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Make it Big : Stories of Trials and Goals

Written by N. Kalyani, the book features fifteen achievers who excelled in their fields despite the odds, says Richa Bansal

Make it Big: Inspirational and Motivational Stories is a book filled with stories that inspire and motivate. These stories show how people faced tough challenges on their way to success and didn’t give up. The book wants you to believe in yourself and your dreams. It’s like a guide that says even when things are tough, keep going. And when it comes to impact, the book also features artists who have used their creative talents to craft their own stories of success. For example, Rupa Samaria is a fine practitioner of the dying art of ornithological paintings, installation creator, conservationist and teacher who has been working on creating awareness about birds of the Aravallis. The stories show that even when life is hard, you can still make a positive change and grow. The book reminds us that pursuing our dreams is a journey worth taking, no matter how hard it gets.

In life everyone needs motivation for achieving their goals. “Make it Big” is a compilation of 15 inspirational stories of achievers written by N. Kalyani, an experienced journalist. The achievers featured in the book have revealed, in their own words, how they have excelled in their fields despite the odds they faced in life. The achievers and influencers covered in the book include Dr Sweta C Saxena, Kuntal Kumar, Dr Manu Gupta, Suresh Kumar, Shehla Hashmi Grewal, Dr Rajani Rao, Ananthoo, Simi Rajan, Lakshmi Menon Bhatia, Dr Deepti Bhalla,

Dr Usha Prasad, Isaac Kehimkar, Dr AJT Johnsingh, Sushant Kalra and Dr Anjali Pathak. They are persons who have excelled in their chosen field because of their hard work and dedication, their passion and perseverance and their life choices.

Their journeys and achievements will inspire and motivate everyone to pursue and persevere and archive their goals one never dreamt of in their life. Everyone has the potential to achieve their life aspirations and goals but because of odds and without inspiration people may not achieve their goals in life. People can get inspiration when they read books like “Make it Big” – Inspirational and Motivational Stories of Achievers and Influencers.

There are fifteen chapters in the book, each chapter is dedicated to one of the fifteen achievers who achieved their passion and life goal. For example, Dr AJT Johnsingh, a wildlife expert has a passion for nature and wildlife, worked as faculty in Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun several years and retired as the Dean, Faculty of Wildlife.

Even after retirement he is doing great service for wildlife conservation and he is a dedicated conservationist. Mr Suresh Kumar is a miniature artist who has also designed several stamps, post marks and postal stationery N Kalyani has meticulously conceptualized and edited a very inspirational and motivational book for persons of all age groups. This is a must-read book for all. The book conceptualised and edited by N Kalyani is a must read. A bouquet of inspirational and motivational stories of fifteen achievers, each chapter is a study on how to chase your goals with grit, determination, diligence, and how to balance both personal and professional life. Each story is narrated in first person and the book captures the determination and perseverance of personalities from various walks of life. There are stories of personalities from the varied arts both performing and visual.

The path of hard work and accomplishment of musicologist and Carnatic music exponent Dr Usha Prasad; the journey of illustrator and designer Suresh Kumar; the challenges that Carnatic vocalist, Hindustani light music singer, and dancer of both the Kathakali and Mohiniattam dance forms, Dr Deepti Omchery Bhalla faced as she sought perfection across genres; the successful pivots of mural artist Simi Rajan; the Partition-impacted life of Shehla Hashmi Grewal, co-founder of the Jana