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Ramayana: The Game of Life - Book 2 - Shattered Dreams- Review -

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Shattered Dreams is the sequel to the national bestseller, Rise of the Sun Prince, in the new spiritual and motivational series Ramayana - The Game of Life. Twelve joyful years have passed in Ayodhya since the wedding of Rama and Sita at the end of Book 1.


Shattered Dreams, as the name suggests is the journey from negative to positive . From the darkness of exile to the sunshine of the kingdom that awaits. This book is a motley of leadership / motivational principles told in an interesting story telling format . A typical working or corporate life, its ups and downs and the way one needs to react in such situations is what the book is aimed to answer ( or aids in decision making ) It also , in certain parts tries to take a typical family plot and goes deep dive onhuman relationships & their workings.

Couple of quick pointer summaries :
Don’t read this book with the intent to finish it . Read it and re-read it with a quest to understand what are the deep meaning things that come out…

Temporary is permanent , mostly

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I used to think that certain things and people, in particular are permanent in life.  However, like most things and people in life , these also change . Hard thought though !!
During one of my recent travel trips I happen to meet upon an individual or a learner as I would call who actually gave a very beautiful insight as to how temporary and moving is the world and how can we be a little too sure of ensuring we don’t end up in getting caught on the wrong side of this moving flow.
I will take an example. 

During my school days moving classes was a big fun activity.  Every time I moved classes I used to give a long list to my folks – new school bag , new water bottle , new tiffin box , new pencil box ( those days the ‘button wala’ pencil box was in ) and new shoes and new stationary . I used to love them . It was these ‘ new’ things I guess which propelled me to study hard and ensure I get them.
If I were to look back now these were all wasteful expenditures. At that point in time I used …

I Too Had a Love Story

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PS :The below read may make you a bit sad or unhappy or experience related feelings.
A chance meeting with Ravinder Singh made me realize how actually in life dreams get shattered, literally.  Why do we miss someone and what happens when that ‘someone’ goes away from you forever. Or , you decide to step away from that ‘someone ‘ forever.
Ravinder met his girlfriend who died in 2007 before they got formally engaged. He adapted his own story into a novel- I Too Had a Love Story  .  Rest is a read and a journey he took on his own.


It’s hard to connect with someone but for the mere mortals that we are and the heart that beats we do get what I call not feelings but ‘connects’ for certain people whom we meet in our life journey . However, the truth, that is always harder is that not every one of them is meant to stay in your life and that’s precisely the reason why we always need to keep in charge of our connects which is our heart.
Over the time and not necessary after reading the book, I h…

Neemrana & the big city

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It was a beautiful new year’s eve . What made it beautiful was not that the year was ending, after all the date change happens every day and so does the time which changes every second.It was something more.
I am not sure how many of you have gotten a chance to visit a tiny village near Alwar called as – Kesroli .The best place to stay here is -http://the-hill-fort-kesroli.neemranahotels.com/ .


As I stepped out of the ‘mahal ‘(that’s what they call rooms in- here) I truly felt elevated. It was the sheer feel of being in Rajasthan and being amidst peace where life moves at a pace defined by the people who stay here.  Believe me, you would want to stay here forever not because you are staying in a palace but you are in a surrounding where you feel at peace with yourself.
As I happen to sip an early morning tea (though I am a coffee person) I was joined by Elena .  She happens to be a globe-trotter and loves capturing the ‘speed’ of cities as she says.Together we decided to head out for an…