Buddy Hirani

In her book titled “How To Be Human - Life Lessons by Buddy Hirani,” Manjeet Hirani writes about attachment, parenting and karma, among other things. The book is about her dog Buddy. (photo provided)

MUMBAI—Rajkumar Hirani’s wife Manjeet Hirani is set to launch her book “How To Be Human - Life Lessons by Buddy Hirani.”

This is a beautifully illustrated book for dog-lovers. Said Manjeet, “It all started with my writing my blogs. I was very fascinated by my dog Buddy and would capture his shenanigans by writing about him. I posted three posts on my blog and wrote ten and kept them aside, thinking that I would post one per week. Being a pilot, I travel a lot to different places, and sometimes we get some time on the ground.”

She added, “Once I was wandering in WH Smith bookstore at Delhi airport and asked Rajmal Sharma, a salesman if he knew any publishers as I have written a book on my dog. He happily gave me numbers of a few publishers. I called up Penguin and spoke to them about the idea of my book and sent them the link to my blogs. Next morning, I got a call from them, asking me to write twenty chapters on it, and here we are.”

She said, “The book is about my dog Buddy. Every chapter takes inspiration from Buddy and what he teaches me about life. So I guess there was a writer deep inside me and Buddy dug her out. A big hug to Buddy.” In this book, Manjeet Hirani writes about attachment, parenting and karma, among other things. She shows how having a dog in the house can alter your perspective and change the way you experience life.

With its light touch, the book may make the reader look at life from a less cynical standpoint. So here’s to Buddy and his discovery – Manjeet Hirani.

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