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VC Library Newsletters (FY23-24)

LIT or Library in touch is Venture Center library’s quarterly newsletter showcasing all happenings of your library.

You can access all the newsletters here. Here is what you can expect from each newsletter –

  • New Additions
  • Event showcases
  • Interesting online resources
  • Book reviews and much more…

July 2023 – Sep 2023

Apr 2023 – Jun 2023

Jan 2023 – March 2023

Oct 2022 – Dec 2022

Book club party

Venture Center Book Club invites you to BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Party

Hey Bookworms!

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate our literary adventures with a bang! Our end-of-year reading Party is just around the corner, and it’s YOUR time to shine.

BYOB ( Bring your own Book )
It’s time to share this year’s favorite book with your fellow book club members. Bring along that one book you read this year that has stayed with you Share the magic, the moments, and the mysteries that made your reading year unforgettable.  Whether it’s a gripping plot twist, a character who stole your heart, or a quote that lingered in your thoughts, let’s revel in the stories that defined our 2023 reading journey.

Date: 15th December 2023
Time: 4 pm to 5 pm
Location: Venture Center Library, 100, NIP, Dr. Homi Bhabha Rd. Pashan, Pune-411008.

Registration Link-

Prepare to be enchanted by tales, laughter, and maybe add to your reading collection for next year.  Feel free to bring a snack to share, and let’s make this reading party the talk of the town (or at least our book club)!

Can’t wait to hear about your literary escapades! 

Author Talk with Dr. Narendra Chirmule : Unveiling the Secrets of “Good Genes Gone Bad

We’re excited to invite you to a captivating event – an “Author Talk” featuring none other than Dr. Narendra Chirmule, the brilliant mind behind the intriguing book, “Good Genes Gone Bad.”

Event Details:

  • Date: 8 Dec 2023
  • Time: 4pm to 5pm
  • Mode: Hybrid ( In Person at Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pune & Online on Zoom )

What is the book about? “Good Genes Gone Bad” delves into the rollercoaster journey of biotechnology, where success rises from the ashes of major failures. Dr. Chirmule unravels seven colossal setbacks in drug development, leading to the birth of groundbreaking medicines. The stories, interwoven with analogies, make complex biological phenomena not just understandable but downright fascinating!

About Dr. Narendra Chirmule: As if that’s not impressive enough, Dr. Chirmule is the co-founder and CEO of SymphonyTech Biologics, a data analytics powerhouse shaping the future of biology. With a stellar background as the former Head of R&D at Biocon and key roles in Amgen and Merck Vaccines, he’s been a driving force in the clinical development of vaccines and biopharmaceuticals. Oh, did we mention his PhD in leprosy vaccine development and his stint on the NIH advisory committee for HIV vaccines?

Don’t Miss Out! This session is not just for science buffs; it’s for everyone curious about the incredible journey of turning scientific setbacks into breakthroughs.

Registration Details: It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s open to all but registration is mandatory. Secure your spot here –

Let’s unravel the mysteries of “Good Genes Gone Bad” together. Trust us; you won’t want to miss this.

Special Session on ‘Voices from the Field’ & Book Club Discussion on ‘Three Thousand Stitches’

Broadening your horizons and sharing new perspectives on intriguing topics, Who said book clubs were only meant for sharing your love for books? Venture Center Library’s latest Book Club featuring “Three Thousand Stitches” by Sudha Murthy had a room full of book lovers sharing their admiration for Mrs. Murthy’s work. Many of them pertinently pointed out their favorite stories out of the compilation and vividly narrated their share of similar experiences. Be it the pranks & hustling during hardships in the early college days, the fond memories created with grandparents, or trying to overcome challenges & biases within their respective work environments, each of them had their own perspectives and takeaways to share!

Commemorating Sudha Murthy’s personality in the truest sense, Venture Center’s own Niruta Killedar shared stories and her experiences working towards the betterment of children in Kashmir & the Indian northern border regions as part of her work with Aseem Foundation

They say real superheroes don’t wear capes, and quite rightfully so this book club just became a means to meet & celebrate a few of them!

Stay tuned to know more about our upcoming book club

Fireside chat with Dr. Madhur Motwani on Overall Wellbeing and Happiness

Dear All;
Join us for a refreshing fireside chat with Dr. Madhur Motwani, co-founder of Proxi Farma Pvt Ltd, a resident VC startupaiming to transform food into medicine as he shares some of his insights and information on overall wellbeing. Madhur strongly believes that our ‘gut microbiome’ is a forgotten organ that can be trained using food to control chronic inflammatory diseases, even those that extend beyond the gut. As a general physician, he wants to share how he approaches mental health discussions, and as a scientist, he wants to discuss the role of the ‘gut-brain’ axis in promoting mental well-being. 
Oh, and don’t be surprised if he serves up some gut-friendly ‘food for thought’ during the conversations!
This session is going to be conversational and interactive. So do join us if it is of interest to you! You can register using this link:

Details of this session are as follows:
Day, Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023Time: 4.30 pm onwardsVenue: Venture Center Library 
Feel free to reach out in case of any questions

Knowledge sharing session on Impactful Data Visualization: Hide and Seek with Graphs

Dear All,
We are happy to announce that Venture Center Library is organizing a KSS  on Impactful data visualization. 
Come join us and improve your understanding of data charts and graphs.
Register at-
See you on the 20th!

Special Session on ‘Voices from the Field’ & Book Club Discussion on ‘Three Thousand Stitches’

Hey there bookworms –

We are excited to invite you to a special book club meeting. 
We will be discussing “Three Thousand Stitches” by Sudha Murthy. This insightful book offers a glimpse into the author’s experiences and life lessons while working in the social sector.

Keeping with the theme, we will be joined by Ms. Niruta Killedar for a special session on ‘Voices from the Field – Stories of Social Impact’. Get ready to be inspired as you hear about the ground realities, challenges, and triumphs that come with working in the social innovation sector. 

As always, no pressure if you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet – our discussions are all about sharing thoughts and bouncing ideas around. Plus, it’s always a blast to hang out with fellow book lovers! 

What can you expect from our Book Club? A cozy and informal gathering of book lovers like yourself, where we discuss the book’s themes, and moments that struck a chord with us. 

Date: 19th  October 2023
Time: 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm
Location: Venture Center Library, 100 NIP, Ground floor

Please RSVP by registering here–

New Arrivals – August 2023

AZIM PREMJI: The Man Beyond the Billions  

Authors-Sudeep Khanna And Varun Sood

Azim Premji: The Man Beyond the Billions, the fi­rst authoritative biography of the icon, shows how Premji is a philanthropist at heart and a businessman by choice – a man who wanted to give away his billions but realized early enough that he would ­first have to earn them. It peels the layers off Premji’s life while chronicling his professional and charitable work in the context of his many strengths and shortcomings. Based on interviews with hundreds of current and past Wipro executives, who have over the years worked closely with him, as well as with competitors, analysts, family friends and industry associates, this is a journalists’ account of Premji the man, the businessman and the philanthropist

Nuts and Bolts: Seven Small Inventions That Changed the World (in a Big Way)  

Author- Roma Agrawal

In Nuts and Bolts, award-winning Shard engineer and broadcaster Roma Agrawal deconstructs our most complex feats of engineering into seven fundamental inventions: the nail, spring, wheel, lens, magnet, string and pump. Each of these objects is itself a wonder of design, the result of many iterations and refinements. Together, they have enabled humanity to see the invisible, build the spectacular, communicate across vast distances, and even escape our planet.
Tracing the surprising journeys of each invention through the millennia, Roma reveals how handmade Roman nails led to modern skyscrapers, how the potter’s wheel enabled space exploration, and how humble lenses helped her conceive a child against the odds.


The Making of Hero: Four Brothers, Two Wheels and a Revolution that Shaped India (Marathi)

Author- Sunil Kant Munjal

ब्रिजमोहन लालजी हे पहिल्या पिढीतील एक आदर्श उद्योजक आणि सवेंदनशील नवप्रवर्तक होते. त्यांची सुरवात छोट्या पासून झाली 
असली तरी त्यांनी मोठी स्वप्न पहिली. मी त्यांना संशोधक म्हणतो. कारण, इतरांनी जे पाहिलं तेच त्यांनीही पाहिलं; पण इतर कुणीही करू शकणार नाही, 
असा विचार त्यांनी केला.”हिरो” हा एक जागतिक ब्रँड आहे, ज्याचा आत्मा भारतीय आहे. मुंजाल बंधूंची कथा हि केवळ स्वावलंबनाची कथा नसून, 
आत्मविश्वास आणि स्वाभिमान यांचीदेखील कथा आहे. आजही सुनील आणि त्यांच्या कुटुंबियांना अशाच प्रकारे जगताना मी पाहतो’
– डॉ. रघुनाथ माशेलकर, प्रख्यात शास्त्रज्ञ 

Chandrayaan III – Cracking the lunar Code

We’re over the moon (literally!) to share some glimpses from our recently concluded talk on #chandrayaan3.

With a room filled with 40 eager minds and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, our journey through history and space was nothing short of extraordinary. Our passionate speaker, Prof. Anant Patki took us on an awe-inspiring expedition, unveiling the untold stories, the brilliant tech behind the mission, and finally the breathtaking moment that has perhaps forever changed our perspective on space travel. From the audacity of #ISRO‘s early scientists to the boundless spirit of human curiosity, we rediscovered the magic of the #moonlanding.

The event was hosted by the Venture Center library which regularly conducts such sessions.

Here is a link to become a member –

The Moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.
Arthur C. Clarke

Join Our Book Club Discussion on “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant”

Hey there bookworms –

Our VC book club is diving into “The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness” for our second meeting.

Naval Ravikant’s ideas on wealth, happiness, and personal growth have captivated many, and Eric Jorgenson’s compilation of his wisdom provides a rich source of knowledge that can spark meaningful discussions.

No pressure if you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet – our discussions are all about sharing thoughts and bouncing ideas around. Plus, it’s always a blast to hang out with fellow book lovers! 
What can you expect from our Book Club? A cozy and informal gathering of book lovers like yourself, where we discuss the book’s themes, and moments that struck a chord with us. We’ll share our favorite quotes, exchange thoughts, and engage in thought-provoking conversations that will expand our understanding of the many philosophies that Naval shares.

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