Second Heart Authors Interview @ Natasha’z Words

A few months ago, a book called “Second Heart” was published. It was written in order to create awareness among the general public about a very important organ, the kidneys. Kidneys are referred to as the second heart of the human body and hence the name of the book.

I had an opportunity to interview the authors of the book, Dr. Sandeep Huilgol and Santosh Avvannavar. I am sharing the interview below.

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Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview Book launch

Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Google and Beyond
“We don’t mind to lose a good applicant,
but definitely not hire a bad applicant.”

by Santosh Avvannavar & Raghavendra Kumar Reddy

The first copy of the book was opened by Dr.Meena R Chandavarkar, Vice Chancellor, Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur.
The book launch activity was held at Cuppa Koramangala, Bengaluru – the launch was done by N K Narasimhan,CEO and Founder, Nascor Technologies (former employee of Yahoo!, Sun Microsystem, L&T),Bengaluru; Darshan, Businessman; Philip K, Franchise owner of Cuppa Koramangala, Bengaluru attended by motivators (friends).
A copy of book was presented to Mr.Suresh Narasimha, CEO and Founder, TeliBraham,Bengaluru

What’s motivation behind this book?
Our research and close observation of the job interviewing process for graduates at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru during 2008 and 2009 for nearly 500 students in various companies, is the inspiration for this book.

How did the book shape?
The idea of book all began seven years ago; gathering information and compilation took one year, writing clear and concise manuscript took one and half year, revisions, addition, debate, arguments and others took another 6 months, decision of publisher and publication took another year. You see it takes a toll to convert an idea into a project!

What is this book all about?
Make it Big!-Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe
Strengths: Simplified Interview Structures, Best Hiring, Misconception to Programming
Weakness: Addition to Software Industry, Best Software Engineer, Steep Career Growth
Opportunities: Dream Job, Best Ways to Learn, Be a part of Best Companies
Threats: Sleepless Night, Software Syndrome, Neighbours Envy (look for back cover page)

How different is this book?
This book is intended to help people just not only to crack interviews, but build career. We have tried to emphasizes on need of hour and future dynamics of hiring process that industry is witnessing and rapidly changes that will take place in best of the companies. We hope to break the conventional learning methodology through this book.

Who all should read this book?
The book cover page and content might reflect that it’s for IT aspirants, but the book intends to give away for all the industry. IT industry begin an interdisciplinary, it might an important book to look forward. We authors believe that it’s a book for a long term. Readers will also find that it’s simple read, easy to understand and some chapter would seem hilarious.

Can you provide us link to order the book? (kindle version at Amazon) (Paperback at Pothi)
The book will also available at other portals in few weeks.

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Einstein Story and Book Launch!

Authors view (Santosh Avvannavar and Raghavendra Kumar Reddy): The idea to project took nearly 7 years (writing and publication took nearly 2 years), we were always fascinated with the slick book that were clear, specific and precise (minimal filler). A unconventional book that is likely to break the Q&A format and provide a framework to begin. Why such book are important for a long term career goal? We like to tell this through a story -

Einstein won nobel prize for physics, many ears waited earnestly to hear his innovation each and everyone in those days. Very often Einstein would get invited by a university to speak about his innovation and motivate others. His driver would wonder seeing the crazy people had for him, cheered ‘Einstein, Einstein..’ as he walked into the auditorium. The driver used to hear the same presentation each day and wondered, if one could get nobel prize by giving such talk – why can’t I? He proposed a deal with his master that he could present like him and deserves to win a nobel prize. Einstein was happy and curious to see if his driver could take his position. Einstein became driver and the driver became Einstein as a trial. As media wasn’t popular, people weren’t aware how Einstein would really look like. The driver was made to look like Einstein and Einstein took the driver seat. As the driver walked into the auditorium, people cheered ‘Einstein, Einstein..’, he was overwhelmed by the people response. Einstein was surprised and happy to see his driver making presentation just like him. At the end of talk, the driver (Einstein at moment) was about a take his seat, a lady got up from her seat to ask a doubt. Driver didn’t know the Einstein is awarded nobel for his technical contribution over only mere a presentation. The doubt was, ‘If a ball is made to move from one end of the earth through a hole and the ball has to come through another hole….”. Driver presence of mind was something to admire, after listening to the question he quipped,’Lady, you are asking a very simple question to a nobel prize winner, my driver can answer such question.’ He asked his driver (Einstein) to answer this question. Jokes apart! The story is an example of Einstein innovation over failure is the result of nobel prize, the prize was worth because it was clear, concise and precise. Hence the number of pages doesn’t define a value of book!

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Natasha’z Words: Book Review of Second Heart

The blurb of the book says:

The book encompasses five five different heart touching stories with simple narration to bring an awareness about the misconception about kidney (referred as Second Heart) issues among general public. These are partly based on true stories about individual experiences. The book attempts on non-technical handling of a technical issue through emotional stories.
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1st launch of ‘Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview’-Google &Beyond

Dr.Meena R Chandavarkar, VC, Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur
(All glory to the Lord)

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Adhuri Prem Kahaniya Review: Captivating love stories of tender Adolescents

Book coverFascinating tales told in an enchanting fashion is ‘Adhuri Prem Kahaniya’. Tender moments of first love have induced artists of all times to weave fine pieces literature and other forms. Novels and movies of that sort ever attract thumbing hearts of readers or viewers trouncing the divide of old and new. APK is a collection of 12 love stories with laudable freshness and charm.

As the title indicates, the author narrates romance of some adolescents with the flights and falls happening in the love life. The remarkable character of the book is the captivating mode of presentation and the lively language that suit well to the romantic content. These are the stories about young people and apparently targeting the young lot. The book provides with a familiarity feeling to them as the story is told in such a beautiful way with a lot of peer group adages.

The author has cleverly used popular Bollywood dialogues being aware of the large appeal of the Bollywood movies among the youth.The overall narration is humorous and the love failures are recounted in a witty manner. At some occasions, the musings of a deserted lover may leave a chuckle for the readers. Some other stories transmit the hurt feelings of the inflamed hearts.

We will be wonder struck reading the embittered lover mourning over the futility of romance falls for another girl in the next week itself! That is the mood of an adolescent boy as depicted in APK. It is interesting and charming, but the reader may fall into the conclusion more than once in the process of reading that these are the stories of infatuation.

These are the depiction of lovely adolescent moments of life with an amusing edge. Except some glimpses of mature love relationships, these stories share the mood of colorful adolescent life.

These are the love stories narrated by boys or told from the viewpoints of the boy partners in the romance. The tag in the cover page of the book, “the weakness of a man is the strength of a woman”, clearly validates this assumption.

The art of falling in love in the eyes of an Indian boy is what we see in these stories. I was amused with a thought about a second part of ‘Adhuri Prem Kahaniya’ told from the perspective of girl lovers. Santosh Avvannavar’s literary vigour exhibited in this book perceptibly promises the potential for many such creative works.

-Shinto Augustine

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Lonely Animal : Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero

From today onwards we bring series of articles on marriages -

(Excerpts from the book, “Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero” available at and

download (14)Chapter 1: Lonely Animal

Some people believe that marriage is important to take away loneliness, have companion, or its norm. There could be various other views to it. Statistics (not to accuracy) show that there are 11 marriages that end up in a legal separation in our country. However, the divorce rates are rising with the following sample brief:

Delhi update*

  • 1960′s – 1-2 divorce cases per year
  • 1980′s – 100-200 divorce cases per year
  • 1990′s – 1,000 divorce cases per year
  • This decade (2000 – A great jump to 9,000 divorce cases per year)

Mumbai update*

In 2007, almost 7,000 divorce cases had been filed in the family courts of Mumbai. This number was expected to rise to 7,200 by the end of that year. This figure stands at 60% more than the divorce cases filed in 2005. 70% of the divorce cases were filed by individuals in the age group of 25-35. 85% of the marriages ended in divorce in the first three years of marriage.

Reasons for high divorce rates in India*

Some of the reasons for rising divorce rates in India are listed below:

  1. Greater acceptance of divorce in the society has led to couples being more comfortable with the idea of divorce.
  2. Big cities or the metros give the advantage of anonymity by which divorced couples can manage to avoid the glares of judgmental family members and friends.
  3. People today, tend to have a comparatively more casual approach towards marriage and do not work as hard to save it in case of any problems in the relationship.
  4. DINKS couples (Double Income No Kids) are not worried about how the divorce may negatively impact the children’s lives.
  5. Stress as well as lack of time for life partners is another important factor leading to increasing divorce rates.
  6. Women are now at par with men in financial terms and do not feel the need to depend on their husbands for their financial needs. Men are also good with their domestic responsibilities and do not need to depend on women for the same. These changing gender roles has also impacted the divorce rates in India.

Do people real want to seek divorce from each other ? OR Do they want to “divorce” the form of marriage? 

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