Indraneel is a young and successful fil-maker, an alumnus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In an intoxicating relationship with a young and beautiful aspiring actress, his next film is being hailed as a blockbuster. Things couldn’t be going any better. Suddenly, without warning, Indraneel’s life overturns. Hurt floods his heart and soul, seemingly beyond redemption…

He arrives in Rishikesh, a mountain town by the river. The artist within him, as well as the bruised individual, senses the timeless love and solace emanating from the Ganga and the Himalayas, but innumerable whys continue to invade his thoughts. Introduced to Shaman, a bookseller with a difference, an a ‘closet guru’, the deeply sceptical Indraneel is introduced to a bewildering new, yet strangely magnetic world of spiritual seeking.

As the seasons pass, as pass they will… Indraneel gradually opens his mind to what he finds around him, delving step by step into the truth about spirituality and human existence. A measure of peace finally descends on his tormented mind.

But the world beckons yet again and Indraneel stands at a crossroads once more. He is asked to make a difficult choice. Will he submit to the strong current of spirituality now flowing within him? Does a spiritual life mean giving up everything else? Can he ever go back to the world? Will he find the happiness he so desperately seeks?

About the story:

Spirituality comes with a pure amalgamation of soul and heart. This book revolves around and derives this statement. The contentment and soulfulness comes from within and not from the materialistic things. Filled up with inspiration and self-realization, this book has a lot to teach. With an unusual concept in hand, the author has managed to write an amazing story by mixing the fiction part of Indraneel with the non-fiction part of spirituality. As indraneel realizes the meaning of true happiness and finds out where his soul finds solace.

Writing & Narration:

When it comes to the writing part, the author has penned down every emotion beautifully. Right from the chase of materialistic things to the final realization, every part of the story has been written amazingly.

Book cover and Title:

Book cover could have been a little better but the title does justice to the story and can create interest among readers.


  • Good concept
  • Good characterization


  • Switching off at some parts

My verdict:

While summing up the review, I would just like to ask the readers to give a read once. To all those dealing with some or the other problems in life or are stuck somewhere, this book is an enlightening source. So, give it a try, who knows, when self-realization comes to you.

Ratings: 3.5/5

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