author: Pankaj Giri
In one word if the book had to be described…its culturally- picturesque . It took me to Gangtok and south Bangalore. I have seen Bangalore so that wasnt a surprise but the way the Gangtok scenery was described in almost every page I was taken to those beautiful hills of Sikkim. The Nepalese traditions which were new to me have now caught my eye and i am reading up more. I compliment Pankaj for opening a new ray of reading and exploring through his book.
Secondly the plot has been woven so well spanning the years from 1981 to 2012 and then years later… One can actually visualise and feel the emotions he takes you through the medium of the protagonists. I was in tears so many times… Every segment ends with a thread of hope… bringing that smile on your face as well.
Pankaj had crafted the protagonists’ pasts in such manner that they are the two parallel railway lines which actually meet.
The narrative gets slightly preachy for those who don’t like reading spiritually inclined segments, but its vital for a story and I would suggest you not to skip any part.
There are books which teach us life lessons and this masterpiece is one of them. Its definitely a complex maze of emotions and relationships but what stands out is sheer optimism which gives the needed strength to sail through hardships thrown your way. In the end what we always can hang on to is that fragile thread of hope
(Available both as paperback and kindle edition. On amazon.)