Santa Santosh Avvannavar has published 15 books on different genre. The books are in the order of publication year.
He Who Dreams – “Easiest thing man has learnt is to find faults and toughest thing is to appreciate” Biography of a common man, Mr. N. K. Chaudhary who has converted into a network of 40,000 artisans creating beautiful rugs on 7000 looms, spread across 600 villages of India. He is regarded as the Gandhi of the carpet industry. Inspiring story of Jaipur Rugs.
BUGman: Cubicle Life & Beyond – “Knowing the unknown is better than not knowing at all.” Sa & Sa journey of ‘Testers’ & challenges. Sa and Sa unveils the journey of software professionals. Sa and Sa Unveil this journey, they show how the software industry works, people, organization, expectations, behaviours etc. Key thing we are trying to convey is to learn everyday, develop your skills and help share the knowledge.
She: Ekla Cholo Re – Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.
Umbilical Cord – Here comes a compilation of 40 short stories by Meena R Chandawarkar and Santosh Avvannavar that uses The Umbilical Cord as a metaphor to bring social awareness and intends to draw the reader’s attention towards the society. The stories in this book revolve around love, forgiveness, empathy etc. as society is a cobweb of relationships. There is something for everyone in this book. Read on to find out which ‘cord’ is closer to your heart, as the Umbilical Cord is an attachment that remains forever…the name says it all…
Surrogate Author – I wondered how difficult it is for a woman to be a surrogate mother irrespective of the objective. Writing few books have taught – true Devdas are authors.
Be A B.A.: Way to Business Analysis! – Business Analysis (BA) as a profession has proven its own success by bringing significant value to any of the business an Organization/Institution operates, BA practice is much appreciated across industries. However there are still challenges, so many why, what and how questions for the profession itself. Hence an attempt is made to address various aspects of the profession in this book, Authors have taken a step forward to reach the professionals along with aspiring Business Analysts via this platform. With consulting companies open to hire non-MBAs, this book will be an excellent book to begin for aspiring Business Analysts (B.A.’s) as well.
Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Google and Beyond
Make it Big! – Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe
Strengths: Simplified Interview Structures, Best Hiring, Misconception to Programming
Weakness: Addition to Software Industry, Best Software Engineer, Steep Career Growth
Opportunities: Dream Job, Best Ways to Learn, Be a part of Best Companies
Threats: Sleepless Night, Software Syndrome, Neighbours Envy
The Departing Point – Physicist says ‘Biologically, love is a powerful neurological condition like hunger or thirst, only more permanent’. A psychotherapist says ‘Love has many guises’. A philosopher says ‘Love is a passionate commitment’. A romantic novelist says ‘Love drives all great stories’, A nun says ‘Love is free yet binds us’. The authors try to find out what is love from the people who have experienced it. From common people like us. Based on true love experiences, The Departing Point brings seven exciting journeys of love showcasing different situations and circumstances where the travellers for some reason are unable to complete the journey to reach the “happily lived together ever after” station.
God’s Table: The Last Supper – A noble couple. In noble professions. He’s a doctor and she’s a teacher. What do they discuss over meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner? They are perturbed by the social, moral, economical and anthropological issues plaguing our country these days. Meet Amrita and Robert, a couple who will speak on behalf of you. Witness their daily discussions on problems you think are worth talking about. Education, Medication, Elections, Corruptions, Honour Killing, Child Marriage, Social Media – you name it and the disease has already made deep wounds in our country’s body and soul. God comes to rescue along with Amrita and Robert. Delve into the gospels and teachings of God to find a solution to each malady, if you wish to accept it.
Title is Untitled – To look at things like we’ve never looked at before – we present a unique book of facts blended with fiction to spread more awareness in our society. Facts about various problems in the present urban and rural societies of India are presented wrapped in fiction, like case studies to elaborate them. Women of our country are often victims to most issues like rape, marital rape, prostitution, child marriage, child trafficking and others. Not to ignore the men who are also victims to women framing them in false cases of impotency and domestic violence.
Black, Grey and White – This book gifts its readers five fantastic short stories that has a common aim – to spread awareness about AIDS. It is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their solidarity for HIV positive people. The book is an eye opener for anyone who wish to see the wave of positive change in society. Everyone including the brave hearts Savita, Chintu, Mithali has the right to live with their head held high without fear of social ostracization. Life does not have to be like this. The time is ripe to act now with one’s sense and sensibility. Break the myths. Come, be the change!
Second Heart – The book encompasses five different heart touching stories with simple narration to bring an awareness about the misconception about kidney (referred as Second Heart) issues among general public. These are partly based on true stories about individual experiences. The book attempts on non-technical handling of a technical issue through emotional stories.