Sudha Murthy is a renowned Indian author, philanthropist, and social worker. She was born on August 19, 1950, in Shiggaon, a small town in the Indian state of Karnataka. She was raised in a middle-class family and was encouraged to pursue her education. She graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology in Hubli.
After completing her education, Murthy worked as an engineer for several years before she became interested in writing. She wrote her first book, “Dollar Bahu,” in 2000, which became a bestseller and established her as a popular author. She has since written several other books, including “Wise and Otherwise,” “The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk,” and “How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories.”
Apart from her writing, Sudha Murthy is also known for her philanthropy and social work. She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, which is involved in a variety of social causes such as education, healthcare, and rural development. She has also established several schools, orphanages, and other charitable organizations to help underprivileged communities.
Thankfully, Sudha Murthy is still alive and active in her career as an author and philanthropist. She has received several awards for her contributions to literature and social work, including the Padma Shri in 2006 and the R.K. Narayan Award in 2009. Her work continues to inspire and influence people all over the world.
It is the desire to live eternally. Every day, we encounter people dying but we always think that death will never come to us.
A Cuckoo should never dance and a Peacock should not try to sing! (Acknowledge all the troubles and failures in our lives.)
A fire cannot be extinguished with another fire. It is only water that can make a difference.
At twenty, if you are not an idealist, then you don’t have a heart. And if you continue being an idealist at forty, then you don’t have a brain.
Confidence doesn’t mean that everything will go our way. It simply gives us the ability to accept failures that we will inevitably meet on our path and move forward with hope.
Each patient is precious. Be careful. If a patient dies, it is just one more hospital death for the doctor. But for the unfortunate family, it is a permanent loss.
Experience has taught me that honesty is not the mark of any particular class nor is it related to education or wealth. It cannot be taught at any university. In most people, it springs naturally from the heart.
I can give you many examples of people who may not have studied much but have done well for themselves because they believed they could.
I knew then that to come up in life you require talent, hard work, aggression and connections.
If you try to please everyone, you will please no one. It is impossible to lead your life for others’ happiness.
In an effort to teach myself self-restraint and self-control, I decided that until I completed my engineering degree, I would wear only white saris, refrain from sweets, sleep on a mat and take baths with cold water. I aimed to become self-sufficient; I would be my best friend and my worst enemy. I didn’t know then that such a quote already existed in the Bhagavad Gita where Krishna says, ‘Atma aiva hi atmano bandhu aatma aiva ripu atmanah’.
It is very difficult to earn trust. It takes years to build and it can be destroyed in an instant by one bad deed. Trust requires an enormous amount of integrity and you have to prove every time that you are worthy of it. I am very grateful to our society and community.
Life is an exam where the syllabus is unknown and question papers are not set. Nor are there model answer papers.
Many a times there is no perfect solution for a given problem. No solution is also a solution. Everything depends upon how you look at it. We make judgements on others depending upon what we think of them.
Money is one thing which rarely unites and mostly divides people.
Money should come slowly over a period of time. Then only does one respect it. Whether it’s a man or a woman, earning too much money in too short a period is as bad as excess liquor.
Quantitatively speaking, ‘conversation’ is inversely proportional to economic standing. If you are traveling in a bus, your fellow passengers will get into a conversation with you very quickly and without any reservation. If you are traveling by first class on a train, people will be more reserved. If you are traveling by air, then the likely hood of getting into a conversation is quite small. If you are in first class on an international flight then you may travel 24 hours without exchanging a single word with the person sitting next to you.
She says the secret to her positivity lies in the simplest of things: gratitude for each and every simple pleasure of life.
There is a difference between loneliness and solitude. Loneliness is boring, whereas in solitude you can inspect and examine your deeds and your thoughts.
Usually, people who are sensitive need more time to understand the real world.
Vision without action is merely a dream; action without vision is merely passing time; but vision and action together can change the world.
We can give our children only two things in life which are essential. Strong roots and powerful wings. Then they may fly anywhere and live independently. Of all the luxuries in life, the greatest luxury is getting freedom of the right kind.
We should always have some aim in life which we must try to achieve while being of help to others.
When a doctor makes a mistake, a person goes six feet below the ground. When a judge makes a mistake, a person is hung six feet above the ground. But when a teacher makes a mistake, the entire batch of students is destroyed. Don’t ever look down on teachers.
When someone gets cheated, that person gets upset not because they have lost money but because he or she realizes that they have been foolish enough to be tricked by someone.
Who is the best friend to a man and a woman? The answer is: “A wife to her husband and a husband to his wife.”
With my experience in life, I want to tell you that having good relationships, compassion and peace of mind is much more important than achievements, awards, degrees or money.
A wife’s and husband’s relationship is like that of best friends
Class does not mean huge possession of money.
Give your children two things in life: Strong roots and powerful wings
Good relationships, compassion and peace of mind is more important than achievements.
Having good relationships, compassion, and peace of mind is much more important than achievements, awards, degrees, or money.
It is important to believe in yourself even if your grades are low.
Men can do certain things and women other things. Men and women are complementary to one another. One need not prove one’s strength.
One should stick to what they can do best… Rich or poor, it is good to do our work and stay fit. Struggle is Life!
There is less unison over money and more division.
Too much money in too little time is just like excess liquor
Trust is difficult to earn and easy to destroy.
Suddenly Yudhisthira saw a yaksha approaching him. The being sat in front of him and began firing questions rapidly at him.
I realized then that only diseases and not honesty and integrity are passed down to the next generation through genes.
You should not be so sensitive. Sensitive people suffer a lot in life.