Rupa to Publish Restless: Chronicles of a Policeman by V R Sampath
ABOUT THE BOOK: V.R. Sampath leaves his comfort zone the moment it gets too comfortable. Now retired but still a seeker, Sampath’s life is governed by freedom and knowledge. He left a stress-free bank job to join the highly demanding Indian Police Service, and then quit the police force at a very senior position to seek challenges in the corporate world.
In the corporate world, he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, G.M. Rao and Gautam Adani. If he had a close-up view of how political and administrative power worked during his police days, he got to know the world of money power during his stint in the biggest corporates in India.
In Restless, Sampath talks about his life and his encounters with the ‘Indian way of life’. Through his varied experiences, he feels that India is on survival mode even after seventy years of independence. This struggle for survival has made Indians devoid of trust, compassion and humanity, more often than not. Then, how does one survive?
The book takes an honest and hard look at the definition of success and happiness. Sampath believes that people need to keep reinventing themselves constantly. That is the only way to keep the spirit alive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: V.R. Sampath is a former Indian Police Service officer and one of India’s top private security professionals. He has a Ph.D in aviation security. After retirement, Sampath is pursuing a Ph.D in consciousness studies in the US. He lives in California with his family.