The day I stopped Drinking Milk


Meeting countless people as she travels across the country as a writer, social worker and teacher, Sudha Murty listens to their captivating stories and recalls her experiences “from here and there” in her latest book, The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk. She shares the heart-warming story of Chitra, a young girl she gave shelter to, after finding her alone and ticketless in a train headed to Bangalore. In another story, the author tells us about Rahman, a Muslim boy brought up like a son by a Hindu family; and in another story - in a drought-stricken village in Karnataka, a middle-aged woman provides bathing water to people who use stones instead of soap. And in the title story, Dr Murty shares how visiting a poor family in Orissa made her stop drinking milk. The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk is a collection of 23 stories that are endearing and inspirational and are told with utmost simplicity.


  • ISBN-13: 978-93-81215-69-2
  • Publisher: booksTALK
  • Publication Date: 01/01/2013
  • Duration: 264 Minutes
  • Version: Unabridged
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Sudha Murthy was born on 19 August 1950, and received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology, standing first in her class and receiving a gold medal from the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Thereafter, she completed an M.E. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, standing first in her class and receiving a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers. She started her career as a Development Engineer with TELCO (now Tata Motors). She taught computer science to BSc. and MCA students at a college affiliated with Bangalore University. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation. She has founded several orphanages, participated in rural development efforts, supported the movement to provide all Karnataka government schools with computer and library facilities, and established the 'The Murthy Classical Library of India' at Harvard University. She is a prolific writer in Kannada and English and a columnist for English and Kannada dailies with 30 books and 136 titles to her credit – novels, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. Her body of work in Kannada has been published in several Indian languages. Mrs. Murty has been honored with awards for her philanthropic and literary efforts.

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    • Mohit Jul 11, 2014
    • Nice Audio Book

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      When I was listening the stories, I really felt most of these stories we would have come across, but I didn't get cut while listening, probably the way narrator put them. The stories made me think in a different aspect about various people that I met. Really nice to listen good audio book.

    • Ihita Dec 21, 2013
    • Beautiful story

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      First two chapters of this book are excellent and are very inspiring. It teaches us lot many points of humanity. Some stories are historical and so the audiobook couldn't generate that much impact. It is a very good collection of incidents. . provokes you to listen the next chapter. . . With simple and lucid English you can listen the audiobook without any boredom... Her observation powers are wonderful and I am glad that she has written this book for the benefit for everyone. It’s what every mother would want to teach her child. In all, an amazing audiobook.

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