Veronika decides to die

In a world where everyone struggles to survive whatever the cost, how could one judge those people who decide to die? 

No one can judge. Each person knows the extent of their own suffering, or the total absence of meaning in their lives. -pg13

Veronika, the girl who decides to die and swallows up number of sleeping pills. Why? Well,  she is bored of her monotonous life and feels the need to leave this world. 

But, she survives. Indeed she makes it to Vilette, the place where all the mad people are treated.

Who does she meet there? 

Well, there is a depressed lady, an advocate who is cures and still prefers to live at the hospital. Marie. 

Zedka, the girl who left her role as mistress and married someone who loved her more. But, did she love her?  Well, no! And years later,  she was devasted, and surely made her way to the hospital and never left. 

Who else?

Eduard,  a schizophrenic. A wanna be painter, who falls in love with Veronika. 
 But, is Veronika here to survive? 

No, she is going to die, as the doctor said. 

“I would say that if someone only has a short time to live and decides to spend that time sitting beside a bed, watching a man sleeping, then that must be love.” -pg146.

What is it that waits for Veronika? 

And Eduard? Will he survive? 

The story of a girl and her recover post a suicide attempt. It takes a strong heart to follow what they really want, and this is what death teaches her, Marie, zedka and Eduard. 

Paulo Coelho and his immense knowledge of visions inspire me to be what I am. Thank you for such amazing works.

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Oh yes, I’m single! and so is my girlfriend!

Joy, a Bengali nerd student who absolutely falls in love with every girl he dates. And, yes with love I mean the butterfly in your stomach kind of feeling. But, he break ups with them eventually. 

But, when he meets manika, it is different. He didn’t have to play and think of things, all of his words came from his heart.

‘so basically, both of you knew that you loved each other and still remained away from each other? Must have been terrible right?’ i said.

‘mind-numbingly terrible’,joy said.

‘more for me,’ manika said. Pg221

Manika and joy falls in love, writes three books together but, then with the fame joy splits out. 

But, that is what love does to people,  even if they try one can never stay away from it. 

Manika still in love, joy being the same. But, how would they come together if none of them would talk about it? 

‘and you knew i would be waiting for you?’

‘i hoped with my life that you would l be,’ he said and kissed me on the lips.

‘but. . . What if–‘

‘let’s not live with the what-ifs. This time, it’s for life.’

‘you said that the last time, too’

‘now i know what life is without you and i don’t want that life. I want you’, he kissed Me. Pg239

A story of love, distance, patience and truth. This one by durjoy Dutta and meet rustagi leaves you to learn patience and power of true love. Can’t be any more romantic.

Someone like you

A story of a girl, niharika. From being studious and being in her own skin, niharika gets a makeover for her college from her sister.

Yes, she is now a pretty one with mascara filled eyes and lovely eyes.

Three minutes is all it takes. If the first three minutes make you feel something about the guy who you meet for the first time, you should hang on to that feeling. The first minute is usually devoted to how the person looks, the second one is how the person behaves with other people and the third one is what the person makes you feel about yourself. Pg35

Amongst all the things she could fall in love with, she found only problems waiting for her. And then, it was one man that led everything just right!

From rich, spoiled Akshat to the ever so rough and hot karthik, niharika finds it difficult to know who she truly needs and wants.

And among all this times, Tanmay and pia, her best friends are here to stay by her side. Are they staying?

I SAID I DO! 

‘say it, ‘he says. Strangely, the sheer arrogance in his attitude makes me love him more.

‘now-kiss me! ‘ he says. 

‘now you’re pushing your luck!’

‘okay, okay!’ he laughs, blows a kiss to me and turns back to the field. Pg243

A story of love, betrayal, friendship and decisions to make. Someone like you is indeed durjoy Dutta and Nikita Singh’s tale to leave you with a world of friendship that lasts and stands by your side.

The Devil and Miss Prymn

Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between good and evil? 

Yes, good is obvious to win. But,  what is it that good takes to make a win amongst an evil that is stronger than ever?

Viscos is a small town with visitors coming over to hunt. Children’s are sent away to cities to study. And you would always find the town silent.

At the entrance stays Berta, a widow who could talk to spirits. His husband and Chantal’s grandmother.

Chantal? The only young lady in the town. Works at the hotel since ages and could only dream of being rich. 

But, one fine day, a stranger comes in town with 11 gold bars and offers them to the people of the town on one condition.

Not a single voice in the crowd was raised against the choice. The mayor was glad because they had accepted his authority; but the priest knew that this could be a good or a bad sign, because silence does not always mean consent-usually all it meant was that people were incapable of coming up with an immediate response. If someone did not agree, they would later torture themselves with the idea that they had accepted without really wanting to,and the consequences of that would be grave. ” pg165

To kill any human in the town of 279 people.

Who would they kill? 

Who would be the prey? 

Who would be the killer? 

In this town of hunters, where is hunting is only attraction for tourists, would it be so easy to kill a random human being for the prosperity of the town?

Is it easy to kill? 

Can good prevail through evil intentions? 

A story of good and evil.

Paulo Coelho indeed has a world of imagination and words that inspire you through a life time.

And, for choosing between good and evil, i feel “it was all a matter of control. And choice. Nothing more and nothing less” -pg197

KURUKSHETRA

Book 3 of The Aryavarta Chronicles.

“he’s right you know.” panchali walked into the tent, flashing an understanding glance at yuyudhana. “I’ve told you this before Govinda. I’m not worth it.”

“let me be the judge of that, panchali”

“it’s too great a debt to bear.”

“it is I who is in your debt.” govinda took her hands in his. “I failed you when you needed me the most. I wasn’t there when dharma wagered you. I wasn’t there to stop him, to stop Dussassan and vasusena. Sometimes I think I’ve failed you from the very first day I saw you… Failed to protect what you’ve stood for.

War is upon the realm. But what is it that they are fighting for? The throne? The divine order? The right and the wrongs? The vengeance of the humiliation panchali suffered?

No. 

It is the war for the humanity.

It is now the time for a change, because Govinda Shauri is determined to bring the revolution like never before. He will make the humanity rise.

Mahabharata told like never before. The imagination and story telling of the author leaves a gripping thought from the beginning till the end. Thank you for such a wonderful read!

KAURAVA

Book 2 to the Aryavarta chronicles.

​Taking Panchali’s face gently in his large hands, Govinda looked into her eyes, willing her to understand his new-found clarity. His voice was hoarse as he told her, ‘I am you, just as you are me. I am the primordial being and you flow through my body course through my veins as the life force that gives meaning to the manifested and the material. I am existence, and you are earth. Together we are life and death, creation and destruction, we are the cosmos. We are complete. No one can understand the difference between us, for one has no meaning without the other, but together we are meaning and nothingness both. We are all there is’

Panchali felt complete. It was all the mattered.


After all that govinda and the pandava go through winning aryavarta, yudhisthir loses all his empire into a mere game of dice to suyodhana. But, it is not about the war which is near it’s arrival, this book is more about govinda shauri and his unbound and unconditional love for panchali.

For one thing to be learnt, you can sacrifice the people you love, but you can never give up on them. You will surely put the world to an end to keep them safe.

And here, govinda shauri is ready to fight the world. Is this all for panchali and her humiliation? Or is it something else into govinda’s head?

Well, surely there is something huge, because as all of the aryavarta knows, govinda shauri always has a plan. 

Book two to the chronicles of aryavarta is all about panchali’s sacrifice and her rise to be the independence after all. It is about love and it’s acceptance.

GOVINDA

​Book 1 of The Aryavarta chronicles.

Smiling weakly she said, “what if I’d killed you, govinda Shauri? How could you have trusted me?”

“What’s the point of living if I can’t trust another human being?”

She smiled, finally at peace.”Then, there’s hope. There’s hope for all.” linking her fingers tightly through his, she closed her eyes.


The first of the chronicles of aryavarta gives you goose bumps with its story line.

As the name suggests, the ultimate govinda Shauri, cowherd-turned-prince and now a commander of the armies of dwarka is all set to make dharma the king of all the aryavarta. How exactly? 

The enchanting tale with suspense, diplomacy, plots, counter plots, love and sacrifices.

Krisna udayshankar leaves you amazed with the power of imagination she puts into the the existing world of mahabharata.