India Can is a national best seller within a week of publication.

Like a flower that springs to life
My Motherland you shall come alive
Blood in my veins, Dreams in my eyes
Your glory I shall revive
For I know that
If I Can, India Can.

Time to unshackle the locks
Time to fore-wind the clocks
Time to believe, Time to lead
Time to dream, Time to do
For I know that
If I Can, India Can.

Let there be no IFs but When
And that when be NOW
Have faith I alone can make her bloom
And HOW..
For When I Can, India Can.

- Ravi Nawal

India Can is a collection of twenty-one short stories. At the heart of each story (all fiction) rests an idea attempting to address one of the many significant socio-economic challenges before India. Stories in this book are focused on providing specific and simple solutions to India's growth, employment and equity challenges. The book takes the reader through twenty-one journeys, wherein the central characters breathe life into the travails, needs, desires and aspirations of their countrymen and women.

India Can is Ravi's way of giving back to the motherland. It can also be yours. Read it, deliberate on it and discuss it. Counter views and outright rejections, as much as concurrence and acceptance will ensure that the book has met its goal - to egg fellow Indians to think and form a point of view on the challenges before the nation. Buy your copy right away.


INDIA CAN Recommendation
  • India Can is truly inspiring for it offers simple, innovative ideas that may well be transformational for India. Through 21 short stories, the book captures relatable, everyday life experiences of the common man. Each character displays a spirit of true entrepreneurship, reflecting the determination to bring a positive change in India. Ravi Nawal marks his debut as one of India's most promising and thought provoking new-age authors. DEEPAK PAREKH
    Chairman, HDFC Limited

  • It is now apparent that the rapidly rising aspirations of India's billion plus population, cannot be met by 'business as usual' methods. It will require highly innovative ideas that reimagine the way we do things . Ravi has captured several of the possible ideas in his book and they should be debated and implemented where possible. NANDAN NILEKANI
    Co-founder & ex-CEO Infosys Limited,
    Former Chairman UIDAI

  • Innovation is the engine of growth and development. As a collection of short stories accessible to everyone, 'India Can' is a truly innovative way to address important challenges facing India. I certainly hope that it achieves what we should all strive for: success with significance. DIPAK C. JAIN
    Former Dean - Kellogg School of Management and INSEAD,
    Current Director - Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration



1. The Chinar Leaves - M L Foteder - Harper Collins

2. Neither a Hawk nor a Dove - Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri - Penguin India

3. The Public Intellectual in India - Romila Thapar- Aleph

4. Pandeymonium - Piyush Pandey - Penguin

5. Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India - Sam Pitroda - Penguin India

6. The Turn of the Tortoise - T N Ninan - Penguin India

7. Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India - Akshaya Mukul - Penguin India

8. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World - Peter Frankopan - Bloomsbury

9. Aarushi - Avirook Sen - Penguin India

10. India Can - Ravi Nawal - Bloomsbury


Dr. Laddha is a leading oncologist in Vishakhapatnam. He is anguished with the rapid increase in number of patients diagnosed with cancer. He resolves to find his own solution to this medical emergency. His solution can perhaps make India healthier
Rahiman Bi works as a cleaner at a South Delhi clinic. She commutes to work from the suburbs using public transportation. The commute is a nightmare. Rahiman decides to do something about it. Her solution is perhaps an answer to some of India's transportation challenges.
Vasudha Parekh is a housewife, who lost her husband to a tragic incident. She turns her personal tragedy into a mission. Her solution might help us in improving the security situation in the country.
Twelve-year-old Laika in Manipur is frustrated with inequitable growth in the country. 'Where is my Government?' she wonders. Her solution could perhaps bridge the gap between the backward and developed regions of the country.
Ramdeen Sharma works as a peon in a shoe shop. He struggles to augment his income but is challenged with paucity of dhana (capital), hunar (skills) and jagah (place/land). He still manages to come out a winner. His story might hold the key to help people make their way out of abject poverty.
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