A combination of both fiction and the facts, complimented by eye catching photographs |
Authors: Ram Prakash & Deepa Pinto Price: Rs.495/- The Stopover is a book which is one of a kind for it is a combination of both fiction and the facts which are complimented by eye-catching photographs. The stopover is an anthology of four short stories that takes place in four parts of India i.e Ladakh, Channapatna, Ooty and Chennai. The variegated stories are knitted around these places.
The Tibetan wheel of wisdom is story of Varun who retreats in Ladakh from his tumultuous life. He befriends three Tibetans. Among his three new found friends he has a Buddhist Monk who talks of having found peace despite of his chaotic life. He talks of the Tibet’s history and how Tibetan’s had to suffer and get culturally deprived off from their land. Will these lessons help Varun find solitude and help him change his life or will he be stuck and tangled in the convoluted web of worries?
A Rocking horse can gallop too is a tale of a toy maker, Vishwa who is an expert in making toys but his life has also setbacks. He also has his own sets of lows and highs with his life. Will he survive it? Will he be able to tell his children that his profession is not something to be embarrassed of? Will his sons be able to understand their father’s feelings?
The sun shines forever is the story set up in the hill town of Ooty, one of the most favorite tourist hotspots. It describes the Toda tribe’s culture and their lifestyle. Vijay, the protagonist is belongs this tribe. He has a big responsibility to save his Toda culture from the danger associate with a young city girl who is smitten to his brother. Will he be successful in his task?
I hear them calling is the final short story which is set up in Chennai. Vikram and Deepika are madly in love with each other. They are going to join their career together sooner but a vacation in Chennai brings Vikram in touch with the ornamental fish breeding at Kolathur. He feels he is accountable to save his father’s business and also he has an urge to make difference in the animal world. Will he be able to do it or not?
The pros: The related information about the places like the history of the Tibetans, the life of a toy maker, etc., mentioned in the stories are weaved into a beautiful story along with few picturesque images. The cover page and the entire design of the book. The picture postcards come complimentary in the book.
The cons: All the four-stories have predictive plots. If you are a traveler, a book lover, a reader, a photographer then you will not want to miss this book despite the cons.
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