The debut novel of Sumant Poddar is literally what its title suggests. It’s a story that could have happened around us the story of Siddharth, Sonali, Manali, Rahul and many like us.
The book starts with Siddharth’s struggle to get recognition and perhaps achieve something in life, as he yearns for his father’s appreciation. However, his professional life seems totally uncomplicated, very easy at times to be true. His business flourishes extremely well. He meets the right people at the right time, and they all keep his trust. There is no loss or betrayal of trust and even money flows in easily.
Two parallel stories run like railway tracks. First is Siddharth’s struggle as a businessman and the other is his acceptance of destiny. On this path, he meets other characters contributing to the plot where destiny plays a major role. Long dialogues narrate the story.
The cover has an interesting picture of flowers similar to the core. I don’t know the reason of selecting this image, but it goes with the theme of this novel well. Each similar flower has a unique place just as the characters of this novel, underlining the message of the book title.
The end is similar to idealistic Bollywood movies of the bygone era. This is a book you may like to read while travelling.