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An inspiring story of a remarkable man who never let life s challenges get the better of him. Captain Walia s book reminds us that human endeavour is limitless and shall always triumph over adversity.
Actor and an Activist
Rakesh, it has been a great honour to read your life journey. You have so beautifully beaded words of emotion, humour and conviction to give the readers an experience that will last for a lifetime. Taking baby steps from a lonely, uncared child to making long leaps as a man of wisdom and success, you have always raised the bar for yourself, which are the true qualities of a great leader and a wise teacher. Congratulations for the hard work and dedication in writing this beautiful book, which I am sure, will most definitely, touch the hearts of many.
Dr Ranie K Nagra RAc, MBA, MSc, PHD
Entrepreneur and Author, Vancouver Island, Canada
Capt Rakesh Walia s autobiography Broken Crayons Can Still Colour is a highly motivating book and a must-read for the youth who dare to dream big. An extremely absorbing and gripping narrative of his personal life, the book was difficult to put down once I started reading it. Captain, as he is fondly called, has an amazing personality and a pleasant demeanour with no trace of his traumatic childhood experiences. He joined Matrix in December 2006 and has been an asset to Matrix - one that I have come to greatly value.
Maj Gen M S Dugal,VrC
Chairman, Matrix Cellular (International) Services Ltd
About The Author
Starting out life as a child labourer to reaching the hallowed annals of the Indian Army, and today, as the CAO of an international corporate, this book is an honest account of a man unbounded, who broke the shackles of his circumstances to be the maker of his own destiny. Captain Walia hopes that his autobiography will serve as an inspiration to the youth and help them to envision a life less ordinary.