It was the monsoon, her favourite season, where the atmosphere was fresh and greenery everywhere, yet it made her sad. Her mind had been deforested, all her happiness had been washed away like the sand. She wished to plant saplings in her mind to see them blossom, but where would she sow the seeds of content, when there is no soil of will present?
Every morning, he used to wait for that stranger who had made his mornings bright. Just a glance at her made him fly high. The sudden absence of her made him feel uncomfortable, his morning turned dull and dusty. It happened for few days, so he stopped expecting to see her again. He thought that his mornings would never turn blue again. Above his imagination, that day they met each other at the same place. His heart skipped a beat and started singing “वो अचानक आ गई, यूँ नज़र के सामने, जैसे निकल आया घटा से चाँद” He was wearing a smile on his face and so was she. She was blushing and he could not stop smiling. The untold story, penned down by eyes, had begun yet again.
Manzil by Kaushal Hingu is his first book.
The book is away from the limelights of a cheesy romantic plot. It is about two different people, Vivek and Mamta, who happen to meet each other and share a unique bond. They help each other in discovering what their purpose of life is. Vivek has many dreams, but the untimely demise of his father forces him to crush his dreams and alter his plans. This results in a psychological imbalance in him and even after many years, though he is successful, the mental peace never stays with him. His stage of stress is portrayed beautifully by the author while the way he deals with it is simply beautiful.
Mamta on the other hand, a psychologist with a difficult life experience strives to make others’ lives easy. But the book has highlighted one aspect which always gets ignored by all and that is- Your psychologist can himself/herself be depressed too. How does he/she get rid of that stress?
We always find people searching for better ways to get rid of their physical illnesses. What if you are physically fit but mentally struggling to get a peaceful sleep? Most of us today have to deal with mental issues and getting a treatment for it is still considered a taboo in India. The book deals with one broken heart healing another broken heart, meanwhile the former gets healed too. Many of us face similar levels of stress and this book is a must-read for all those who are frustrated with their monotonous lives and desire to find their worth.
Many of us face similar levels of stress and this book is a must-read for all those who are frustrated with their monotonous lives and desire to find their worth. It will not eliminate your stress, but will definitely open doors for your way to discovering self-content.
The book is worth being rated 4.5/5.
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