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A qualified Chartered Accountant running his own finance advisory firm. Mehul has wide experience in Finance and Information Management in varied industries Financial Services, Utilities and Information Services.

Mehul's experience ranges from working closely with the CEO of a Rs120 billion-mega utility as an Executive assistant to driving a team function in Oracle Projects as the Team Lead to creating and building valuations models and maintaining industry-wide databases.

29 March 2007

Book Review: In The Pond, Ha Jin

Book: In The Pond
Author: Ha Jin

The backdrop of the book is the corruption and politics in a plant where Shao Bin, the protagonist of the novel, works. This plant is in a small village where most of the people are uneducated.

A well written book that carries you through Shao's life at work when he is a middle cadre worker. It leads you through the time when he is not alloted better housing than his one room dormatory apartment because he did not bribe his superiors, and his wife critizing him for it; While others, junior to Shao, have larger apartment at the plant housing facilities.

Shao's struggle for recognition of his apptitude for art (calligraphy to be precise), and his eagerly to contribute his skills in this area is nicely intermingled in the struggle for a better life for this family.

In essense, its a nice refreshing change in language and fun to read.

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