Verdict: ☆☆☆☆☆ A non-fiction book based on real life incidents. A must read book for all those who want to Pursue higher studies any time and at any age…. A well researched book
About The Author: An IIM-Calcutta alumnus, Disha loves to express herself through her poems and short stories. Be it travelling with friends, philosophizing on life, working on a social project through her NGO or cooking for her family, Disha comes across as a multi-faceted person with an energetic smile. My Beloved’s MBA Plans is her debut novel.
About The Book: My Beloved’s MBA Plans is a collection of engaging stories with a common thread running through all of them – How much are you willing to give to fulfil your MBA dream? Will you be willing to give up a cushy job and start from scratch? Will you be willing to stay apart from your spouse? Will you be willing to uproot your family from a well-settled life?
Read on to discover how Vivek’s MBA course turns out to be quite an adventurous journey with his wife Divya and their two kids. For Arpita, it is a second chance at love. Payal and Nitin make the campus their home while Geet faces a tragic loss. Join Suraj and Priya as they break away from the family business to carve out a path for themselves and discover how Rahul and Dimple spend an unusual honeymoon. These are just a few stories from this colorful collection set against the backdrop of life on campus and aspirations for an MBA degree.
The book is a ride through different shades of life and experiences. Whether you are single or married, this book is an absolute must read for anyone who wishes to take an unconventional decision in life.
Review: “My Beloved MBA Plan” by Disha is a collection of Stories based on real life incidents. A well researched book for all those people who want to study leave their career. This book will take you on an Adventurous journey of people who are balancing between their Studies and Family. It is a journey of all those people who want to pursue MBA no matter what and with the help of their family and spouses. It is true one can study whenever he/she wish to study without and constrain of Time and Age. There are 16 well written stories.
Story 1 : Some people believe that dream of further studies gets over when they are married and have kids. But it’s not true. This story will make you understand one can pursue the dream of higher studies after marriage also with proper planning. This story is an inspiration for all these people. Vivek wanted to Study MBA but he was married and had twin kids. How well Vivek and his wife Divya managed it with kids is the highlight of the story.
Story 2: Arpita was in Trauma because of a failed marriage. Suddenly she decided for further studies to forget the past and fulfil her desired dreams. It was a treat for her. She falls in love and got her dream fulfilled. It is a fact, your life never comes to end with some bad phase. You can move on in life and pursue your dreams. It is a nice challenge for you.
Story 3: What happens when you take risks and leave your family business for the sake of your dreams. Suraj wanted to fulfil his dream of pursuing an MBA for this, he left his family business. Priya his wife, supported her. The story teaches you when you work Hard you will achieve your Goal. One needs to take risks in order to pursue dreams.
Story 4: When you marry your alliance arrange by your parents you often feel that all your dreams are shattered. But sometimes it’s a boom in disguise. This is what the story all about. Monali married Mangesh and wanted to pursue an MBA. Mangesh not only appreciated her wife’s decision but also helped her in all possible ways. A nice story.
Story 5: This is one of the unique story. I felt as if, I am reading a fairy tale. If it is a real life incident I feel every wife should get husband like this. When God and the support of your love is there you can win all the obstacles that come in the way of your dreams. Vidhi is very lucky to have a husband like Gaurav who understood his dreams and helped her in fighting all the obstacles patiently.
Story 6: Sometimes you take a decision for your loved ones which change your path completely. Nitin had to change his future career path just for his wife Payal and his kid Anuj. Although it was Risk taking but later it gave him good result. It is not about what choices you take, It is about the consequences which becomes successful later.
Story 7: It is another sweet story where Career and Marriage took place at the same time and you have to manage both. Long distance relationship with career is the highlight of the story. Rahul and Dimple got married and Rahul had to leave Dimple immediately to study MBA. How Dimple managed it and supported her husband.
Story 8: It is a story of a middle class family where girls are just educated for the sake of Suitable husband. What happens when Shrishti goes out of the way to pursue her dreams agreeing on condition which may or may not help her cause. It is the story of Trust, faith, Love and mutual understanding.
Story 9 : After Settled with a successful career, You decided to experiment something with your life sometimes is dangerous. But life is always doing Adventure. This is what this story teaches us. Amit and Renee were well settled with their career suddenly Amit decided to do MBA and Renee decided to join him. They faced Problems but with the support of each other they faced all the problems.
Story 10: This story deals with trust and support in a long Distance relationship. One should patiently handle this matter in order to fulfil their dreams. That's what Sonam and Suhas did.
Story 11: When both the partners have common dream and in order to fulfil their dream they had to live separately. Will their relationship survive? This is the story of trust and support on each other’s choices and judgement in order to fulfil a dream. This is what is done by Sakshi and Pranab. Although they had an arrange marriage.
Story 12: This is a very emotional story so far. When you want to pursue your dream and suddenly something happens and you have to leave your dream. But one should never leave hope. Geet wanted to pursue MBA but due to sudden illness of his father she could not pursue her dreams. But she did not lose hope, struggled hard and fulfilled her dreams. She handled the tough times and gained respect of everyone.
Story 13: There are lots of people who go abroad to pursue their career but later decide to come back to India and start fresh. This is such story where Raj wanted to leave all the luxuries of Canada and want to pursue his dream and settle in India. His wife Simran also supported him, although she had to leave his job and start fresh. A wonderful story of love and support.
Story 14: It is a story of a child who brought up by a single parent with the help of their grandparents. What happened when it’s time to give them love and affection and you are busy pursuing your dream? Sometimes we realize the value of the person when we are far away from them. We thought we had achieved heights, yet we have not given our love to the person who matters the most.
Story 15: It is a similar story of pursuing dreams and long distance relationship but it is also supported each other and respecting each other’s need and passion and fulfilling them till the end. Geetika and Tarun were a lovely couple who supported each other in pursuing their dream.
Story 16: Sometimes when you are in the same department you face comparisons which are very difficult to bear. This is what Puja and Sunil were facing. Suddenly you left the career for pursuing higher studies. This is the story of Life’s challenges and difficulties and adjusting themselves to these difficulties and strongly coming out of these difficulties with the support of each other.
These 16 stories are an inspiration for all those who have left their dreams and aspirations. If you have a dream, never lose hope. Struggle and fight the difficulties and with the support of your loved ones you will surely fulfill your dream. Despite the common theme of the story is MBA, I would recommend to all the readers who want to pursue their dreams. One can pursue their dream at any time and at any age. A wonderful book by the Author. All the best Disha for a lovely book.
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