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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No amount of money, power could influence him to digress from the path of common good. He just had one idea – a very good idea – true development verghsse the development of men and women. There kruien nothing wrong in having a modern, private hospital in Bombay, or the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, kurieb other large medical institutions in our big cities. When Minoo sold the dairy to the Marwari gentleman who bought it only for its real estate valuethe first thing the Marwari did was to order the bust of Pestonjee, which graced the entrance, to be removed and thrown out.

Looking back one realises the significance and the fore sightedness of this great man where he truncates the erstwhile finance minister and present Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh for his policies. Singh, the Home Secretary gave Dr.

May 03, Manoj Kumar rated it it was amazing. The story is good and well written in accordance with events occured at that time.

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I Too Had a Dream by Verghese Kurien

Now, can I go? Kurien an institutuon builder in the land of burecaracy and nepotism. We showed them how it could be done. Books by Verghese Kurien. Along the way, Kurien had to battle corrupt bureaucrats and ministers as well as seemingly well-meaning detractors on the Left as well ddream Right.


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It also narrates how in times of difficulties, some important people were key in the sustainability of the project. And I am glad I finally picked it up. The book deascribes the journrey made by the “Milkman of India”, Mr. I was aware that Nazir Ahmed was deeply prejudiced against the Indian government.

Oct 01, Umair Mir rated it it was amazing. The co-operative movement, operation flood, revolutionized the Dairy industry in India! I had come there to get a management degree but I ended up getting an education.

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Thus the National Dairy Development Board was set up and Kurien led it much of his life replicating the ‘Anand model’ across India successfully and also setting up the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation to market the products of the cooperatives. Pestonjee knew his son well and left the management of only the Patna dairy to him. Kurien with this type of vision and with simi Dr. That is India for you. Kurien’s sense of humour was remarkable and I would literally laugh out loud reading Was greatly inspired by this book and for sometime often found myself mentioning instances from this book when topics regarding India’s development propped up and otherwise also.

Kurien devoted his entire life and energy for the development of the nation in his own way. While the positive sid ‘I too had a dream’ by Dr. An institution where people have their identity, they decide what to do how to do.

His run ins with private milk producers, reluctant Tata group and scrupulous milk powder importer The book offers an interesting perspective on the milk revolution in India from the point of Mr Kurien who is considered an architect of the same and dedicated his life to the building brands like Amul and Mother Dairy The bigger over arching theme in the book is Mr Kurien’s love for co-operatives and how he believes that these are the only business structures that can bring salvation to the country.


Kurien to make not only Amul but also other institutions where he contributed specially the National Dairy Board. Though I haven’t done anything about it yet: Best of all non fiction books I read this year. Jan 05, Venkata Prasanth rated it really liked it. Email required Address never made public.

The story of Amul, NDDB, GCMMF, IRMA all go to show his optimism about the future of India, he believes that it is possible veghese remove all the evils like corruptionif at the helm we s strong headed and stout headed people e who will not bow and will never compromise the larger interest of the common man. The book is engagingly written and easily readable.

Return to Book Page. Kurien earned the trust and confidence of prime minister, cabinet ministers of successive Indian governments, which helped him in bringing multiple reforms vsrghese Operation Flood. I was informed that the Indian Army needed milk powder, and they asked me how much we could provide and how soon.

Most important thing is that as a young engineer he started on this journey unsure, rather unwilling and kind of misplaced, but his attributes mentioned above along with the power of the people of India made this journey a great success.

The government ought not to get into businesses. He started as an apprentice at a reputed company in India. Upload photo files with.

Oct 02, Parth Agrawal rated it it was amazing. This book portrays his fondness towards farmers and their welfare in selling produced milk in other p This book was on my to-read list for a really long time.