About The Book

Ever wondered how to embrace the unpredictability of life? The messiness of life is not something we are taught to navigate by our formal education. And this often leaves us feeling lost and confused. Hence, this book.

Varun Duggirala has survived and thrived in a system that throws curveballs at us without the tools to actually overcome them. In Everything Is Out of Syllabus, he offers answers to some poignant questions we grapple with about work and life. Most importantly, he tells readers of the skills one needs to master to live a more fulfilled life that is optimized for happiness.

Full of anecdotal wisdom, this book is partly funny, mostly reflective, and completely authentic. It’s a must-read for anyone who is trying to understand life and figure out their own roadmap to navigate it.


Life is hard, the world is messy, and we all need a helping hand. Well, thank goodness Varun Duggirala wrote Everything Is Out of Syllabus. Varun takes one for the team by figuring out life, productivity, the creator economy and how to lead a fulfilled life – and he shares these learnings with us! This book is full of lessons I wish I had learnt 25 years ago – but it’s never too late.

Amit Varma

Podcaster & Writer

Varun’s knowledge stems from having critically examined his life, putting it into perspective, and allowing hindsight to be a great teacher. Everything Is Out of Syllabus is an excellent read – it’s like talking to a person who knows what life is about and what makes it worth living.

Pooja Dhingra

Founder & CEO, Le15 Patisserie

Varun Duggirala delves deep into his innumerous experiences to teach everyone the unspoken fundamentals we were never taught growing up. Everything Is Out of Syllabus is a book that I wish schools would actually put into their syllabus!

Varun Mayya

Founder & CEO of Avalon Labs

Varun Duggirala is a Renaissance man, able to juggle many passions at once. His energy is infectious and inspiring. I would be happy to follow his instruction manual.

Anupama Chopra

Author, Journalist & Film Critic

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