WHAT'S INSIDE Ladder of success and Verses from a nightingale

Ladder of success

Vetrippadi-k-kattu, Part 1 – H. Vasanthkumar – Vetri Foundation, 14, Railway Border First Street, Kaveri Nagar, Saidapet, Chennai 600015. Contact 09840047813, – Rs 150.

The author enumerates, with interesting examples, qualities vital for progress in life. He should know, having overcome odds to carve a niche for himself in society through hard work. The content was serialised on Vasanth TV, which the writer presented every day. Response from viewers encouraged him to compile the snippets into a book. Perseverance, dedication, determination, self-confidence, humility… Vasanthkumar lists all these and many more that shape a man’s personality, who attains the status of a leader. Colourful illustrations make the volume attractive. The author promises to return soon with the second part.

Verses from a nightingale

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Renowned singer Vani Jayaram comes across as a poetess in this slim volume that begins with ‘Maiden Effort.’ Both diction and style are captivatingly simple. Some poems do have a situation explained in the form of footnotes. The last few pages contain black and white photographs capturing some high points in the career of musician Vani.

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