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Two years of Science in school -> Four years of Engineering in an IIT -> MBA from an Ivy-League B-School -> $$$

This is the chain reaction which Ashwin parents, teachers and society at large have planned for him and this young man with powerful ideas finds himself at a crossroads where he must choose between proving himself to family and friends and living a life w
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Paperback, 319 pages
Published July 21st 2013 by Leadstart Publishing
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Arun Singh
I may be incorrect, given the limited number of books I've read, in saying that perhaps not many books have been written on the subject and time frame that 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier?' is based on. But I won't hesitate for a moment in stating that Anirudh has done a marvelous job in recreating the world that has been phenomenal in shaping our lives, thoughts and relations - the world of our late years at school. The book takes us back to the time when words such as 'exams', 'crush', ...more
Arnav
Jul 07, 2014 Arnav rated it really liked it
When I first read Anirudh's blogposts back in college, I was impressed by the flair in his writing and the choice of words. That is something I continue to admire even to this day. The guy has only consistently improved over time.

The Steadfast Tin soldier is a marvelous first person account of the events almost all of us have been through in high school. The close knit 'gang', the loathsome bully, the inquisitive padhaku, the favourite teacher and the debilitating damsel - all of them make their
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Abhiram C
Aug 26, 2013 Abhiram C rated it it was amazing
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Anirudh Arun.

Perfect combo with a cup of chai and a basket full of memories


This book was a recommendation by a friend who I have always respected and admired for his perspective. As I sat reading this book, I found the characters coming to life in front of my eyes. The dramatist that i am (or the little I know), I could connect with Ashwin (the protagonist), instantly. As i continued reading, I could point out instances where I felt that the author has probably writ
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Maanasa Krishnan
May 09, 2015 Maanasa Krishnan rated it really liked it
When I found this book on the racks of a library, little did I know that I would really like it as this is a story that most of us could connect to. So much so, that one can actually relive the memories of their later years of school.

Few parts of the book will make you get the feeling that the author has penned down the instances that we have experienced in our own lives. One can find oneself smiling at the humorous and simple dialogues and phrases that have been used. The more we read, the more
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Anshika Singh
As a fiction lover, I will not say that I enjoyed reading The Steadfast tin Soldier more a lot because I didn't . May be because I was looking for more drama and filmy emotions in the book, which I usually expect from new writers.
Anirudh did a great job in keeping the character together, one can relate Ashwin to his or her classmate. I just hope that's not Anirudh's own story.
Writing is good but story could have been less serious and more fun.
Karthik Ramakrishnan
Mar 03, 2015 Karthik Ramakrishnan rated it really liked it
A classmate's brother is the author, which is the reason I picked up this book. I finished it in a jiffy. It was a relatable tale and was gripping for most part. Particularly, some bits struck me deep enough to read them again. Overall, an enjoyable read.

3.5/5

PS: I shall come back some time in the future to pen down a more detailed review.
Anirudh
Sep 03, 2013 Anirudh rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Disclaimer: I know the author personally.

If you bothered reading the acknowledgements, I'm the "Ramcha" he speaks of. Reading this book brought back memories of my high school experience as Anirudh has sprinkled fictionalized versions of some of our high school experiences along the book. While that isn’t the focus, it’s definitely there somewhere.

The first thing that struck me was that he’s become completely at ease with the first person memoir form of writing. The language gets flowery in plac
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Giridaran
Sep 05, 2013 Giridaran rated it it was amazing
I have read some books so far, and through the best of them have always had this one great feeling. Empathy with some character brings out the depth of every story. With this book I can safely say I found another one of those treasures. By the end of the book one will definitely want to talk to Ashwin , share his views and just simply hangout with a friend maybe. So great going, Anirudh Arun, keep writing books like these and thanks again for helping know such an interesting guy.

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Back in 1989, when Anirudh was born in a small hospital in Hyderabad, his parents determined that he would live the life of a nomad. In the years that followed, he was granted the privilege of living in several cities including Bengaluru, Nagpur, Chennai, Muscat, Dubai, Goa and New Delhi. Having finished his schooling in Chennai in 2007, he went on to graduate in Chemical Engineering from the ...more
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