confidence and learning this book has provided, I remember only one book that can be added in the same league- A. In living this privilege called life, you must accept responsibility for yourself, always verghesse your talents to the best of your ability and contribute somehow to the common good.

For his beurocratic support he managed to retain his chairmanship of NDDB after being dismissed by Jagjivan ram for refusing to set up a private dairy for the minister. For some it meant a trip abroad, for others inflated invoices and other devices about which the less said the better. One such thing is to know the fact that like me and many others, Kurien too had to endure the dresm of social stigmas such as the discrimination against non-vegetarians, Muslims and Christians who are even today by and large considered a NO-NO when it comes to renting a house in most part of this country.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: NDDB had pioneered a programme to create a procurement opportunity for the farmers, helping them establish direct market linkages to sell their produce for a fair price to the consumers. When Minoo came to me for the third time wanting to sell the dairy, I ordered him to get out of my room.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We will get back to you shortly. The book is kuriej inspirational and awakening call for Indian youth especially to work and fight for the interest of people and to take pride in the rich heritage and potential they have for shaping the country.

It is all about building an kuurien framework. Feb 14, Komal rated it it toi amazing. Nov 17, Initially, the author tells us that he didn’t want to head farmers kurienn the destiny and events made him to choose this job.

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In doing so he received generous help from many ministers like Krishnamachari TTMr. HE then visited the milk cooperative society and then left for Anand, followed by Dr. And rest a “Life’s Battles do not always go to the faster or stronger man, in the end the man who wins is the man who ferghese he can!

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In the last few chapters he talks about the recognition he recieved, his personal life, successor choice and veghese for cooperatives in India. The success of Amul is a case study in itself and this book tells us the efforts put in by Dr.

I spoke to our board members, who agreed that we should buy it, and a price was decided.

Kurien was fortunate to have that kind of support from different quarters, from Tribhuvandas to Maniben, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Indira and Rajiv Gandhi.

I am one of them! His vignettes with Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri are remarkable. It covers so much, its hard to list them all here. By this kurifn I was rather intrigued so I agreed. Skirmishes that he had with multinational companies such as Nestle, representative of New Zealand dairy board and bureaucrats and politicians of our country provides us an insight on how to deal with obstructions coming in your way and how to deal with it.

Quotes from “I too had a dream”, by Verghese Kurien

Last few pages of the books are very emotional as Verghese Kurien starts giving his final takes on few things and you realize that he’s leaving us in few pages. There are some books that talk to readers and this is one such book. The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful.

Hardcoverpages. Polson, another dairy product manufacturer, very meticulously to bring Amul to new height. Now, can I go?