Book release on 1st Jan 2021
I lived a life of monotone…yes, monotone. In my life I saw pain, courage, excitement—all what the audience would call “adventure”.
Perhaps at a turn the adventure stopped being a monotone and took on a new meaning…
And thus began Nain’s conflict. Maybe her life wasn’t normal. And what was normal? Nain did not have a normal life…not by our standards; coming from a world of war and perpetual death in Indian Occupied Kashmir, narrowly escaping to Pakistan with only half her family intact—barely—and ending up with a hectic job as a journalist, life was one giant roller coaster. But that was normal, right?
Perhaps the Sabbatical was the answer: a chance to relive her life, make different choices…change directions. Or was it?
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Targeted Age Group:: adults, Women
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Life is movement, it is movement because it is struggle. Because it is movement it is change. To stagnate is death. Life is joy, happiness, a roller-coaster, a Pandora's box…life is adventure…Life makes
When I wrote this novel in 1999, I just wanted to write about life..a person's life and a person's take of life. I wanted my protagonist to take her readers through her life journey. At that time the genre of "slice of life" wasn't really a genre. "humanism" although an old genre, was never really labelled or brought to screen. Since then there have been a lot of "humanistic" and "life" related dramas, series, and novels that have come out and are rightly celebrated: because we can relate to this genre the most.
Our life is indeed one big drama set up in one big stage. It is temporary but we are so immersed in our roles that we forget. It is too long as we live it but too short as we realise how many years have already passed.
The loss of time is one that can never be remedied. We get shackled by people, by circumstances. It is even more difficult to break free today than it was in the 90s.
And so Nain decides to break free. Or more so, she decides to take a break from her current life to decide if she should break free or if her life as it was is really the one for her?
I guess, through her, I expressed hope. Hope and faith that my future would be something to look forward to.
Nain Tara walked alone in the dark night. It was dark yet it was comforting. The night of February when leaves stirred with rustic noises as the wind blew suddenly, wrapping everyone and everything around in its cold, but inviting embrace. She was alone, yes, but she didn’t mind it. She knew at last that she was safe. She had suffered long and severe, but she had had light pleasures too.
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