Review : Mother Pious Lady – Making sense of Everyday India by Santosh Desai

Mother Pious Lady – Making sense of Everyday India is a candid look at middle class India, the superficial external changes which hide how some things still remain the same. In the chapter “Global Dreaming” he writes about how the difference in the opinions of the directors , professors of IIMs and the alumni of the IIMs.  The alumni of the IIMs who were very well placed in high paying jobs wanted to build the IIMs as a global brand, but the directors and professors who had access to limited resources were more realistic.  There is a significant difference between the hype and reality, and it is important to distinguish between the two.  Most chapters in the book are less than three pages, making this book an easy read. 

Mother Pious Lady – Making sense of Everyday India

By Santosh Desai

Pages: 380

Published in 2010 by Harper Collins Publishers India