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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The government ought not to get into businesses. Rajgopalachari existed and supported the villagers and ensured that hhad scheme meant for their upliftment won’t go down the drains. The message from the book is best captured in a letter by Dr.

I Too Had a Dream by Verghese Kurien

No trivia or quizzes yet. This book has veeghese number of lessons for anyone who wants to see and drive social movements. Its all about being passionate about your dream and actually working towards realizing it. The book also painted a somewhat rosy picture of our political and bureaucratic structure and makes you believe that people like TT Krishnamachari, C. Last few pages of the books are very emotional as Verghese Kurien starts giving his final takes on few things and you realize that he’s leaving us in few pages.

Mar 19, Anil Tulsiram rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rather, the more monstrous the crisis, the more I am tempted to rush at it, grasp it by the horns and manoeuvre it until it gives me what I want! He was an engineer and always dreamed of a comfortable life and a job! Once this is done, the manager must then groom the successor most appropriate for the institution. It is also a window to the development of India post-independence.


It dram a sheer quirk of fat Architect of ‘Operation Flood’, the largest dairy development programme in the world, Dr Verghese Kurien has enabled India to become the largest milk producer in the world. At one instance where NZ officer threatens Dr Kurien to stop exporting Amul abroad, and claims that the global market ‘belongs’ to them, Kurien having already heard a lot earliersays ‘if all Indians were to spit, your tio will drown in it.

Any sensible government must learn to unleash the energy of its people and get them to perform instead of trying to get a bureaucracy to perform.

The book deascribes the journrey made by the verfhese of India”, Mr.

Image size per photo cannot exceed 10 MB. Krishnamachari, then commerce minister, ordered to cut down import of butter to protect Indian dairy industry and at the same time healed the chronic problem of shortage of foreign exchange reserve.

Multinationals drea also playing all their might to avoid any such cooperative model coming up anywhere.

The transformation story of increasing cream rural income by a double digit, bringing the power back to the people, and the sheer scale and spirit of all the project could do is just invariably inspiring and mind blowing. Kurien with this type of vision and with similar commitment, dedication and national spirit.

Through his examples of community run institutions viz. However, life had something else in store for him! In these memoirs, Dr U Kurien, popularly known as the ‘father of the white revolution’, recounts, with customary candour, the story of his life and how he shaped the dairy industry. The challenge is to put our talent, morality and courage to the right purposes, in the right direction.


I Too Had a Dream

You can get an idea of Amul’s succes from the following data available on Amul’s website. Later in the book, we find how Dr.

The Prime Minister, having agreed to these requests, asked him to meet the officials. Oct 01, Umair Mir rated it it was amazing. The ‘Anand pattern of cooperatives’were toi successful that, at the request of the Government of India, deeam set up the National Dairy Development Board to replicate it across India. There was continuous threat from Mr.

During these visits he met many interesting people, with whom his experiences have been shared. I asked for a piece of paper as an idea began forming in my mind. Though I haven’t done anything about it yet: Upload photo files with. Before reading this book I thought that Indira Gandhi was solely responsible for bringing the White Revolution.

I take the pleasure of writing review of this book. Failure is not about not succeeding, rather it is about not putting in your best effort and contributing, however modestlyto the common good.

We’ll contact you shortly. This is a great and inspirational book about a man and a country, one that deserves to be read by every Indian. Overall a simply written, heartfelt and inspiring book.