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Santosh Avvannavar


Santosh started his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer. He is presently working as Chief Commercial Officer at QtPi Robotics. After his college education from NITK, Surathkal, he worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President while working at IISc, Bangalore. He has over twenty-five publications of mostly research documents in national and international journals. He has also authored sixteen conference papers and regularly written articles for a national and worldwide daily paper. He also works as an advisor for different organisations.

He has given talk for TV and Radio on Gender Equality. His book She: Ekla Cholo Re has become acclaimed writing.

He also dabbles in fiction writing and is the author of Adhuri Prem Kahaniya; Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero, Second Heart and Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview; Be A B.A.; Surrogate Author; Title is Untitled; Black, Grey and White; The Departing Point; God’s Table, Umbilical Cord, She: Ekla Cholo Re, BUGman and He Who Dreams.

He is TEDx organiser and Speaker at TEDxIMUV, TEDxBITMWomen, TEDxUSMC. He likes to devote his personal time in writing for a website, namely the Amrita Foundation for HRD ( He has conducted seminars and training sessions for more than 55,000 people in India and abroad over the last seven years.

Books by Santosh Avvannavar

He Who Dreams - Book cover
"Easiest thing man has learnt is to find faults and toughest thing is to appreciate" Biography of a common man, Mr. N. K. Chaudhary who has converted into a network of 40,000 artisans creating beautiful rugs on 7000 looms, spread across 600 villages of India. He is regarded as the Gandhi of the carpet industry. Inspiring story of Jaipur Rugs.
Non Fiction > Inspirational
BUGman: Cubicle Life & Beyond (book) by Santosh Avvannavar
Sa and Sa unveils the journey of software professionals. Sa and Sa Unveil this journey, they show how the software industry works, people, organization, expectations, behaviours etc. Key thing we are trying to convey is to learn everyday, develop your skills and help share the knowledge.
Non Fiction > Technology
She: Ekla Cholo Re (book) by Santosh Avvannavar and Dr. Shayan Haq
Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning.
Non Fiction > Inspirational
Umbilical Cord (book) by Santosh Avvannavar and Prof. Meena Rajiv Chandawarkar
Here comes a compilation of 40 short stories by Meena R Chandawarkar and Santosh Avvannavar that uses The Umbilical Cord as a metaphor to bring social awareness and intends to draw the reader’s attention towards the society.
Non Fiction > Inspirational
God's Table: The Last Supper by Santosh Avvannavar, Jyothi Byahatti and Dr. Sandeep Huilgo. Book cover
A noble couple. In noble professions. He’s a doctor and she’s a teacher. What do they discuss over meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner? They are perturbed by the social, moral, economical and anthropological issues plaguing our country these days. Meet Amrita and Robert, a couple who will speak on behalf of you.
Non Fiction > Politics & Social Sciences
The Departing Point by Santosh Avvannavar and Jyothi Byahatti. Book cover
A physicist says ‘Biologically, love is a powerful neurological condition like hunger or thirst, only more permanent’. A psychotherapist says 'Love has many guises'. A philosopher says 'Love is a passionate commitment'. A romantic novelist says 'Love drives all great stories', A nun says 'Love is free yet binds us'. The authors try to find out what is love from the people who have experienced it.
Non Fiction > Love & Relationships
Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero by Santosh Avvannavar. Book cover
Can money, success, health, power, beauty or intelligence make couples happy? These can be termed as "subjective well-being" and they have little to do with couple's happiness according to Allen Parducci, UCLA researcher. The research mentions some under lying points about the ability of each partner to adjust to things beyond one's control. This defines the level of a couple's joy by a well-defined right attitude in spite of the situations they are in. This book brings various such 14 situational stories (in form of independent episode) that often couples get locked in and are unable to break free from the clutches of these problems.
Non Fiction > Love & Relationships
Black, Grey and White by Santosh Avvannavar and Santosh I. Biradar. Book cover
This book gifts its readers five fantastic short stories that has a common aim – to spread awareness about AIDS. It is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their solidarity for HIV positive people. The book is an eye opener for anyone who wish to see the wave of positive change in society. Everyone including the brave hearts Savita, Chintu, Mithali has the right to live with their head held high without fear of social ostracization. Life does not have to be like this.
Non Fiction > Politics & Social Sciences
Surrogate Author by Santosh Avvannavar and Shilpa S Patil. Book cover
I wondered how difficult it is for a woman to be a surrogate mother irrespective of the objective. Writing few books have taught - true Devdas are authors. If authors' adopt similar concept of surrogacy than book can evolve. We have many examples to quote, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and others that symbolise the surrogacy of continue doing movie irrespective of critics, and box office result. Authdas is Author das! Plot of Authdas character: I taught if Authdas (booklorn -book sick) as Devdas (lovelorn -love sick), whose love is write a novel, Paro.
Fiction > Humor
Title is Untitled by Santosh Avvannavar, Kundan Srivastava and Raghunath Babu Are. Book cover
Rape is a serious crime and it takes courage to reach out and fight for the victims. We must understand they don’t need our sympathy, what they need is our commitment to stand by them. The initiative and courage to do the same as shown by the authors is inspirational. A book that shakes you out of your slumber and pushes you to be the change I would recommend the book as a must read for a safer future. - Kabir Sadanand - Actor, Director, FUGLY (Mumbai) About the Book: Love. Lust. Desire. Rape. Anger. Education. Profession. Maladies of life? Title is Untitled helps us into a sneak peek at a unique combination of facts and fiction.
Non Fiction > Politics & Social Sciences
Be a B.A. (book) by Santosh Avvannavar and Subhashis Panda. Book cover
If you are looking forward to start/advance your career as a Business Analyst with Leading companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture, TCS, Google, Microsoft, Cognizant, EY, Cisco and many more ; grab the Be a B.A. book and start your journey! Business Analysis (BA) as a profession has proven its own success by bringing significant value to any of the business an Organization/Institution operates, BA practice is much appreciated across industries. However there are still challenges, so many why, what and how questions for the profession itself.
Non Fiction > Business & Money
Second Heart by Santosh Avvannavar. Book cover
The book encompasses five fiction stories (not interrelated) with simple narration to bring awareness about the misconceptions about kidney issues among the general populace. These are partly based on factual stories through authors' experience. The book attempts a non-technical handling of a kidney dialysis procedural issue through emotive stories. Kidney diseases, although very common, people are conscious of it the least.
Fiction > Short Stories
Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview by Santosh Avvannavar. Book cover
Strengths: Simplified Interview Structures, Best Hiring, Misconception to Programming. Weakness: Addiction to Software Industry, Best Software Engineer, Steep Career Growth. Opportunities: Dream Job, Best Ways to Learn, Be a part of Best Companies. Threats: Sleepless Night, Software Syndrome, Neighbours Envy.
Non Fiction > Technology
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Adhuri Prem Kahaniya has evolved over years of 12 people. The book covers light moments of these people in these 25 short stories. This book may prove to be a good travel read or ice breaker. A person asked me, How to fall in love with a right person? I gave a candid reply, "Love is treated like sex: You'll figure it out." All sort of dire, unexpected outcome.
Fiction > Short Stories