Sachin Khanauji survives a train accident with grievous injuries. Having to forego his dream of a Defence job, a disillusioned Sachin gets employed in Indian Railways where, unexpectedly, he finds his true calling.
He discovers the real heroes of our Indian transportation system, in the unsung, isolated, neglected but exploited Diesel Locomotives and its quirky Maintenance Sheds, and strives to salvage their place in the sun.
Peppered with humorous anecdotes, touching accounts and pithy observations, 'And So I Lived' is a fictional biography by Mahesh G. Ubhayakar, surmising his bitter-sweet experiences, in his 25 years’ in Railways - the hardship, the resilience and the triumph in bringing some required changes in the Society, Industry, Government and even in Cricket, in terms of mindset as well as streamlining.
The book highlights (in the form of incidents) and attacks some areas of inefficiency, tardiness and hypocrisy in Government offices (which most of us can relate to) and strives to eradicate them. He achieves the purpose in the end, and, in the process, founds a CREDIBLE INDIA.