After the tremendous success of ‘Reality Bytes – The Role of HR in Today’s World’, in English and Hindi, Aparna Sharma’s second book, ‘Between U & Me’, is a genuine endeavor to share with the readers, ‘extraordinary lessons’ from ‘ordinary people’.
All of us encounter obstacles or face challenges in our lives. As the challenges become complex, quite naturally, we feel the need for motivation. While self-help and inspirational books are available aplenty, most of them sketch the journey of the who’s who or celebrities whose advice, though genuine, is difficult to follow for common people.
“But why should we take inspiration from celebrities alone?”asks Aparna Sharma.“Since it is human nature to share and learn from others, why not seek advice from ‘ordinary’ but experienced people around us, who can guide us effectively and practically to resolve our problems?”
It is with this thought that Aparna has written the book, ‘Between U & Me’. What makes Aparna Sharma’s book stand out is that unlike the norm, she does not use the lives of famous personalities to draw inspiration. Rather, the book portrays the real-life stories of the people around her, who have inspired her and made a positive difference to her life– from her educational to personal and professional life. The protagonistsof this book, are so-called ‘ordinary’ people, but each is an achiever in his/her own right. In simple, lucid language, they have chronicled their life journeys, the circumstances and challenges they faced with tenacity to reach the pinnacles of success, for the benefit of the readers.
From an octogenarian former editor of the first English women’s magazine in India, to an entrepreneur who applies the ancient knowledge given by Chanakya to the business world, to a household help, tested by circumstances but firm in spirit, to a young, guitar-strumming renunciate, they span generations and are from different age groups and strata of society. However, the common thread that runs between them is, their attitude towards life and the fact that the transformation they brought in their lives, began with themselves.
Some of these stories will leave you teary-eyed ,a few will make you ponder over the unjust norms of society while others will leave you marvelling at the sheer persistence of these people in the face of all odds. But all of them will, no doubt, change your perspective towards life and leave you motivated and empowered to take on your own challenges and rise above your situation.
Each reader will find in the book, something that will resonate with his/her life, either personal or professional, making it a must-read for people of all ages, as well as a wonderful gift.The best part of the book is that the reader can revisit the book any time he/she feels the need for much-required encouragement.
The extraordinary qualities of these people exist within each one of us too. All that is needed is for us to get in touch with them, brush off the layers of conditioning or neglect, and polish them to a shine. So, here’s wishing the readers success in letting their inner strength shine through, just like the people in this book!
The book is published by Vishwakarma Publications.
Felicitated with the "Woman Achiever Award 2018” by Indian Women Convention (IWC),“MTC Global Outstanding Corporate Award for Excellence in Human Resources” during the 6th Annual Global Convention –SANKALP 2016, “Women Achievers Award" by World HRD Congress & Institute of Public Enterprise in 2013, “HR Super Achiever Award” by Star News at the 20th World HRD Congress 2012 amongst many others, Aparna is a passionate learner in her journey of over 21 years of intense and expansive HR work. In her diverse roles, Aparna has successfully been a learning partner, mentor and coach to leaders, leadership teams and organisations to build competencies, learning abilities and nimbleness for achieving purposeful performance.
|SR No.||NAME OF PLACE||NAME OF organization||DATE||DETAILS|
|1||Mumbai||Book Launch at TSCFM||25/05/2018|| With Shri Ranjit Shahani, Vishal Soni, Ashwin Pasricha,
Guruji Dhyanshree Shailesh,
Raj Khilnani, Yogita Vaidya & Dr.Adil Malia.
|2||Mumbai||Book Launch at
Mumbai Press Club
|26/05/2018||With P.Venkatraman, Guruji Dhyanshree Shailesh, Yogita Vaidya,
Smt.Vimla Patil, Raj Khilnani & Tanveer Shaikh
|3||Thane|| Book Launch at
Hiranandani Estate Club
|02/06/2018||With Shri N.M Sharma, Tanveer Shaikh, Shri Pheru Singh Ruhela,
Smt.Usha Sharma, Yogita Vaidya,Vandana Jadhav & Ashwin Pasricha
|4||Mumbai||Book Launch at Kitab Khana||08/06/2018||With Dr.Radhakrishnan Pillai, Vishal Soni & Ashwin Pasricha|
|5||Mumbai||Book Launch at Library- National Sports Club of India (NSCI)||09/06/2018||In Conversation with Tanveer Shaikh|
|6||Mumbai||Did You Read Today?- Book Lovers Club||10/06/2018||With Prabha Kishore & all members of the Club|
|7||Ahmedabad||“Laja” Forum||16/06/2018||With Nirali Shah, Smt.Kamini Rao & Asmita Gajjar|
|8||Ahmedabad||Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA)||16/06/2018||With Dr.T.V Rao & Paresh Kariya|
|9||Ujjain||St.Mary’s Convent School||07/07/2018||With Shri N.M Sharma, Guruji Dhyanshree Shailesh, Sister Roshan (Principal), Sister Marlyn (Vice Principal) & Yogita Vaidya|
|10||Pune||MIT School of Technology Management||19/07/2018||With Faculty & Librarian|
|11||Pune||“Between the Lines”, An Upohan Initiative||19/07/2018||With Advait Kurlekar, Veena Apte, Vijay Pusalkar & Kiran Deshpande|
|12||Pune||Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)||21/07/2018||With Faculty & Students|
|13||Mumbai||Aspiring Writers Community @SHEROES||25/07/2018||With participants|
|14||Mumbai||RebootHer||01/08/2018||With Anupama Kapoor & Participants|
|15||Pune||Book Launch @Gyan Adab Centre of Learning||10/08/2018||With Dr.Manisha Sharma, Yogita Vaidya, Tanveer Shaikh, Shri Pheru Singh Ruhela, Shri N.M.Sharma, Shri Randhir Khare, Smt.Jyoti Vaidya,Shri Subhash Vaidya & Vishal Soni|
|16||Mumbai||ITM Business School||11/08/2018||With Dr. Lakshmi Mohan - Director, Dr. Veni Nair - Assistant Director & Students|
|17||Lonavala||Institute for Future Education, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (iFEEL)||18/08/2018||With Director, Veteran, Wing Commander Sudhir Salunkhe & Students|
|18||Mumbai||NHRDN Mumbai Chapter||23/08/2018||With Dr.Bigyan Verma , Students & Members|
|19||Mumbai||2nd Employee Engagement and Experience Summit and Awards||24/08/2018||With Abidali Dossa, Speakers & Audience|
|20||Mumbai||“Being Woman Rocks” event||24/08/2018||With Rajika Kishore & Participants|
|21||Mumbai||Book Launch during Training Session on “Developing Women Leadership : A Roadmap to Success” by UN Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI)||31/082018||With Mr.Kamal Singh (Executive Director), Ms.Nasreen Khan & Participants|
|22||New Delhi||HR Conclave @Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB)||01/09/2018||With Director, Participants & Students|
|23||Kota||Book Launch @DCM Shriram Group||13/09/2018||With Shri V.K Jaitly (Sr.Vice President & Factory Head), Shri Kireet Joshi & Senior Management Team|
|24||Kota||Book Launch by Kota Divisional Employer’s Association & Small Scale Industries Association (SSI)||17/09/2018||With Shri V.K Jaitly,Shri Govind Ram Mittal, Shri B.L Gupta & Shri Amit Bansal|
|25||Kota||Book Launch by ISTD Kota Chapter||18/09/2018||With Ms.Anita Chauhan, Shri V.K Jaitly, Dr.M.L Agarwal & ISTD members|
|26||Chennai||Book Launch by Madras Management Association||21/09/2018||With Shri.Palam, Mr.Bhagwan, Mr.Ratheesh Iyer, Grp. Captn. VijayKumar & Shri Vijay Balaji|
|27||Chennai||Book Launch @Vakilsearch.com||22/09//2018||With Mr.Hrishikesh Datar, Mr.Niraj, Mr.Ashwath & employees|
|28||Mumbai||Online Book Launch during Webinar & FB Live session titled “ Be Ordinary but Live Extraordinary”||24/09/2018||Webinar by www.fuzia.com|
|29||Kolkata||Book Launch @Adamas University||27/09/2018||With Chancellor – Prof.Samit Ray, Vice-Chancellor, Deans, Faculty & Students|
|30||Pune||Book Reading @6th Pune International Festival (PILF)||28/09/2018||With curious book lovers|
|31||Pune||“Why buy my book” @6th Pune International Festival (PILF)||28/09/2018||With fellow Authors & curious book lovers|
|32||Mumbai||Book Launch & Sharing stories at Rotary Club of Mumbai-Downtown Sealand||03/10/2018||With the President, Dr.Bimal Malhotra & members of Rotary Club of Mumbai-Downtown Sealand|
|33||Mumbai||Book Launch during Leadership Summit & Awards 2018 by MORPHEUS Enterprises||05/10/2018||With Fellow Speakers & Audience|
|34||Gurugram||Book Launch during Conference on Indian Women Convention (IWC) & Women Leadership Awards 2018||06/10/2018||With Mr.Talees Rizvi, Fellow Speakers & Audience|
|35||Lagos, Nigeria||Book Launch @Primlaks Nigeria Ltd.||07/10/2018||With Chairman, M.D & Staff members|
|36||Bhopal||Book Launch @Vidyapeeth College||26/10/2018||With Director, Participants & Students|
|37||Bhopal||Book Launch@Oriental College||26/10/2018||With Director, Participants & Students|
|38||Rewa|| Book Launch during HR Conference
by Study Centre of HRD @APS University
|27/10/2018||With Vice-Chancellor, Director, Participants & Students|
|39||Bhopal||Book Launch by Club Literatti||28/10/2018||With Smt.Sarita Deoskar, Guruji Dhyanshree Shailesh, Tanveer Shaikh, Dr.Faiqa Saulat Khan, Ms.Seema Raizada & Ms.Asma Rizwan|
|40||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Book Launch @Daffodil International University||31/10/2018||With Director, Participants & Students|
|41||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Book Launch by Bangladesh Skill Development Institute (BSDI) & Bangladesh Organisation for Learning & Development (BOLD)||01/11/2018||With Director, Participants & Students|
|42||Chittagong, Bangladesh||Book Launch by East Delta University (EDU)||02/11/2018||With Vice-Chancellor, Director, Participants & Students|
|43||Chittagong, Bangladesh||Book Launch by Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM)||02/11/2018||With Office Bearers of BSHRM Chittagong Chapter & Participants|
|44||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Book Launch @United International University (UIU)||03/11/2018||With Vice Chancellor, Dean-Dr.F.A Sobhani, Participants & Students|
|45||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Book Launch by Institute of Personnel Management (IPM)||03/11/2018||With Mr. Md.Musharrof Hossain, Dr.F.A Sobhani ,Office Bearers of IPM & Participants|
|46||Mumbai||Book Launch during “Future of HR” Summit By MORPHEUS Enterprises||16/11/2018||With Fellow Speakers & Audience|
|47||Phulpur, Allahabad||Book Launch during Annual Day-2018 Celebrations Of Sanskar Public School||17/11/2018||With Founder, Chairperson, Dignitaries & Student Audience|
|48||Mumbai||Book Launch during “3rd Future Women Leader 2018 Summit” By Transformance Forums||23/11/2018||With Fellow Speakers & Audience|
|49||Hyderabad||Book Launch during ICBM-AMP Academic Excellence Awards 2018||24/11/2018||With Hon. Chief Guest, Director-ICBM, Faculty, Students, Award Recipients & Audience|
|50||Mumbai||Book Launch at Rotary Club of Mumbai Mid-City||28/11/2018||With President, Office Bearers & Members of Rotary Club of Mumbai Mid-City|
|51||Pune||Book Launch by NHRD Pune Chapter @MITCON Institute of Management||12/12/2018||With President, Office Bearers of NHRD Pune, Director & Faculty of the Institute|
|52||Delhi||Book Launch by NHRD Delhi & NCR Chapter @IFFCO Sadan||14/12/2018||With President & Office Bearers of NHRD Delhi & NCR Chapter|
|53||Delhi||Book Launch @Indian HR Convention & HDM Awards 2018||15/12/2018||With Mr.Talees Rizvi, Fellow Speakers & Audience|
|54||Thane||Book Launch@LinkedIn Local Thane- 2nd Edition||22/12/2018||With Ms.Shweta Ojha & participants|