“All that could have Been” is a 142 page turner that leaves you asking for more.It does not beat round the bush and the tight plot makes it a delightful read. The book is about unrequited love. Yet at the same time it is about love that surpasses all odds and does not follow the injunctions of the world.
The book raises many questions for the discerning reader and forces you to question the norms and dictates that govern our society. He questions through the story that why women alone are tied down by traditions and customs. And the men are free from the shackles that otherwise suffocate the lives of women. It is in this very strain that the story unfolds. The novel questions the restrain society places on emotions and passions. And why passion is a taboo, a word which only creates dirty images and is treated only with sexual connotations. But for a mature person passion withholds in itself several layers of meaning and depends on the people.
Vasudha Prasad is a single mother though married she raises her son single handedly. . She keeps the memory of his father alive for him by writing notes to him and giving gifts in his name. The father in question, Hari Prasad is missing all this while. In the midst of her sheltered life enters Aarav Ruparel, a rich hotelier who has no fixed address. He has lived out of a suitcase and is amongst one of the richest men alive. Fate plays its cards, Vasudha and Aarav’s path cross and the rest that follows is not something they could predict or control.
This is a story of love and sacrifice. Its about all encompassing love that makes existence worthwhile even if lived short. Vasudha’s story tugs strongly at your heart, making you cry between your tears. The connection between Vasudha and Aarav will make you hold your breath and their love will make you feel light. A book that takes you on a ride of emotions, took a piece of me when I finished it. Left me asking for more.
Mahesh Bhatt is truly skilled in narration with never a dull moment. The story grips you from the start since you cannot predict the turn of events. Just when you think you know what will happen in the next page, your thoughts are overthrown by the author in his signature style.
I know its been a while that I posted something. But the past one month has been hectic leaving me in a frenzy. But nevertheless here I am posting about all the latest happenings from the library.
The school celebrated Peace Day on 21st September, and we too celebrated the or rather observed the day in our own special way. The display board was done and we prepared some activity sheets for students to express their opinion about Peace. And the response was very deep felt and mature. They expressed themselves through drawings and writings. We also had a discussion as to why peace is so importance in our troubled times. Their opinion clearly echoed how the young minds are disturbed by all the violence and hatred. It was heartening to see that they understand the impact of violence and why peace and tolerance is the need of the hour.
To know more about Peace Day please visit :http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/
A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn’t understand. Until he begins to read to her. The Notebook is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love, a story of miracles that will stay with you forever. Set amid the austere beauty of coastal North Carolina in 1946, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner returned home from World War II. Noah, thirty-one, is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other.
I am left speechless. I finished re reading this book, and what do I say I am lost for words to describe the emotions each sentence evoked in me. Each and every line resonates with life, love and passion . We all dream of soulmates, of finding that perfect partner who would give you wings to fly. But how many of us succeed in doing so? Well, this book is just the perfect story of two completely different people, poles apart from each other, who come together and fall in love despite their differences. It reiterates the fact that true love overcomes differences. Love isn’t about finding someone who is like you, rather accepting differences and making that difference work as magic. Differences should make us like the perfect halves of an orange.
Even after years of no communication between and Noah and Allie, their love survives. Its victory of love. Love does not need words to describe, like its said in the book: “…The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”
Love does not need words. I have grown seeing my parents completing each other’s sentences, of understanding each other through just looks. That is love where the hearts are thus combined that they speak one language. Love transcends all human barriers. Another such example is the movie “BARFI” where a deaf and mute boy and an autistic girl fall in love. Their love is pure and based on acceptance for each other. They complete each other. Love is a strong feeling which differs from person to person. Each experiences it in a way quite unlike another, and that is what makes love so special.
Go read this notebook if you believe in soulmates and the power of love to perform miracles. A must read for all who have seen love perform miracles.