This is the vivid account of a Planner from India, covering his life, work and experiences in seven countries: India, Tanzania, Zambia, Guyana, The Gambia, Malawi and Nepal, covering a span of over 40 years. The book, as all memoirs invariably do, emphasises more on the work done by the author and to a certain extent trumpets the glory of his achievements. But much more than that, it has succinctly and unashamedly mentioned the blunders and mistakes he had committed in his professional work and life - something not commonly observed in memoirs!
As a Planner, inevitably, the author has targeted the book mainly (but not exclusively) for people in the planning field, though any outsider interested in planning would find it readable. The book, by no means, is strictly professional or technical stuff. It is written in a lucid, flowing and simple language.But above all what makes it more interesting are the family stories, humourous episodes and many anecdotes described all through the book.