Saturday, February 01, 2014

Karma Kurry - Review

“Together as One we can Right every Wrong”. In this energizing book the founders of the Joy of Giving, KarmaVeer, KarmaYuga and REX movements bring together enthralling life stories of Karmaveer award recipients.
We believe that every human has a hero within; a courageous, compassionate being who has the power to create a better, more humane world. The compelling stories in this book are of ordinary citizens who have unleashed the spirit within, with extraordinary consequences, radically changing society for the better. Their ideas for action and their stories will inspire you at a profound level. They are everyday women and men who have taken their defeats and adversities and turned them into laudable actions for transformation. 
The list includes globally eminent names like Meera Sanyal, Michael Norton, Arun Maira, Bill Drayton and Kumi Naidoo as well as unsung heroes like Lakshman Singh, Thangsingh Chinkholal and many others. Irrespective of their field, these are people who have reached out beyond their own life to help others, to be and to lead the change by practicing Individual Social Responsibility. In Karma Kurry, their stories have been gathered to inspire all of us to recognize the power of one: our own power to be a champion of change, reinforce the positive in society and leave an imprint on the sands of time.

About the Author
Jeroninio Almeida (Jerry) is a Teacher, celebrated inspirational Orator & motivational speaker, social entrepreneur and a highly sought Management consultant, Leadership Trainer & Life Coach. Jerry is also the founder and driving force behind the International Confederation of NGOs (, the joy of giving, right every wrong and Karmaveer awards movements. His mission in life is to encourage Individual Social Responsibility by democratizing heroism and inspiring solid character. With Karma Kurry book series Jerry has plunged into writing thought provoking inspirational stories to awaken the hero and leader within people across the globe. 
Jyoti Nanda is a teacher, special educator, author, editor and certified life coach.

There is more to life than we believe. While we are too busy earning our livelihood, and spending time with our family and friends, relaxing and enjoying the pleasures of the urban ambiance, there are many who tread the not-too-easy path, sacrificing their own materialistic desires and chasing dreams and goals that are selfless and honest, without a tinge of greed. Yes, they do have the hunger, but then again, it’s not in filling up their own pockets with wealth and riches but in sharing whatever they have with the world to make it a prosperous place to live in. Pleasant and happy.

Karma Kurry’ traces the lives of several real life heroes who have taken significant steps for the benefit of society. Take for instance Sailesh Mishra, who performs the duty of a responsible son to several homeless elders, whose children and family have shunned them, or for that matter Subhasini Mistry, who fought poverty, and established a hospital with the sole aim to help the poor who otherwise suffer due to negligent treatment as they do not have the luxury of wealth. What is interesting that, even after their achievement, they still lead the same humble life that they have been living since years, grounded, and believing that their job is only half done.

These stories touch you, and inspire you. We idolize cricketers, movie stars, and other celebrities, trying to emulate their actions, aspiring to meet them and be like them someday. How often do we really think of the real heroes? Do we give much thought to the good deeds that they have been performing over the years, without craving for any sort of publicity or attention? Are they not the real heroes who we should support and worship, and try to follow?

Jeroninio Almeida and Jyoti Nanda integrate the stories of these brave-hearts, who were unfazed by initial failures, and kept striving hard to achieve their goals. Their hard work paid rich dividends as they finally reached their destinations, providing solution and help to several households and society at large. Social entrepreneurship adopted an all new meaning with the contribution of these stalwarts, expanding its reach and impacting the lives of thousands of people in a positive way.

The book talks about these heroes belonging to diverse fields. While you read about a doctor, you also come across a lawyer, a musician and even a person who had been jailed for two long decades. Along with them, there are also inspiring tales of people below the poverty line who defied the boundaries imposed by money and faced all obstacles courageously to accomplish their goals to make a mark on the society in a way that would affect several lives. Each of their story is an inspiration, and it makes you think, “If they can, why can’t I?”

Karma Kurry isn't a fiction. It’s about real people who are fighting out real battles, not for themselves, but for others. It’s perhaps, time for us to be a part of that battle, and make this world a better, beautiful and peaceful place to dwell in.

Title: Karma Kurry
Authors: Jeroninio Almeida, Jyoti Nanda
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Publication Year: 2013
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Genre: Fiction, Business
No. of Pages: 240
Price: Rs 250
My Rating: 4/5


  1. Sounds amazing. I'm most certainly picking this up.

    BTW, have you read 'Banker to the Poor' by Mohammed Yunus? It's an incredible book. Mohammed Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize awardee and is the founder of Grameen Bank (micro-finance) of Bangladesh. Must read, must have.

    1. I haven't read it. But surely would add it to my To-Read list now :-)