Interview taken by Niyati Rana (Reporter DNA Ahmedabad).
The following matter is taken from the DNA Ahmedabad Newspaper.
Trinadh hopes book will help students understand real impression of mgmt edu
IRMA student-cum-author says
MBA is not everything in life
A final year student at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) is the latest to join the club of management students turning novelists. B Naga Trinadh`s first book, titled `The Rascal`s Life`, hit bookstands on February 25.
According to the author, the book is written to make MBA aspirants go beyond management education and sends across the message he believes in - Don`t follow the herd mentality, follow you passion and choose your career.
"Estimates say around 7 lakh students aspire to get admission in topnotch B-schools in the country. My message to all such aspirants is to know the truth behind promises made by B-schools before following the herd mentality and joining them," says Trinadh.
"The book deals with questions like - Is management education a passport to a king-size life? Does a Bschool tag really take your life on a rollercoaster ride? Does an MBA degree really gift you Armanis and Ferraris? The novel takes the reader through the ups and downs of the protagonist - Ashok Kumar,who like lakhs of students wants to get into an IIM, but fails. However, he still holds on to his dreams, including getting Sapna, his girlfriend who gets into an IIM," said Trinadh explaining the plot of the fictional novel.
Trinadh hopes that the book will help students understand the real impression of management education in India. Trinadh also hopes to send across a message that even if you do not make it to a top B-school, it`s not the end of life, but rather, a new beginning. "There is no life where there is no passion.