Book Reviews

Reviews of Celebrating Active Ageing

What readers say:

“It is refreshingly engaging even though it deals with a subject that the faint-hearted dread. Ageing conjures up visions of frail, sick, staggering bodies and crushed spirits. But not for one who reads this book. It is an invigorating call to participate in ageing life with zest and enthusiasm. A great work that will give a new lease of life to many an ageing reader.”

                                                                                  —— V.P. Govindas, 92 years

“Ageing is unavoidable but with simple lifestyle changes, right eating and a positive approach to life, the quality of life can change tremendously. I found Hari’s book very interesting. It has lots of anecdotes and plenty of inspiring stories backed with science, making it very interesting to read. The book will transform lives.”

                                    —— Shiny Surendran, Sports and preventive health                                                   Nutritionist, Chennai

Hari nudges the reader to embrace adventure as a way of life.  Like charity, he says, elderly health care begins with the self. His book got me into a reflective mood. These suggestions are a few that resonated with me.

Strive to be at one’s best; be self-reliant and age with grace. Harness the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual faculties, to work in harmony in one’s life. Ease the pressures of passivity, by finding an expert coach. Make a habit of staying fit for life by belonging to a community of likeminded people. 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hari’s book.

                                     —– R. Shekar, Executive Coach and Business Mentor

Basically, I look at life from the template of Test Match Cricket, where there is a second innings.

The approach to life in the second innings ought to be different from the first, even as one takes a fresh guard. Much as the pitch has seen wear & tear; human beings also experience the same. In today’s era of tech drive; longevity enhancement and small families; senior citizens need to move away from the familiar family scene script of their parents era. They need to look at their lives as being active and independent of their children. I am glad your book emphasises this principle.

                        —— N. Ravishankar, IAS, Chairman, Chairman of Dehradun              Institute of Technology and former Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand.

It is quite absorbing and makes motivational reading for everyone having crossed years of active professional career. Persons like me would derive immense benefit by its reading. 

I am glad to compliment you for this wonderful piece of motivational literary work.                                     

                                                                 ——- R.S. Sharma, Former CMD, ONGC

Your book on Celebrating Active Ageing is thoughtful and timely and will help many senior citizens. You have taken the themes with full of live examples which easily connects readers apart from taking some lessons from others. Your book will be useful to everyone, especially the senior citizens. One can draw a lot of inspiration from your book.

                                                                   ——— G. Kameswara Rao, IAS, Retd.