Book Purchase: Naa Ishtam

Last week, I went to a book store for some stationery needs. I stumbled upon a stack of RGV‘s recent book, Naa Ishtam. Thanks to the media coverage, I heard a lot of  (good as well as bad) things about the book already. Serving my curiosity, I flipped a few pages in the store and decided to buy the book. One thing is uncertain at that time though: Is this book a work of fiction, biography, philosophy or light reading?

Once home, this book stayed bedside and helped me kill the longer minutes between almost back to back night meetings. I might have covered only 30% of the book so far (that is one good feature – this book is not a story, it is a collection of thoughts, by many people, across many chapters) yet developed a liking for it.

To summarize, the chapters authored by RGV are exactly like his movies: A few lines I like very much and few others I love to hate. The chapters by others provoked more thought: how a person is experienced by others around him at various stages of his life so far. Photos compiled in the book are a good treat for his movie lovers.

I will for sure try to get enough time to complete the rest of the book before the end of the year.

By Raju Alluri

Blogging on my personal site since 2006, I try to cover both personal and work related events and thoughts in this blog. You can reach me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

1 comment

  1. “na ishtam” is a good book as case study material … where ramu had reveled his memories either good or bad…

    I am sure that majority of the people shall not be understanding the words of satyendra like me;

    …will have to repeat again to understand it that might be the reason why ramu had not translated it…

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