The pilgrimage

So, apparently it is not as such that only the saints do pilgrimage. For when Paulo Coelho went along the path of the pilgrimage to Santiago, it all came for him to learn the lessons he did cherish for a life time.

Guided by a companion, Paulo goes in search of his messenger, a sword and the truth of his own life.

Everything in our surrounds rejoined an uneasy peace, the peace of a world that was still in the process of growing and being created – a world tat seemed to know that, in order to grow, it had to continue moving along, always moving along. Great earthquakes and killer storms might make nature seem cruel, but I could see that these were just the vicissitudes of being on the road. Nature itself journeyed, seeking illumination. -pg39

And along the road, the author indulges himself in fighting his inner fears, so as to overcome his greatest fear! 

over and above the physical forces that surround us and help us, there are basically two spiritual forces in our side: an angel and a devil. The angle always protects us and is a divine gift – you do not have to invoke him. 

The devil is an angel too, but he is free, rebellious force. When we let him loose, his tendency is to disperse himself. When we become fascinated by his power, he owns us and keeps us from fighting the good fight. -pg79

And, in the end it is indeed about fighting all you have within yourself, so as to overcome a better version of yourself. It is about accepting change and believing in yourself.

Every book of Paulo Coelho ends in a lesson for a lifetime. With his words comes an inspiration that puts an amazing effect on a individual. And surely, I am not of those, inspired by his words, his books and his imaginations. 

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One summer

Have you ever seen a miracle happen?

Well, this is what the book would take you through. Jack armstrong, and ex militant is dying of a long terminal disease. And his, relationship with his childrens is what is yet to be reconciled.

Jack promised lizzie, his wife he would hold on uptil the christmas, but as it was written by the gods, lizzie dies in a tragic accident and the childrens are made to part away with jack counting on his days of death over a hospice.

But, then it is indeed a miracle that takes over the course thaf jack survives and brings his family back together.

No matter what you do, no matter how hard you fight, life sometimes just doesn’t make sense. -pg316

But, is it just getting back together all about getting to let people live under one roof? No, it was just the beginning. It is time when jack would have to deal, with a rebellious teenager, the adult daughter mikki, the younger one, the silent and sensitive boy, cory and a toddler, jackie.


And when they move back to lizzie’s childhood home, he is left with memories of his dead wife. But, here in this small town they all find a reason to live.

What is it that brings all of them to being a family together?

Love that binds a family, because no matter what you believe in, how many friends, it is your family that matters the most.

David baldacci is an outstanding fiction writer, who leaves you curious every time you turn around a page. Love, family, relationships and childhood. The story of one summer takes you for a long stride amongst the midst of a beach, the palace and a light house.

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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.

KAURAVA

Book 2 to the Aryavarta chronicles.

‚ÄčTaking 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.