Love, Peace & Happiness: What more can you want?

Love, Peace & Happiness: What more can you want? (Paperback)

By Rituraj Verma 
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Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9381836345
EAN: 9789381836347
No. of Pages: 223
Publish Date: 2012-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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About the Book

Storiessurroundus. Stories about people like us who make difficult and oftencomplexchoices that sometimesastoundus. You must have come across some people in your ownlifewho closely resemble the characters in these stories. Maybe you have gone through trying moments in your life too. For instance, have you ever been bugged enough with yourpartnerto want toleave? Have you ever had to choose between love and money? Have you ever had tocompetewith your partner? Have you ever felt that yourfamilyweighs you down when it comes to choosing your partner? At times like these, havent you wished that things happened differently and that you could change how they ended? Now you willcontrolhow the stories in this book end. Each story centres on the life of an urban middle classcharactercaught in asetof circumstances beyond his or her control. A Hindu girl living in with a Muslimboyis suddenly in the glare ofglobalmedia in a reality TV show, a divorced cynical man faces the prospect of committing himself to a prostitute, ahighlytalented small town girl must choose between life and death. All must resolve the conflicts within their beliefs. Read the way the stories end in the book, but if you dont agree with the ending, visit the website for alternate endings. If you dont like the way the stories end there either, write your own, and if yourendingis selected, see it in print in the next printrunwith your name in the acknowledgements. Hoping to change the world, one story at a time

About the Author

Rituraj Verma started his career as a mechanical engineer having cleared the IIT JEE as a fluke. He pushed his luck further and by another fluke, managed to get into Tulane University, New Orleans, for his MBA. Naturally, he switched tracks to FMCG sales, retail, real estate and then finally, consulting. He met his wife, Smriti, at the Indian Railways Staff College in Baroda and has always claimed that she was the lucky one, which of course, is often debated in the family. His true calling, however, seems to be writing, and this book is an act of subconscious expression, amalgamating real life stories with fantasy in a liberating manner. In his adventurous moments at home, he enjoys being referee to his son and daughter. Sometimes, he manages to sound tuneful when he is playing the electric guitar, though some neighbours disagree. When he is not playing the guitar, he is usually playing with his own hair on his head.
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Title: Love, Peace & Happiness: What more can you want?
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Author: Rituraj Verma
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9381836345
EAN: 9789381836347
No. of Pages: 223
Publish Date: 2012-1-1
Binding: Paperback

Love, Peace & Happiness: What more can you want? Review

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Simple yet makes you ponder Rating of 3 out of 5 Rating of 3 out of 5 Rating of 3 out of 5 Rating of 3 out of 5 Rating of 3 out of 5
By Shaili Desai, 2012-08-30 12:56:18.0

“Stories surround us.” So starts the text on the back cover of the Book ‘Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want?’ And I thought it was just another one straight out of the league of books inspired by Chetan Bhagat and other writers with a MBA degree. Then I chided myself for being prejudiced. I turned the pages and reading the foreword made me curious. It was wistful, delicate and evoked a humane interest in the author. As I started with the first story ‘A high, like heaven’, the book started growing on me. And I read it at one go, never wishing to quite part with it as I pondered over the meaning of Love, Peace and Happiness along with the myriad characters in the book. In each story, each character goes through a private journey, reminding us that essentially what we all want is happiness, though the definition of happiness may be different for all. Sometimes, their lives intermingle, each affecting the other in a profound way. In the process, there are certain tradeoffs that we make in this quest for peace. Whether it be the middle aged man pondering over the question ‘who am I?’ to the man looking to commit to a prostitute, there’s a Hanif, an Anamika, a Rasheeda, a Rajesh in each one of us. What is unique about this book is that the Author invites the readers to write alternate endings if they don’t like the ones in the book. That makes one feel as if one is a part of the story, as if what think matters. In fact, this book is perfect as a travel companion. It is simple, easy to understand and yet conveys a whole lot of meaning. Read it if you want something light to read but at the same, contemplate about some serious questions raised by life.


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