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Cognitive Radio Networks eThese are not the achievements of Leila Setha but are only placeholders for a full life rich with trials and celebration from both family and the legal profession As an autobiography On Balance is true to its name The narration is detailed without being wordy self perceptive without a hint of narcissism and introspective without compromising its confidence Withual parts drawn from her family and professional lives this book stands up amongst the crowded field of legal "autobiographies due to its sensitivity warmth and graceThe book charts Leila "due to its sensitivity warmth and graceThe book charts Leila s life chronologically though towards the Personnel Management in Government end some portions are arranged thematically It provides an insight into her schooling parental bonds and a marital life that witnesses anual partnership between spouses She is proud of her children but not oblivious to their faults as a parent she illustrates the difficulty but also the joy of being a mother This book is not about Vikram Seth or how he wrote his award winning books but about a parent who provided a firm foundation for his imagination and works to gain flight A few weeks ago while hearing arguments in the Supreme Court a female lawyer a few years younger than me and someone from whose intellect and labour I benefit from often pointed out the uniue perceptions felt by a person who continuously faces discrimination As men men who may be progressive men who may understand the terrible stains of misogyny and may Out of This World even act and ally to stem it such perception will forever be derivative When she pointed out discrimination not with visible markers such as the number of judges on the bench or the senior counsel invariably being men but thexpectations all women have in a woman who argues in court Such a woman carries the hope aspirations and the pressure of performance A duty to The Time It Never Rained excel a duty to other women As she saidach time a woman argues in court I look at her and pray please do not fuck up For all these reasons Leila Seth s book is a serious text worthy of
A WIDE READERSHIP EVEN IF IT EXUDES A CERTAIN wide readership The Child of the Soul and Other Stories even if itxudes a certain of destiny of her mission Not only as a woman who balanced her home and her law practice or parented three children had a distinguished career as a high court judge but how she went beyond balance to attain Childrens Phantasies excellence On Balance is refreshing it is shorn of tragedy or aggression It is not dull or self congratulatory There is uiet courage a sensibility to counter discrimination through labour and action It is bittersweet Just like mango chutney made by your favourite aunt Some women blaze the trail for the future generationsLeila Seth s life has been a true inspiration and she serves as the finestxample of a woman who made her mark in history despite all oddsA truly delightful read This brilliant autobiography fully deserves all the praise it s got Leila Seth s claim to fame is being the first woman Chief Justice of an Indian state Himachal Pradesh She topped her Bar xams at London she was the fist woman to do that too Here s a small vignette from the book Leila had just been appointed a too Here s a small vignette from the book Leila had just been appointed a in the Delhi High Court she was their first woman judge There was a lot of discussion on how to address her in court Should it My Lady or the usual My Lord She was once judging a case along with a male judge She asked a uestion of a lawyer and he replied beginning My Lord The male judge interrupted saying that the lawyer should address her as My Lady The lawyer confused and uncomfortable turned to the male judge and responded to him as My Lord and answered the uestion as though it had sprung from him I hope that made you laugh Not all of the book will though The heartbreaking chapter on Ira is just very very sad But the book is lovely I loved her descriptions of her gardens Please read this book Right away When I told my Mum that anyone who does not read this book would be a fool of first waters her first uestion was How is it ven possible for a biography to be that good Yes often it is not possible for a biography to be that good In fact I am not a fan of the genre at all but maybe there is something about the Seths that makes them the best biographersmemoir writers in the world Maybe they are just born that way Ok Enough gushing over the Seth family Coming to the book and why you should read it a If you want to know how to be successful read On Balance b If you want to know about post Independent India read On Balance c To know how to have a successful family life re. Fe With candour and wit she tells of her taking up law studies because this could be combined with caring for her husband and son Intertwining family. This book is not about Vikram Seth or his homosexuality If you want to know about that it s not in this book This autobiography is about Leila Seth s life Her family her career her marriage 73 years of her lifetime The book is written in The Soviet Union easy clear prose and you learn of thislegant woman her sensibilities her morality how she shaped her life managed its challenges I was particularly moved by her revelation of having a child simply to hand over to her brother wife who desired one after losing three of their own It takes courage pure affection selflessness to do that for anyone Gods and Heroes even your own brother The way she describes her relationships is the triumph of her life The way she is with her parents siblings husband children is spellbinding in its authenticity purity Her description of her career Made me snigger mostly It s India she s anducated woman only the obvious prejudices hypocrisies can be Science, Technology and Culture expected Yet the way she behaves in all the scenarios she s put in teaches you what it takes to be a person of integrity She inspires you to be positive be the best version of yourself A woman who deserves a lot of respect admiration Liela Seth is Vikram Seth s Mother And herxuisite writing is why we gave the genes sorted The literary appeal of the text the compelling absolute best prose and storytelling are top notch Only a refined story teller could write so No Beast So Fierce effortlessly Her marriage the fire to study law against all odds her English influenced upbringing Her love for reading for justicing and marking history were uncommon and full of Vivacity I loved the book to pieces Her story is of bravery resilience open mindedness and acceptance of circumstances Her innate ualities are distinguished by her personality which offers so kick motivation She is one of the few women I consider as good as God It s only because of this book It showed me tremendous life lessonsfficiently It will never leave me Her words will be simply ultimate and as close to my heart as fairness would deem fit I have been meaning to read this book for years and once I started I read it in a day because it s that compelling Seth was the first female Chief Justice in India and one of the most significant legal figures it has ver had she also served on the Law Commission and was one of the first woman to be admitted to the Bar in Bihar and Calcutta She writes about all of that and also her family life and background with low key wit and passion I love many many many of the anecdotes but among my favourites is her story about going to fetch her xam results from the Times office in the mid 1950s in London having sat for her Bar finals An Indian solicitor friend jumped on her car bonnet on the way She thought that he had failed again and was trying to commit suicide by way of her car what had actually happened was he had failed again but was so Last Chance Bride excited that she had come first ofveryone who took the Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy exam that year that he needed to tell her immediately She also takes the opportunity to tell manymbarrassing stories about her son Vikram who as well as being a famous novelist also Lawman Lover (Outlaws, edited this book and notes one detail that really struck me As Chief Justice of Himachal she lived away from her family for a while and had anxperience that very few women City Girl in Training ever do a household run solely for her benefit She wasntitled to a household staff and she was cooked for and cleaned for and had the driver come for her When her son arrived laden with revisions for A Suitable Boy the household started to revolve around him as is the way of
how men are treated in society It s an interesting observation from men are treated in society It s an interesting observation from woman who was probably one of the most powerful women in India at the time This is a really good book and I m very glad I read it This book is a treat not only for law students but For Aspiring Ambitious Women aspiring ambitious women our nation Ex Chief Justice Leila Seth has been an Outlier all her life from being the first woman topper in law from Oxford way back in 1952 the first woman Judge of the Delhi High Court to being the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court in India She has Mystery at Kittiwake Bay even openly acknowledged the bisexual orientation of her son thereby creating a precedent for candorxhibited by a celebrity and a new platform for the common man to Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files emulate It is perhaps as difficult to write a good life as to live one Lytton Strachey The first female chief justice of a high court in India The first woman to top the barxams in London. The first woman chief justice of a high court in India the first woman to top the bar xaminations in London 73 years old Leila Seth has led a full li.
CHARACTERS On Balance an AutobiographyAd On Balance dTo know how to raise children read On Balance Above all if you want to know how to write the story of your life so that it can teach others something new something different read On Balance In other words read it anyway You d be missing on something if you don t Leila Seth proves that she is the mother of Vikram Seth in very sense of the word She has the his poetic ase and his brilliance or rather he has hersWith her xceptionally brilliant autobiography she shows that it doesn t take a miracle to be a successful career woman along with being a successful homemaker She is both a feminist and a supporter of family life She makes it clear that you can be a feminist without being a male basher without hating men or patriarchy that it s all about An Italian Education euality and balance Some books march uninvited into the room tooting their own horn They bellow loudly and rhetorically about their greatness while all you are trying to do isnjoy a horrendously sappy Hindi movie or search for that lost bookmark that you had stolen from a friend In between the sounds of loud cymbal clashing the book will boast that the New York Times called it a real tour de force or a prophetic novel celebrating the triumph of righteous dissidence If you stay adamant the book will play dirty and remind You In An Admonitory in an admonitory that it deals with that dreadful Holocaust or Pol Pot s Cambodia or some remote place in occupied Palestine and the injustices committed by the Israeli troops So if you are not interested in THA A very appropriately titled autobiography of Leila Seth The word Balance is key to her life it defines her life and the choices she made For instance how many people can say or will be able to say in the future I have lived a happy married life for over sixty years In addition I can safely say that this balance characterizes how she has used the language and structured this bookIn general Indians are Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code emotional and sentimental people which I admire but here we meet a woman who is judicious candid and admirable in almostverything she did For instance one of the reasons she wrote this book is for grandchildren She thought that time is not on her side and that the book might help the kids later on in life to know about who their grandparents were Indeed a thoughtful gesture on her partAlthough I knew her as the author Vikram Seth s mother I got totally drawn into her world It is interesting to read about different places and people her friends colleagues members of her Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, extended family parents The book gives a good a sense of how people lived in thearly 50s and 60s people in cities like Patna and Calcutta There is nothing in the book that is overblown or Daddy Wanted exaggerated Often when retired bureaucrats write their memoirs theyither justify or glorify themselvesThere
*are so many interesting anecdotes in the book For instance once she went to a *so many interesting anecdotes in the book For instance once she went to a station to lodge a complaint but the policeman ignored her until he got to know that she was a judge A small incident but it says a lot about what is rotten in our system On a personal level I admire her life with her husband and the sorts of thing they did and did not do Once when people have power it is very tempting to take shortcuts to rise higher in "life I would say that it is also a courageous book An "I would say that it is also a courageous book An mother talks openly about the homosexuality of her son This is indeed an act of courage In India such disclosures can boomerang Clearly she did this for the larger public She used her position well to serve society in different ways Usually it tires me when I hear the rhetoric of good citizenry from famous people but in her case it all seems genuine sanguine and deeply felt acts of love towards societyAlmost all reviewers celebrate her life story primarily because of the success and recognition her children achieved in myriad fields Forbidden Stranger especially her writer son Vikram Seth Even though I admire her too for raising a great family I am a bit weary of hearing about their achievements I guess I would have admired Vikram Seth as much had he never won a Booker prizeSuccess is wonderful but it is somethinglse that is ven valuable and vital than success Leila Seth has that something in her She has left the legacy of that something for her grandchildren as she has mentioned in the book which to my mind is perhaps a metaphor for the future generation of Indians The book can guide anyone who imagines and wishes to create a reasonable world. Life with professional the author describes the years after her father's premature death It is an intricate amusing and charming rendering of her life.