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Can I Have a Chocolate Milkshake?

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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.

258 pages, Paperback

First published October 6, 2015

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Rajat Mishra

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Rajat Mishra is an Ex-Army Officer (Capt.), trained at the prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Military Academy (IMA). After an unfortunate accident during a Military course, he lost his right arm. Life however, did not come to a standstill. The fighter spirit ingrained into him from NDA days, helped in setting high targets, and he moiled through to success. He went on to complete his 2 year MBA from the esteemed Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A). Rajat has inspired many people over the years with his story, and continues to spread the positive vibes in this second-life.

Snippets of his story were covered by the media (NDTV, CNN IBN, TOI, etc.) and have been widely shared through his blog—Blog

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16 reviews8 followers
November 20, 2015
This book helps one realize the inner potential one could count on. It nurtures the self-confidence and never-say-never attitude. The USP of this book is its simple language and its capacity to inspire without being preachy. It is just a plain simple story of a common man who dealt with all that the life had to offer and managed to evolve as a successful individual. The fact that this is a real life account adds the necessary trust factor.

I felt the modesty of the author has interfered with communication of the determination one needs in order to achieve this. It is no easy feat to stay focused while in the middle of the puddle. It would have been lot more useful if there was special focus on the strategies employed to stay tuned. The NDA modified DNA helped Sidhanth but not everyone is fortunate enough.

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October 12, 2015
An amazing, engrossing, entertaining account of the indomitable spirit of an army man overcoming all odds. After reading the book, one truly believes that there is no limit to human enudurance. Despite the motivational element, at no point the book gets preachy or philosophical and remains breezy and light. Outstanding debut by the author, who at all points has a handle on the reader's mind and expertly engages everyone in his journey.

Beautiful, simple, straight from the heart and definitely a must read!!!
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October 17, 2015
Amazing story! I am really fortunate to come across this book. I too wanted to join the NDA many years back. The book is engrossing, interesting to go through the initial buildup and hard core awe inspiring. Kudos to you sir, you're a big role model for all of us. I'll definitely spread this around. Must read for everyone.
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January 21, 2016
if you have been seen the popular add of joining armed forces and felt motivated by it, then this is the book you must read. Author shares his ups and down in his life and brings out the importance to fight back when the odds are up against you. A very beautifully written true inspirational story of love, grit, determination and self motivation.
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December 2, 2016
Its a delicious chocolate milkshake

As a fan of army. I got a very delighted full details about army life. In the part of after disaster........it's a very inspirational story and make me to see the life in all at new way. Thank you for nice book....
3 reviews
June 9, 2016
Awesome read for a motivational change!

Must try if you want a change from your regular reading habbits
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September 30, 2017
A great read for an EXNDA who want to relive there days and think about beautiful old memories of academy. The author has mentioned his journey and how by sheer luck of fate he falls down, but he rises back and shows the world once a soldier always a soldier. The never dying spirit of the gentlemen, makes you motivated and do much more for your life
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November 19, 2018
Don't give up. Ever.

Interesting book that gives an idea about life at NDA, IMA and IIM-A. Also, a good example of 'never give up' attitude.
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May 11, 2019
Excellent read on army and mba

The author has written a great read on his experience in the army and during mba. A must read for any one interested.
December 29, 2021
Worth reading for every defence aspirant. A motivational story... And a perfect example of shit happens but life goes on.
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November 29, 2020
The book was a gift from a dear friend. She was reading it, and when I asked her if it was good, sent a copy to me immediately. Unfortunately, I have gone beyond books such as this. While the intentions were certainly good, my mind kept straying and I galloped on to the end. But I can see how the book will work for other people.
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February 2, 2020
A perfect book for defence aspirants. It is a journey of a boy who fullfilled his dream of joining NDA and also overcomes himself from an accident which changed his life.
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