Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest, India, July 2010, by Ashok Mahadevan

Right Here Right Now BOOK: MUST READThe Difficulty of Being Good:On the Subtle Art of DharmaBy Gurcharan Das (Allen Lane, an imprint ofPenguin Books) Rs699.Gurcharan Das was amarketing man who spent30 years working formultinational companiesand who, after taking earlyretirement, brought out abestseller on India'seconomic boom. But in2002, Das, who'd readphilosophy and Sanskrit asan undergraduate atHarvard and who comesfrom a religious family,decided to study theMahabharata. He wasalmost 60, the age at whichone often becomes moreconcerned with the meaningof life.