Mahaveer Publishers has been one of those who give chance to debut authors. I have been fan of their books from last 6 months. What I like about them is the variety of stories that they publish. Even when they publish lots of love stories, they also make it sure that they write one with a message or a hidden lesson. I don't know why I don't get to see a "National Bestseller" tag on any of their books except 2-3, may be their distributing is not as well as their publishing. I hope they'll improve this with time. Last night I read another recently published book by Mahaveer Publication by another debutante- Mrs Preeti Singh. The name of the book is "Flirting with Fate" with a tag line of "Karma Always Returns". I don't know about every author by Mahaveer but they should be very proud of having Mrs. Preeti Singh with them. It is one of those books that leave a big impression on your mind to make you understand your complicated life. Mrs. Preeti Singh lives in Chandigarh and works as a Freelance Writer from last 15 years. Finally she decided to pen down a story herself and the result is masterpiece "Flirting with Fate".
The synopsis of the book describes the story better than I possibly can, in my own words. :-) So let's read it:
To what extent can we go to get loveto be accepted.to be happy? Can we commit any crime anywhere,anytime and get away with it?
Well.. Anand does..
A beautiful looking boy is adopted but deprived of love and acceptance. In search of love.acceptancestatusAnand takes the easy path of crime.bloodshedtheftrapelies. From his mother figureto his sexy teacherto his first love.Anand does just about anything possible to get love.acceptanceand happiness.
Don't we all do that too?
Anand has it all.money..womenpower. but is he really happy with life? He cleverly escapes the law.camouflages his crimes.but can he really escape his fate? Join Anand in this journey which is a mirror of our souls..our suppressed emotions. angers fears.. desires. lustpassion.love.hatred
Will you think twice before committing a crime or telling a lie? Do we really reap what we sow? Does Karma really return or is it just a myth? Does Anand pay for what he has done or does he also get away, like most of us?
Let's find out.it's about time....
Preeti Singh has left a very good impression in her very first book itself. It is said: Experience(s) matures a human being. And the authoress being 40+ herself has used all the experiences of her life, her relations in the book. As many authors, now a days, get lost between many other authors, Preeti Singh will stay as one of those writers in our heart who made us think about the purpose of our own life. :-) Before Preeti Singh, Preeti Shenoy has been one such authoress whom youngsters wait to read, just for the reason that she makes one think on those perspective of life which they have never explored. Preeti Singh has just cast the same impression in my mind. I will surely wait for her next book, even when I know that it will come after a year or more. :-)
"Flirting with Fate" is a story that revolves only around the protagonist- Anand. The amazing thing is that authoress has developed his character in the book since his childhood. Hence while reading the book, it seems as if we know this little kid personally. She has been successfully in creating a Character that remains to be one of our very favorites. And as Anand grows up, he gets into a dirty world, it gives us a chance to think if he is doing right or wrong. He does everything as a revenge to those things which aren't really big in life, but at the age of which he is, looks bigger. We realize that in our very own life, we take big decisions for small things and in turn, ruin our life. Later when Anand starts doing something that is completely unacceptable to us, we still keep thinking if he is right or wrong. Such is the story of this book!!!
Later in the climax when all the bad Karmas that Anand does in life starts taking revenge to him, he gets shocked. He feels as if the world around him has shattered. But he never realized the same when he did with others. When the book ends, you keep it aside, your brain starts reading a book of your own life. You start recounting all the Karmas that you have done. Because you are scared that each and every Karma that you have done in past is surely traveling towards your future to take its revenge on you. Now I'll not talk much, go get the book, read it yourself and analyze your life through this story of "Controversial" Anand.
All the characters in the book from Mr. Gonsalves to Sunita to Sribehen to other children living in Palash to each and every character is given a LIFE. The best creative part of the authoress is Fluffy, the dog. The way she has portrayed a role of animal in our life is commendable. A Dog is as much a living being as us. Not only Dog, but every animal. Kudos for this to Preeti Singh. The cover page is perfect. You can judge this book by its cover page. :-) I have already talked about how effective the story is. I can smilingly give 4 out of 5 to "Flirting with Date" without any doubt. Go For It!!!
ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU