A nice book on the typical mentality of the Indian parents to push children to excel at academics right from the early years of their life. The author clearly highlights the perils of such shortsightedness while lashing out at the fallacies built within our education system. The difference in the capabilities and training of a sprint racer and a marathon runner is brought out well. The text also debates whether competition at all helps in an individual's learning.
The book cites several examples of people who have done very well in life while in fact they have been rated mediocre or poor throughout most of their childhood by our education system.
The author makes a bold statement but tends to repeat a tad too much. The presentation lacks brevity. Other than that, it is a good read