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A Slick Life (eBook)

An Oilman's biography
Type: e-book
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History
Language: English
Price: ₹150
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This is a biography of an oilman but has been written in the first person as if the protagonist is narrating his life's story himself. It is soon after India’s independence and the dust has just started to settle after the humdrum of the freedom struggle. Satish Chandra Bhatt had an in-absentia father involved in the fight for independence even as his mother was left with the duty to raise her own as well as take care of the extended family that Satish shared with. It was a full house that made for the most fertile ground for much happiness, laughter, banter, struggles and strong bonds that got translated into societal relations, making lasting friendships, and living life in the moment. As the common man carried on living on a day-to-day basis while hoping the government to deliver the dreams of a strong, prosperous and scientifically advanced India that would be based on the ideals as set by Mahatma Gandhi and the practical wisdom of Pt.Nehru, they are faced with a reality quite different from what they had envisioned.
Satish gets actively involved in the school and college dramatics playing flute and getting much popularity which alarms his parents and he is forced to take up law to stay away from such distractions. His outgoing and adventurous nature feels stifled under these circumstances. He wants a way out somehow and he gets that with an opportunity to work in a tube well company. That is the beginning of his tryst with deep drilled wells that lead him on to the nascent indigenous oil company the Oil and Natural Gas Directorate (now Corporation) that turned into one of the finest economically strong companies of the country. While being a small cog in the wheel in the building of this company, Satish proved himself as an endearing and a good role model for young men as he lived a simple yet passionate life. A Slick Life!

About the Author

Richa is a freewheeling writer, educator, small time journalist, keen gardener, big time mom and greatly anxious (in a nice way!) for her country. She is a post graduate in English and has a degree in Journalism as well as in Education. Apart from teaching primary level classes, she writes short stories for women’s magazines and news articles for local papers. She lives with her husband and two children in Dehra Dun, India- a place that finds its echo in almost everything that she writes. She is currently working on a collection of short stories based on the lives of the people of Garhwal in Uttarakhand. Watch out for it on her social media!
You can get in touch with her on twitter, facebook, website or email at the links given.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781311480750
Publisher: Self publishing
Number of Pages: 158
Availability: Available for Download (e-book)

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Sukriti Poddar 3 years, 10 months ago

Re: A Slick Life (eBook)

In the beginning, where Richa ma'am is building up on the scenery of daily life is very nicely done. The book is narrated in an optimistic tone. The events narrated, beautifully cover sociological aspects of a time when India had just become independent and was economically weak. India needed to stand firm on its feet and the book covers the history of, the building of one of the most powerful industries that affect a country's economy, the oil industry. The global associations are very informative as well as they provide you with a perspective of identity in this huge world. The style of writing is very well structured, with utmost clarity of thoughts. She covered the culture of everyday life of the time of my grandparents, the 50s and 60s which is rarely discussed in such detail. Expressing as a personal account really takes you back in the time, living the life of a man, a life surely with some ups and downs but it sums up to an inspirational and a passionately lead life.
I'm happy that I have had the pleasure of having a friend who suggested me this book.

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