Three cheers for....

Three cheers for....

About Me...

I'm an ex-Capt. (NDA-IMA)...left the army because of an accident (lost right shoulder and of course, the rest of it) hold of life...became a leftie...started driving and writing with left...took CAT & GMAT...joined and left ISB after 20 golden days...joined IIM Ahmedabad from there...PGP 2007 - 2009...currently in Hyderabad... Well, Life is iffy !!


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Quotes I live by...

  • Stretch out your limits once a while...lest you lose your elasticity... (recent offhand thought)
  • It's better to burn out, than fade away (Neil Young)
  • This too shall pass...
  • Shit happens...Life Goes on... (adapted from Forrest Gump)
  • Don't be sad, it's glad, it happened !!
  • He Knows not his own strength, who hath not met adversity - Ben Johnson
  • Do whteva you want...Don't get caught !! (NDA)
  • Rules are like rulers...some can be bent, others can be broken :)

Friday, October 9, 2015


Yes, my book is out there now. It has been a long persistent effort over the last couple of years (bandwidth issues and stuff like that!). It all started when a number of well-wishers suggested that I should write a book. It was an amazing experience - going back in time (right to the NDA days), remembering how events shaped up, and through to some funny and not-so-funny experiences. The book has evolved over the period. The aim was always the same -  enable me to justify this 2nd life, tone was always the same - light-hearted and not preachy, and the message still remains the same - "It's all in the mind."

So, Siddhant (my fictional name) starts his journey from the NDA and traverses through the adventurous life, with every day at NDA (and IMA thereafter), molding the pliable mind into that of an ideal Officer. Without getting into specifics, while many readers of this blog would be aware of some of the twists and turns before and after my accident (right up to IIM A), it would suffice to say that the story has elements of Inspiration, Action, Humor, Tragedy, and (ahem!) Romance.
I hope everyone enjoys reading it, even more than I did (penning it down). Please let me know if you liked it (or even otherwise), and do share your reviews at Amazon (direct link), or Goodreads (direct link).

Blurb from the back cover:
How would you feel if, one day, you wake up in a hospital to the faces of doctors and nurses? How would you react when you see your dreams shattering right in front of your eyes? And what would go through your mind when you’re barred from pursuing your passion? Crushed and devastated from within? Meet Lt. Siddhant, an epitome of courage and spirit, who woke up to all this one morning and yet remained composed, when told that his right arm has been amputated post a fateful accident. An average human would collapse, but Lt. Siddhant, an Indian Army officer asked, “Can I have a Chocolate Milkshake?”
This is the true-story of Lt. Siddhant, who when asked to shed his Olive Greens thereafter, goes on to build a successful career in the Corporate world and becomes an inspiration for many. But, how did he get there? How did he win his battle? “Can I have a Chocolate Milkshake” is a riveting tale of a man overcoming his limitations, fighting against all odds, and emerging as a winner.

Buy the book from:
The book is available in both print and e-book formats across countries. you can buy it from:
Notionpress: Paperback Kindle US, Paperback US, Kindle India, Paperback India
Other sources on the website

Other Key links:
My Website book page
Facebook Page
Goodreads page

In addition to all my near-dear ones and well-wishers, I would also like to thank my publishers - Notionpress for helping me in embodying my book.

Ciao ppl!
Ciao Life!


Unknown said...

Dear Rajat,
I am definitely going to get a personal copy.....this is nikhil....O/102.....hope u remember. ....where ru your blog.....its simply AMAZING... proud of u buddy....infact entire 102 is proud of u n ur superlative achievements in life. ...aweinspiring and fantabulous, I must say.....a great learning for me personally. .... shall be in touch and best regards to u.. Nikhil.

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks a lot Nikhil, and great to hear from you. You know how it is :), all kudos to our times together in the Academy days. I'll connect with you on FB right away.... Regards,

rashi gupta said...

Awesome book. ..
Kept me engrossed till the end .....never read such an inspiring story ....

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks a lot Rashi, glad to know that you liked it. Things just happened I guess :). Do share your reviews as well on Amazon or Goodreads.

harsh kumar said...

Hi rajat sir,
I am reading your book 'can i have a chocolate milkshake' and read till 'shit happens, life goes on'. It was amazing and proud to see the way u woke up and asked for a chocolate milkshake. Really, an armyman can only do that. A big salute from me to u sir.
Sir, I also want to join the prestegous NDA but i wear spectacles of power -1.5 D. My another eye is perfect. Will my eyes create a problem for me in NDA?

Anonymous said...

Great story sir..could connect to every word written....I was also in NDA...had to resign due to some unfortunate reasons...J/136...thanks once again

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks buddy, i'm sure you were able to (connect)... on d latter part, and you know it- sh*t happens and life goes on... wish you all d best for all future endeavors....

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks buddy, i'm sure you were able to (connect)... on d latter part, and you know it- sh*t happens and life goes on... wish you all d best for all future endeavors....