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EXPLOSIVE THRILLS.. An Octogenarian looks back

by Bhaskar.R.Dave

Format: Paperback

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The Book Explosive Thrills-An Octogenarian Looks Back is a combination of the professional hazards and thrills the author experienced in his life and his career. Looking back over the eighty seven years of his life nostalgic memories of the long years he spent in the Department of Explosives come flooding into his mind. As his career revolved around Explosives naturally situations of risk were plenty. The writer had occasion to visit a large number of places in the country and had some spine-chilling experiences some of which are narrated here. His youth too was full of chivalrous happenings.
Today all these spine tingling anecdotes of his life have taken shape to form this book. The book has the additional flavour of smacking of our rich Indian cultural heritage.

It will make interesting reading. Written in the genre of Memoirs, the reminiscences are both public and private that took place in the author?s life. Written from the first person account the author in a brilliant manner snatches several moments from his life. In this sense the author is a memoirist and comes across as a motivational guru. His memoirs are an insight into his philosophy of karma and are a positive guide to the young and old alike on safety in life.

The book is written in a simple, practical and heartfelt manner and compels one to read further.

The author is a renowned expert on Explosives both nationally and internationally.

Having completed his education at various places in Saurashtra (Gujarat) and in Bombay, he completed his B.Sc (Hons); B.Sc (Tech) (Chem. Eng.) at the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) Bombay in the year 1949. As India attained independence in the year 1947, there were not many industries needing technical personnel. Yet this brilliant young man was soon appointed at the Goodless Nerolac, where he was made Assistant Head of the Varnish Department and then later he worked with a firm called Bhavnagar Chemical Works Ltd., Vartej, Saurashtra, Gujarat. The author later joined the Department of Explosives, Government of India, after having appeared for the interview of the UPSC, New Delhi. He joined the department, was transferred to the various big cities of the country and finally retired at Nagpur as the Chief Controller of Explosives, (Head of the Department). Working in the Department of Explosives was so interesting that one had to handle subjects like Explosives, Petroleum, Gas Cylinders, Cinema Films, later CNG and LNG, live or exploded bombs found anywhere in the regions, investigation of accidents involving the products governed by the department, demanding administrative and management skills. This gave a scope to the officers of the department to face various types of experiences in their career. Because of the vastness of the products one handles, the officer becomes richer in his experiences. 

In order to share his expertise and his experiences for the good of others, the author wished to jot down the experiences as in the same way as a book containing several events is published. The stories of the manifold experiences of his life have reverberated in this book. 

He has another book ‘Sukhi Jeevan’ to his credit, where he talks about religion, values and living a successful life.

He can be reached at: Email:bhaskarrdave@gmail.com








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