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Vijay Santhanam @ INDIA CLUB on Friday, 16th August

India Club is delighted to host the Singapore Launch of “A Stroke of Luck", the autobiography of Vijay Santhanam , the famous author of “If Cricket is a religion, Sachin is God”.

When Vijay Santhanam was afflicted with a stroke at the age of 41, he was paralyzed on the right side of his body. He couldn’t move without help and he couldn’t speak at all. But he soon realized that his powers of reasoning/thought were not lost to him. And he garnered his spirit and willpower within him to work at regaining his health and faculties; a stroke wasn’t going to get him down. Vijay goes on to get back to work, to write two books on one of the biggest passions of his life—cricket, a sport that was one of his greatest inspirations while in hospital and on the road to recovery, and to teach at IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow. One of those books was the best-seller about his cricketing hero called, “If Cricket is a religion, Sachin is God".
This is the inspiring story of a man who didn’t waste time bemoaning his fate; his immediate agenda was to understand what could make him healthy again and to start with, to return to the life he’d known before as a regional head of marketing in a multinational company in Singapore. My Stroke of Luck: Alphabet to Author is Vijay’s journey through long, sometimes painful, and often frustrating, months of therapy, relearning the alphabet and learning new strengths: emotional, mental and physical.
Vijay’s attempt is not to describe the human brain and how it works in a scientific manner but to celebrate a man’s inspiring journey. He believes when a human being is confronted by a big crisis, often she/he summons all her/his spirit and willpower to fight back and win. His story is testimony and an eloquent example of it.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Time : Friday, August 16th 2013; 6:30-9pm
Venue : The Arcadia (Function Room) 241 Arcadia Road
Nearest MRT Botanic Gardens

Light refreshments will be served

Attendance Fee
For INDIA CLUB members (including on-the-spot sign-ups) - free; (New membership on-the-spot @ $150)
For non-INDIA CLUB members - $ 15 per person

Please note we can accept payments by cheque or in cash only.

Email to

Rittika 85185774

Warm regards

Events Committee

V Santhanam

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