Interview-2: Dr.V.Sundaram

(Dr.V.Sundaram is a senior-scientist in the Deputy Director grade at the Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. He did his PG in Chemistry at IIT, Mumbai and Ph.D. in Electrochemistry at Madurai Kamaraj University. He has been working at CECRI for the past 38 years.At present, he is heading Planning and Project Monitoring Group of CECRI. He is a great booklover, reads and collects books. He has a large number of books on Philosophy, Yoga, Health, Nature Cure and Spiritual aspects. He has donated more than 100 books to FASOHD Library at Karaikudi. He loves sharing the knowledge acquired from books with his friends and family.)

You are a scientist. Outside of Science & Technology, what are your interests? What type of books you read?
I developed the habit of extra reading from the age of 13. In the earlier years I was attracted by historical novels and later to crime novels. Then changed to Philosophy and Self-Improvement.

What book did you read last?
‘Unlimited Power’ by Anthony Robins and ‘Who will Cry when you die’ by Robin Sharma.

You are busy man. How do you find time to read books or when do you generally read books? Is there a specific time which you devote to books?
I carry books wherever I go. When I have to wait at the railway station, at the bus stand, at the departmental stores and at the banks. The late-running of trains or buses will not bother me. And at night, I read from 10 pm to 11.30 pm.

Which are your all-time favourite books?
Kalki’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, Sandilyan’s ‘Yavana Rani’, ‘Kadal Puraa’ (all Tamil historical novels). ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle. All books of Isha Yoga Centre, particularly, ‘Atthanaikkum Aasai Padu’, ‘Unakkul Oru Ragasiyam’ (both Tamil) and ‘Mystics and Musings’.

Your favourite authors?
Sandilyan and Sujatha (both popular Tamil writers).

Is there an unforgettable book in your life?
‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie.

Why do you call it unforgettable?
It changed my attitude towards moving with people .

Is there a book which you read again and again?
‘Unlimited Power’ by Antony Robbins and books of Isha Yoga Centre.

Is there a book or books which you feel everybody should read?
‘Unlimited Power’ and ‘Awaken the Giant within You’ by Anthony Robbins.

Thank you, Sir, thank you very much.

One Response to “Interview-2: Dr.V.Sundaram”

  1. Siva Says:

    GOOD ONE!!!

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