It is a very engaging story of a young man venturing out in an unknown world . As the story unfolds over forty years the protagonist is filled out in flesh and blood as his struggles and achievements are tempered with each other. The narration is racy, simple, honest and very endearing. I read it in one go. The character of Sanjiv comesContinue reading “Review by Archana Lal”
“Best of luck. Your thought to impart the knowledge you’ve gained in striving for and achieving success in life is a correct one . Your life’s journey as described so vividly in your book, was not only amazing but also full of incidences portraying uncertainty, hope, determination and a strong will to achieve. Your courage of conviction is amazing. Our best wishes and prayers are always there for you”
General Gaurav SJB Rana,
Chief of Army Staff, Nepal (Retd)
Sanjiv Lall’s entertaining biography, Rubies in my Ear, is an attempt to write a modernised, secular conversion story. Just as evangelicals told their life story to inspire others, so does Sanjiv Lall but with an important difference. While evangelicals sought to persuade others to commit their life to God, Continue reading “Review by Mark Wilson”
Having known Sanjiv for many years in Ranchi, before he ventured out to New Zealand, which was one of the low phases in his life.He never really mentioned much about his earlier life in Europe as he is very much an introvert. Reading his book and going through his life’s crazy journey, Continue reading “Review by Umang Kapur”
Its an honest unapologetic account of a life with many ups and downs. the anecdotal , unself conscious style makes great reading. I truly found it hard to put down!
Review disclaimer: I have know Sanjiv (Bablu) pretty much most of my life. We were in boarding school together, kept in touch during college days, during the many years we both were abroad, and then have been in regular touch since we both returned to India. Continue reading “Review by Sonny Chhatwal”
Rubies in My Ears – Review Informative, Racy, Sensitive, Educative – an engrossing roller coaster ride of a colourful, and very diverse life across many global cities, cultures and relationships with a life Essence / Spirit that has overcome innumerable personal & professional challenges.
Rubies in my Ears is an amazing saga of the loves, travels, defeats and successes of Sanjiv T Lall. Following the words of Rudyard Kipling, emblazened on the walls of Lawrence School Sanawar – Send him to Sanawar and make a Man of Him – are the very word that have formed the actions of Sanjiv’s life . Continue reading “Review by Robin Nakai”
Travel is deeply ingrained in our psyche. The world wouldn’t be what it is today if humans hadn’t ventured out of Africa a long time ago. This is a migrant’s story, someone who ventured out of his homeland, embraced the challenges and opportunities that came his way and made an honest attempt to give it his best shot. Continue reading “Review by Sonny P Kumar”
Sanjiv Lal, a Baby Boomer has published a fascinating account of his extraordinary life – the kind of life that would be the envy of most Millennials! The author, a self-confessed “ordinary student” (who studied at Lawrence School Sanawar and St. Xavier’s college), appears to have lived many lives in just one. Continue reading “Review by Rakesh Khanna”