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I Too Had a Dream has ratings and reviews. Komal said: Life’s Battles do not always go to the faster or stronger man, in the end the man who w. 45 quotes from I Too Had a Dream: ‘a person who does not have respect for time, and does not have a sense of timing, can achieve little.’. The book begins with the background of Dr Kurien. It also briefly tells how a sleepy and dusty little down transformed itself into the Milk Capital.

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Nov 14, Raghu rated it liked it. But in later years, people skills were the need — skills that he seemed to lack. He explains in great detail how he competes against entrenched competition and multinationals amidst unethical practices even while being an employee of farmers a point he repeats a lot. I felt some heartburns here and there to see the indifference of this country and society towards Maniben Patel, the daughter of Vallabhai Patel, the indifference of JRD Tata who refused to loan managers for Operation Flood etc.

Like Sardar Patel, Dr.

It was a sheer quirk of fat Architect of ‘Operation Flood’, the veeghese dairy development programme in the world, Dr Verghese Kurien has enabled India to become the largest milk producer in the world.

This is a great and inspirational book about a man and a country, one that deserves to be read by every Indian. But that does not in an Having lived in Gujarat for twelve years amid the wonders wrought by Dr.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Books like these should be a required reading for the youth of today -who listless and disoriented- can still hopelike the hac, to find a calling and a dream-and also be realistic of what hard work, dedication and integrity will be required of them, to make those dreams a r A brilliant story of how a city-bred and disinclined youth landed at Anand and then went to create history.

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I Too Had a Dream by Verghese Kurien

One man fight against the system and bureaucracy and politicians to create kuriwn of the world’s biggest co-operative movement. Pestonjee knew his son well and left the management of only the Patna dairy to him.

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Nov 17, The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful. And the business gradually wound up for good. Success is a sum total learning from failures. So, let the government get out from places where it should never hzd been in the first place. Oct 28, Yad rated it it was amazing.

Nov 25, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: I was the new dairy engineer verghesw the Government of India Research S and I realised very soon that I had no work at all. The book begins with the background of Dr Kurien.

And rest a “Life’s Battles do not always go to the faster or stronger man, in the end the man who wins is the man who thinks he can! Variava called up Kothawala to inform him of this and he immediately telephoned me to say: The story is good and well written in accordance with events occured at that time. We, as a society, have been reduced to such a pathetic state that values such as pluralism, mutual trust and respect, religious tolerance, etc are no more relevant to common men.

Kurien was absolutely against imported dairy products as he wanted to make India self sufficient in dairy products with the empowerment of farmers in democratic way.

I Too Had a Dream

Before reading this book I thought that Indira Gandhi was solely responsible for bringing the White Revolution. The book not only talks about his struggles in overcoming bureaucratic hurdles, arranging funds, indigenously developing the technology to make milk powder from buffalo milk, but also reveals his insights, his take on the governments, the mindset of selfish people, and how all believed in and were to some extent intimidated by Kurien.

It was not a mindless chase of making money but adhering to a vision and nobel intent. It also narrates how in times of difficulties, some important people were key in the sustainability of the project. Thousands of users are looking for advice right now. I found this entire exercise quite ridiculous. In those days, however much milk was produced, we had to send it all to Bombay or it would spoil and be lost. It is deeam interesting to note that the Anand model could succeed in India because the political elite ultimately was acting in the interests of its people and not in the interests of the Australian and Hzd Zealand dairy industries.


I TOO HAD A DREAM – VERGHESE KURIEN Reviews, Summary, Story, Price, Online, Fiction, Nonfiction

Kurien, the “milkman” who withstood all the difficulties, challenges and obstacles thrown at him and made a success of what he stood for I. He, along with H. Rather it is about not putting in your bet effort and not contributing, however modestly, to the common good.

The bedrock of this system was the cooperative system and it was completely decentralised. Skirmishes that he had with multinational companies such as Nestle, representative of New Zealand dairy board and bureaucrats and politicians of our country provides us an insight on how to deal with obstructions coming in your way and how to deal with it.

Kurien visited Rome to present the same to a 24 nation executive committee of the WFP. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This is something which none of the governments are still able to verghees despite the book itself being over 10 years old. Kurien to make not only Amul but also other institutions where he contributed specially the National Dairy Board. It is also a window to the development of India post-independence. Nov 14, Shashank Goyal rated it really liked it. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.

Refresh and try again. HE then visited the milk cooperative society and then left for Anand, followed by Dr. It gives an account of the inception, struggles and growth of the country’s largest cooperative, Amul and tooo great man’s lobbying hwd to protect the cooperative from the bureaucracy.

Open Preview See a Problem? His passion towards work and making the farmers financially independent made him very passionate about milk revolution. But it is far, far worse to have too much money because then you will surely get corrupt.