Between You and Me: Flight to Societal Moksha by Atul Khanna





A young soul trapped in an old body.

A ticking clock slower than time.

Can this be the ironic destiny of 600 million bright and young Indians? Are we born free and yet trapped by our circumstances?

Between You and Me is a conversation that makes the reader ponder about the much-needed transformational changes for the twenty-first century. Why should we get up to act only when we are pushed to the corner? After all, a stitch in time saves nine. Could it be that the parameters of economics, administration, democracy, and social and political constitutions were all ideated and executed for another era? Will tinkering with these institutions help or are fresh ideas needed?

Encompassing an extensive discussion and analysis of what comprise our society-government, economy, education, healthcare, science, technology and so on-this book gives the reader a holistic view of India and helps in deriving solution-oriented ideas for a new societal design and structure which will ensure a thriving democracy. It presents the hope and aspiration of an ancient society that wants to break through the colonial legacy and land safely into the future. It is a gripping petition with operating models for redefining the citizen’s role-from the audience to the hero-which, if implemented, would bring societal moksha of peace, power and prosperity.



A much needed conversation about the society in book-form. The book leaves you in awe from the foreword itself with it’s extensive vocabulary and ideas. The book is all about the society and how should we deal with it. In the end of every chapter there are some bullets to get the gist of it. The book has been written phenomenally, friendly and sometimes of a sarcastic tone. The book is all about where we are wrong with examples from the past and all that is going on right now.

The author’s way of jotting down the book with such intricate details and observation is really commendable. The book is a long read but really is interesting with so many things to learn/know and apply. A book we need to read to see where we could lead the society to.

The best thing is there are simple solutions to every problem to. The detailing of everything really makes it interesting. How we need to progress and develop our society more. The cover is simple and goes along well. The title is rather witty and intriguing.

A  This book makes you think a lot about the society. The book has been written well just as a conversation. The way it has been written down is really commendable with detailing and such great vocabulary. A thought provoking book our society needs.


Overall -4/5.

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