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The Advisory Board

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Shekhar Tripathi’s car gets slammed by an SUV while it is parked in front of his apartment building, leaving the car inoperative. He is already in grief, not having recovered from his wife’s death three months ago. At the same time, his business, Westland Tourism, is dwindling rapidly.
He feels lonely. How could someone take all the important things away from him at once?

Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published October 30th 2019 by Notion Press
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Krinal Savaliya
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this lovely book, and I'm never going to forget it. The fact is, as long as you're alive, you should be open to growth and change, right? But how many of us stop growing after a tragic incidents in our life? We find a formula that works and we stick with it, missing opportunities to experience joyous awakening. Maybe we start saying things like, "Life is unfair to me, or this is now what I expected from life" And we shut down, close off. We fail to notice the continuing wonder an ...more
The Bookish Elf
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What to say about The Advisory Board by Hemant Joshi; a lovely read, a phenomenal book, exceptional and captivating. How I lingered over this book; read it slowly to truly savour and appreciate the story. The author doesn't try to impress you with pretentious words nor does she bamboozle you with a convoluted plot. It's an unembellished story. The 'hero' is not extraordinary with powers or rich; he's a simple man who embarks on the journey of a lifetime. I loved the absolute clarity of foresight ...more
Khushi Gadhiya
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This endearing story starts with Shekhar's car getting smashed in parking by an SUV. He's lost his wife a few month before and his business is losing the track. Depressed by this uneventful life, he takes a taxi to office next day. After having conversation with taxi driver, the direction of his life changes. Shekhar takes taxi everyday for his work and talks and learns from different drivers. Shekhar's new way of transportation brings him on a quest to find the meanings behind each events of hi ...more
Aparna Thaker
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Advisory Board is all about Shekhar is a young businessman living by himself. His wife has unfortunately died a few month back and he's kind of struggling with his day to day life having to cope with his loss. His business is also not making profit. As he's going through a bad period in his life, One morning a car thrashes his car parked in parking. Next day he takes a taxi to his office. And his life changes.

This book totally took me by surprise in the beginning and I'm very happy I picked
Khushbu Patel
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was going to be the typical “transformation of a curmudgeon” tale. Shekhar Tripathi, a young businessman and recently widower, is very upset in his simple routines. His car parked in his apartment gets slammed by SUV. He's owner of a tourism company called Westland and his business gradually diminishing in profits.

The next day, after his car gets shattered by an SUV, he sets off to his work by a taxi. After talking with driver and listening his story, Shekhar's life takes U-turn.
Rounak Raj
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Advisory Board

The story is about Shekhar. He is the protagonist of this story. He is going through a low phase in his life. Each and everything happening in his life is not good. His personal as well as proffesional life is sucked up. His business is in loss too which keeps him in stress. His car got slammed while travelling. This was worst that could happen to him.

He user to travel by his car to his work but now he has no option left other than taking taxi. He now travels by taxi. Everyday
Sakshi  Mishra
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Perfect work of fiction

THE ADVISORY BOARD by Hemant R Joshi is an urban fiction portraying life of Shekhar ,CEO of Westland Travels .Three months back he lost his wife and his priced possession ,Honda Civic is rammed up and is non operational now .Over all the losses ,he is also facing downfall in business and is thinking of selling off his company .But life changes when he takes a cab to office after 5 years and unknowingly the cab driver helps him .
For me The Advisory Board is a self help fic
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Some books are meant to savour , where each chapter , each words and each thought are worth reading and re reading.
" The Advisory Board " is one such book . The story line is simple , Shekhar is going through difficult phase of his life, both on personal and professional front. He lost his wife recently and his buisness was dwindling rapidly . On top of it ,someone slammed his car ,leaving it inoperative. He started using Taxi to commute ,and it completely changed his life. Because he learnt fro
Neelam Mungekar
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
‘The Advisory Board’ by Hemant R Joshi is a story about Shekhar Tripathi who is already facing a lot of problems in his life. He has already lost his wife 3 months back and his business is also suffering huge loss. During this time, his car meets with an accident and hence is not in a condition that it can be used as a result he had to use a taxi for travelling. During this taxi travel the taxi drivers gives him various advise which helps Shekhar to learn many new things. We get to see how thes ...more
Ankur Grover
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Advisory Board is one of those book where each chapter is worth reading and give you some hope and motivation.

Story revolves around Shekhar and his journey with various taxi drivers.
Shekhar is facing many problems in his life from both side personal and professional. He lost his wife three months back and his business is almost collapse , suffering huge losses and someone slammed his car while it is parked in front of his apartment so In next morning he decide to take a taxi for traveling. D
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Often in our life, we think that we are the only one who is suffering in this world and everyone else is enjoying their life but is this true.?

Everyone is battling their own wars that we know nothing about and all sometimes  we need is compassion, kindness and someone who can listen and understand to us in this busy life. Listen to the stories around you and you will find enough motivation to keep going in life when you are going through a low phase...

Shekhar is going through the rough situation
Audriza Banerjee
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The title is a very unique blend with the plot and storyline. It is a fresh concept which left me with a smile on my face after finishing ths book. Though it can be finished in a sitting, it took me a while because I did not want the book to end at some point of time. The protagonist Shekhar is a very relatable and likeable character. At some points the reader might also feel putting themselves in his place. The grief that he was experiencing seemed very true and not at all fiction. Abhijit was ...more
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Title: The Advisory Board
Author: Hemant R Joshi
Format: Kindle

A loud thud disturbed the four-storey building of Siddhivinayak Co-operative Housing Society Ltd. This story is revolve around Shekhar. Despite being in a city that had one of the better cab services in the country, Shekhar rarely needed to travel in these British era cabs known for their lack of safety. In fact, most of them didn’t even have an air conditioner. Instead of finding chartered buses for his tourists, Shekhar could l
Riya Sarkar
Jul 06, 2020 rated it liked it
The narrative is written in third person from the perspective of an omniscient entity who tells us all about Shekhar, his past, his present and his thoughts. The narrative involves a lot of metaphors where a comparison is done between the problems faces by taxi drivers on road and problems in our characters life. ⁣

The plot is Shekhar's journey to recovering his company and getting is life back on track with the help of his special advisory who teach him various things. The plot didn't involve a
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book:The Advisory Board
Author:Hemant R Joshi

Life of Shekhar, as he learns and accepts many truths and lessons about life, is what is discussed in the book. The things that he acquires from various taxi drivers, whom he encounters in different seemingly coincidental situations, make the plot for this well written story. Each advise he gets can be separated and put in to our own contexts, and it makes the story very much relatable too.
Shekhar was having a bad life as he called it, with lots
Tosha Sudhir Kamath
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing how every short story is weaved so seamlessly

This book wonderfully explains the mindsets and perspectives of every driver on the road. What fascinated me the most is how every small experience contributes so well to the story and life of the protagonist. I personally could relate to many of the experiences and also learn many things about the roads and traffic. The biggest take away from this book for me is the new found respect I have for every driver and especially for those driving b
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The advisory board by Hemant R Joshi is a great book to read. The cover of the book was unique and adorable to me. The book can give you soo many perspectives and can help you a lot in understanding things from many conversations. It follows the story of a man named Shekhar who is the owner of a tourism company which is facing so many problems and is under great loss. Due to some situations, Shekhar has to travel by cabs which helped him a lot in improving himself and his bussiness. Many chapter ...more
Ankita Kashyap
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing

𝑵𝒂𝒎𝒆: The Advisory Board
𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓: Hemant R. Joshi
𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒓𝒆: Contemporary Fiction
𝑷𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒓: Notion Press
𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕: Kindle
𝑷𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔: 312
𝑴𝒚 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
𝑺𝒚𝒏𝒐𝒑𝒔𝒊𝒔: Shekhar Tripathi's life is in a precarious position, with his dwindling business, his wife's death three months ago and suddenly his favourite car, is slammed by an SUV, adding to his misery.
His life's has hit an all time low when he takes his first cab ride for the first time in five years. The ride changes his life in a way t
Gulshan Kumar
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best Motivational Fiction

Book name - The advisory board

Author - Hemant Joshi

Ratings - 4.5 ⭐

Cover and Title is perfect for the Book.
The Book is quite simple but the way of storytelling is awesome. The story is about Shekhar, who is going through the difficult time of his life. He lost his wife and his business was also going down, this was not enough one day his car met with an accident. He started using a Taxi to commute, and it completely changed his life. he came across a few cab driver's sto
Dhruva Sharma
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book name- The Advisory Board
Author- Hemant R Joshi

Review- This book is a kind of book which will always stay in heart and I would love to open it again in my life to feel the words and sayings again. It’s a captivating story of a guy whom everyone could relate to very easily. His name is Shekhar Tripathi, who is a young businessman dealing with hard times because his wife died, he tries to cope with it to pass the phase and get back to normal. Many times, in life we feel trapped as if our probl
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shekhar is a businessman who lost his wife a few months back. With his lost hope on life and his declining business, his car seems to be the only happiness. But unfortunately, his car is later damaged in an accident. With depression surrounding on all sides, he casually talks with a few cab drivers who share about their life. As the number of cab drives increases, he learns that each person has their own story and slowly starts to learn from them. His everyday cab drive starts to be the only thi ...more
Vaibhav Walvekar
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really was intrigued by the title and wanted to know how conversations with taxi drivers could turn into advice, it seemed a novel way of thinking. With the various experiences of the protagonist, author has conveyed lot of lessons which one could imbibe in their day to day life. The author has done a great job to blend story of a business owner finding solutions to his personal as well as work related problems, while having numerous conversations with the taxi drivers. I felt that the perrson ...more
Rukaiya Madraswala
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
🚕 The advisory board follows the story of Shekar who has a Westland tourism business. Already grieving due to the death of his wife three months ago, Shekar is alone on his own and stressing over his declining company. In mist of looking for a buyer for his company Shekar's misery is added when his favorite Civic car is smashed by a powerful man's driver right in front of his apartment. He now feels he has lost everything and which makes his self esteem
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book Review : The Advisory Board
Author : Hemant R Joshi
Publisher : Notion Press
Version : kindle
Rating : 5/5
Cover : 5/5
About the book :
The book is a tribute to taxi drivers. Which is the most amazing part of the whole story. It is really great to see someone who thought so out of the box to give tribute to all the hardworking taxi drivers who are left behind and are given no recognition. I liked the way the author has tried to explain they are " The Best Advisors ". I found the story to be a l
Rainu Arora
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title - The Advisory Board
Author - Hemant R Joshi
Publisher - notion press
Genre - Inspirational /fiction
Pages - 312
Format - Kindle
The story revolves around the protagonist Shekhar Tripathi, who 's car gets slammed by someone in front of his apartment building leaving the car inoperative. He is suffering from hard days as he lost his wife three months ago and his business, Westland Tourism is dwindling rapidly. Next day, he is forced to take a taxi as a substitute. The driver tells him a horr
Susmita Sau
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Advisory Board
Author - @hemantrjoshi
Content - Shekar is passing through a rough phase in his life. His wife has died,his tourism business is having downfall and moreover his car recently got damaged in an accident.In all of these crisis,when he is thinking of selling his business,he got his life changing advise from none other than taxi drivers. Everyday when he takes cab for his office or while coming back,he interacts with the drivers and from their experiences he learns something new a
Suparna Dey
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I noticed that this year ,from the start , I'm reading stories or books which are very different from the usual flow of fictions I used to read. The Advisory Board apparently is in same category. It is not like anything I've read earlier. If I've to describe this book in short , I would say it's simple yet thought provoking.

It's a really really simple book. Really nice and lucid flow of language which makes it a easy read even for people who is not regular readers. Yet, the book has the capacity
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book Name- The Advisory Board
Author- Hemant R Joshi
The story is very simple but has important message for every reader. We go through a lot of tough situations in life and feel like this is our fate and nothing can be done but art of not giving up and learning continuously is the key to our success. The protagonist Shekhar is going through a rough phase in life. Financial crisis, demise of life partner and to add on to this his car gets damaged due to an accident. Shekhar was forced to take Taxi
Aiman Arfi
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just as the name suggests, book Advisory Board is actually a story full of people with great advices or simply lessons worth acknowledging. One can find their solace anywhere and in anyone, awakening comes from within ourselves it's just the matter of realising and analysing the situations being put up by our lives. No body suffers the worst of all, everyone faces their own tragedy and this is what the story is all about.
Shekhar, an entrepreneur has been facing the biggest setback of his life. R
Simran Bhatia
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Book Review : The Advisory Board
Author : Hemant R Joshi
Publisher : Notion Press

The book revolves around the protagonist Shekhar Tripathi and his unexpected adventures of miseries and struggles by the comprehensive blend of the sentiments of respect and admiration to the taxi drivers. The plot and narration are simply put for the quest of survival with the help of good characterisation and portrayal of incidences. The outcome of grief is sometimes undefined, but here in the story it could be anyw
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