Rubies in my Ears, is an inspirational story of a life filled with pain, loss, adventure, fun, love and eventual success. After majoring in Political Science, from St Xavier's College, Calcutta, but with no plans for the future, a chance meeting with a family friend takes Sanjiv to Tehran, Iran, with a promise of a glorious job and a glamorous life. Thus begins a journey of many twists and turns, and of life transforming experiences.
"The boy from Ranchi has come a long way. Son of a traditional Indian family, Sanjiv became a nomad at first cry. Staying all over the world in his endeavour to find his comfort zone, Sanjiv has written about his life experiences with utmost honesty. Sometimes embarrassing, sometimes momentous, sometimes painful, his journey has been a walk in search of his divinity. We studied together and reconnected after a gap of some thirty years. In between, Sanjiv had moved house to live in New Zealand and travel the globe. This book has been written in front of me, as his latest endeavour, near the waves of a beach in Goa. It's a must read to understand the makeup of the moving Indian. Indeed, the boy from Ranchi has come a long way!"
What an interesting story about culture, romance, and in Rubies in my Ears, Obsession to Success: Six Countries, Six Adventures. One Relentless Obsession: Success by Sanjiv T Lall. I haven't read work from this author before, and I enjoyed this story. I learned a lot about the culture, and Lall's life. It's a journey of wonder and traveling the globe, and also finding romance. Lall shares the journey of each of his travels, and in the beginning, he even admits it, he thought he was the smartest person in the world. It is a very well-written plot, and I enjoyed it. It’s one of those embraceable stories. The characters are so engrossing. This read is so engrossing that it brings you right in the middle of the story. This read is more than just words on a page, it's a journey about embracing the world. I liked how he connected with Sakshi. "By now Sakshi’s divorce had come through, and we were spending a considerable amount of time together. When Sakshi was nice, she was very nice. I was totally smitten by her, and in love with her. To be honest, I had never met anyone remotely like Sakshi. Her passion, her food, her verve for life; she had totally bowled me over." Rubies in my Ears is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. I look forward to reading many more titles by this author.