When I received this novel and saw its size, I was like, “Is that all? Did I receive a Defective piece with around fifty pages missing or something like that?” Frankly speaking, the book’s cover is not much attractive but the title certainly nudges to give it a go, and I was not wrong in my decision.
The novel is not a regular chic lit novel but more of an insight to India and its cultural aspects. The story sorrounds around a number of characters with their own share of stories. Every story has its own moral, which in turn, makes you think hard about your own life and what you want to do with it. One ends up being grateful when one compares his own life’s hardships with the one living in shattered shambles in the interior regions of the country.
The author also manages to pull together some unanswered questions that are lurking around in one’s mind since ages, especially about spirituality and the way we practise our religion. It also throws some light on Naxalites and the apparently-insignificant lives of many other people (which includes a truck driver, a small employee of a guesthouse, a girl who was about to commit suicide and a doctor who discovered his real being by kicking off his high paid job). The novel teaches a lesson that in life – Satisfaction is above all and if you are not satisfied with what you do, you should think hard, and take up the field which gets you going, makes you feel all involved and that sheer sense of achievement.
Certainly not a regular chick-lit, and recommended one specifically for the insights.
Overall Rating: 8/10
The author on Facebook: Nikesh Rathi
The author blogs at: http://rathinikesh.blogspot.com/
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This review has been contributed by Nikhil Mukhija. Nikhil himself is a content developer, marketing script writer as well as an SEO specialist. While he is not busy with his Engineering studies, Nikhil contributes to various online writing platforms.
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