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Chalta Hai India: When ‘It’s Ok!’ is Not Ok

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India once commanded a massive 30 per cent share of the global GDP and led the world in most fields, but today the country sadly is a developing nation. People often attribute India's sluggish progress to the malaise called the Chalta Hai ('It's okay', 'Let it be') attitude, but not everyone agrees with that presupposition. Debates on the subject are often inconclusive and ...more
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Published October 18th 2018 by Bloomsbury India
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Vidhya Thakkar
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chalta Hai India: When ‘It’s Ok!’ is Not Ok by Alpesh Patel is a wonderful book that tells about the Chalta Hai attitude ingrained in our DNA or is it just a bad habit which can be easily exterminated?

The book is divided into four parts, exploring, measuring, reasoning and the solution for the chalta hai attitude. The author has briefly explained the concept of chalta hai, how Jugaad keeps us away from growing because of chalta hai attitude. It’s a book that every citizen must read to bring chan
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Ruchi Patel
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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⚫The book is divided into four parts so I will be discussing the review according to the parts.
⚫ Part one is all about exploring the ‘It’s okay’ life. Part one is basically introduction of the book. Basically CH that means “Chalta Hai” approach, what is it, why and what is it’s impact etc. I found that part quite generalised but it was necessary to understand the concept of the book.
⚫ Part two is measuring the “Let it Be’ Menace. I like the writing style in that part and concepts chosen. That in
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Kinjal Parekh
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am very impressed by the extensive amount of research which has been put in this book!
If you are stereotyping that a non fiction books are boring after a point of time, let me tell you, this book is full of very interesting facts which we are unaware of.
Of course, today's generation who are looking forward to see India as a developed country and have seen India progressing will be very keep to read this book just like I was.

There is no preaching in this book but answers to unasked questions. A
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Ranvir Bath
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book while i was staying in Goa, indulging in all the beaches and (cheap) booze it had to offer. That alone may indicate what a page turner this book ended up being such that i finished it in record time , in a midly inebriated state.

Chalta Ha is all about attitude- that attitude that makes us walk past a starving beggar on the street without so much as a glance towards him, that attitude that encourages us to accept the bad infrastructure, the frustatingly bureaucratic systems, the
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John  Trident
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sometimes we all have thoughts as we ponder - about the fact that though India is full of talented people, likes of while world has hardly ever witnessed before. And why is that it's still lagging behind, despite the stipulated talents in this country? It's basically because of generalised thinking that 'sab chalta hai/sab tikh hai (it's OK), 'Everything is fine', the lackadaisical attitude towards country with mindset 'it's not my problem or responsibility, so why should I be bothered about it! ...more
Rajeev Patel
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book Review-
Book Name - "Chalta Hai India"
Author - Alpesh Patel @author_alpesh
Publication - Bloomsbury @bloomsburyindia
Pages - 283
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First of all I would like to thanks@author_alpesh for giving the book to review.
♎How often we have used the word "Chalta hai", "Theek hai", Jugaad" in our life. Even if we are not satisfied with something, we tend to say "Sab Chalta hai yaar".
♎ Is 'chalta hai' ingrained in our DNA or is it just a bad habit which can be easily exterminated?
❤ Alpesh Patel brings out th
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Shashank Pandey
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book raises a valid question, which was being avoided till now, against our Chalta Hai! and Mujhe Kya? attitude & behaviour. The foreword by Dr Subhash Chandra, a Rajyasabha MP and owner of Zee Group, explains the content of the book exactly. It is true that thousands of people die because of our Mujhe Kya? attitude & we have failed to eradicate corruption because of our Chalta Hai! attitude. The author has explained in his Preface that he had been noticing this attitude of not only ...more
Hema
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is soo well written with all the facts that the author has tried to gather and put it in words. The amount of hard work and research that is behind this book coming out and we getting a chance to read is commendable. We should appreciate that atleast someone is trying to give us a close up of the on going scenario of our Indian attitude. The chapters are based on various different topics.

The book is divided into 4 parts.
1. Exploring the It's okay life.
2. Measuring the "Let it be" menac
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Falakjoshipura
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chalta Hai India is a well researched book on India's Chalta Hai attitude. Author has highlighted about 'It's Ok' attitude which Indians possess. As a citizen, we are always habituated with taking things for granted but we don't even know how it hampers the progress and development of our country. The Author has written about that very fact in the book

This book will make you think. This book will make you question your actions. It will create a havoc of thoughts in your mind. A must read for any
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Shruti
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Chalta Hai India 🇮🇳

Author- Alpesh Patel
Rating- ⭐⭐⭐
Genre- nonfiction

The book is a combination of three parts and with a major portion divided into 6 major topics of discussion, ranging from roads, entertainment (movies) , education, trade etc. the details provided related to each topic are well researched and presented in easy and readable language. The topics are wide spread and displayed in both positive and negative light 💡

The book is an eye opener in various aspects, will surely help in c
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Read.Dream.Repeat.Blogger
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Chalta Hai India: When ‘It’s Ok!’ is Not Ok
Alpesh Patel
Bloomsbury India.
2018. Pp – 310.

In an attempt to target the general ‘Everything is okay, sab chalta hai, let it be’ kind of attitude plaguing the country today, Patel questions our conscience and tries to shake us awake.

An unusual but a much needed read, it calls for our concern, yours and mine.

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Siddhi Palande
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
What I loved the most about this book is that it gives us a balanced view of the term Chalta Hai. It has multiple examples like the rise of Gulabi Gang, risk taking like Tata motors, quality awakening like Germany, which I found very inspiring. The author deftly convinces us how we, Indians, have had "low external awareness and very little outward aspirations," with respect to the development. We are caught up in the web of our culture because in India development is hampered because the governm ...more
Aditya Mundra
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant and fun book to read with insights and wow factor in every page. Would recommend everyone to read it to understand where our chalta hai attitude stems from, how to tackle it, where is does not exist and we think it does and vice versa, etc. I was enthralled to know about India's achievements in education, films, sports and roads which we have ignored but also appalled at our chalta hai attitude in the same sector in different areas. The cherry on the cake are the chapters on risk tak ...more
Anandh Sundar
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this book, ex-consultant Alpesh Patel delves into the past and present to analyze why Chalta Hai is prevalent in India. There are interesting perspectives across dharma, sports, culture and business. Worth a read if you are looking to get inspired to break the mould and start being world class
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“Hence, it shouldn’t be just ‘We should do this’, but also, ‘I will do that’, and that’s how the Chalta Hai attitude will end —by taking accountability on ourselves.” 0 likes
“So, Chalta Hai can be defined as ‘not doing enough about a problem or inferiority’ or ‘sitting on a problem and accepting inferiority without taking action’.” 0 likes
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