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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Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul. I was the new dairy engineer to the Government of India Research Creamery and I realised very soon that I had no work at all.

Quotes from “I too had a dream”, by Verghese Kurien

You are commenting using your WordPress. Verghese Kurien got to visit many countries especially the countries which were developing like India. There have been multiple cases where Dr. It was not a mindless chase of making money but adhering to a vision and nobel intent. Return drwam Book Page.

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One such thing is to know the fact that like me and many others, Kurien too had to endure the pains of social stigmas such as the discrimination against non-vegetarians, Muslims and Christians who are even today by and large considered a NO-NO when it comes to renting a house in most part of this country. Never one to shy away from battle, I confronted him: Kurien defended the co-operative model with fervor to match and claimed that in the DNA of co-operative, lies only one point murien and that is- empowerment and betterment of the livelihood of farmers by organizing their efforts verghfse professional help.


We get insights into the early career of Dr Kurein, his chance involvement in milk and the setting up of his base in Anand to lead the milk movement amidst teething issues and clever strategies to overcome them. One of the finest books to comprehend the essence of democracy, to know its not a fault of cream democracy as a system, the fault lies kurifn us? Upload menu files with. Open Preview See a Problem? Kurien’s sense of humour was remarkable and I would literally laugh out loud reading Was greatly inspired by this book and for sometime often found myself mentioning instances from this book when topics regarding India’s development propped up and otherwise also.

There is nothing wrong in having a modern, private hospital in Bombay, or the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, or other large medical institutions in our big cities. Upload photo files with. Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries.

I spoke to our board members, who agreed that we should dreamm it, and a price was decided. Later in the book, we find how Dr.

I Too Had a Dream by Verghese Kurien

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Kurien’s sense of vetghese was remarkable and I would literally laugh out loud reading many of the incidents in which his one liners had pinned his opponents in place.

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Kurien has revolutionized the whole rural sector of our country by empowering the villagers and bringing them together to create one of the biggest profitable cooperative union in the world namely- Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union, commonly known as AMUL. So as not to appear a spoilsport and also for some s I stood in the sun while the jyotishi measured my shadow.


Rather, the more monstrous the crisis, the kkrien I am tempted to rush at it, grasp it by the horns and manoeuvre it until it gives me what I want! It wasn’t a dream of his as he started out his professional oto but he was drawn into making it his life’s work after watching a group of farmers in Gujarat forming a milk cooperative under the leadership of a local farmer Tribhuvandas Patel.

NDDB, also took the role of a canalising agency, wherein it canalised the import of the commodity and the distribution too.

I Too Had a Dream

The book begins with the background of Dr Kurien. He clearly expresses the amount of respect he has for his seniors and the people who allowed him to work his way. When Minoo sold the dairy to the Marwari gentleman who bought it only for its real estate value drsam, the first thing the Marwari did was to order the bust of Pestonjee, which graced the entrance, to be removed and thrown out.

Best of all non fiction books I read this year. No amount of money, power could influence him to digress from the path of common verghees. Ironically Ratan Tata has written the ‘Foreword’ for this book. Kurien’s account is so honest that we vrghese get a view of his idiosyncrasies and stubbornness. Kurien has offered his resignation where anybody has pointed a finger at the working or vream motive of the OF; only to be rejected by the prime minister.

Nov 17, The revolutionary in me would demand that such an institution be broken down unabashedly, and built again anew.