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Tara’s demanding schedules meant that the Dutta’s hadn’t had a proper family vacation for years. And so when her boss decided to give her a few days off for working too much, Shekhar and Roohi got together to make the plans.
“Yayyyy. I am already dreaming of making my own castles on the beaches.”
“Tickets? Check. Clothes? Check. Hotels? Check.” Father and daughter were busy at work sorting out all the formalities while mom was occupied with work as usual.
Though Tara was engrossed in her laptop with last minute work, Shekhar knew that God’s own country with its pristine beaches, the backwaters and the beautiful landscapes would give her time to relax and enjoy with their little princess.
With greenery as far as the eyes could see and its unspoilt beaches, Kerala provided the perfect getaway from the din of Mumbai. Though Tara couldn’t avoid taking the most important calls, the time she spent with Roohi and Shekhar day after day made her understand the importance of family.
One of the days, she was so busy having fun that she even forgot to call her sub editor. Initially, she wasn’t too excited to be on this holiday, but now she didn’t want it to end. It had been the best thing she had experienced in years.
Upendra Namburi is a sales and marketing professional who is on a journey to complete his triumvirate of novels – 31, 60 minutes & 8. His novels cover everything from life in corporate boardrooms, corporate rivalry to love, relationships and the likes. With ’31’ , he had a cracking debut winning the Tata First Book Award. ’60 minutes’ is his second novel. Does it work? Let’s check it out.
There are so many of us who don’t give importance to our lives. Whether we die or live, we feel that it won’t matter to anyone. Call it inferiority complex or whatever you like, we feel that there aren’t many people who care for us. Sadly, our life is not only ours. Our family, friends and many others are dependent on us in one way or the other. Do we even realize how they would feel if we commit suicide? Do we even think of them? Why are we so self-centered?
Shobhan Bantwal has published 5 novels and 2 anthologies before this one. Her books cover a wide variety of women centric issues from dowry to pre-marital sex to even abortions based on gender. ‘The Full Moon Bride’ explores the concept of arranged marriage from the point of view of an Indian American woman. Does it work? Let’s check it out.