Nethra Kaul is sharp, efficient, beautiful and single. A quintessential “good girl”, she believes in doing the ‘right thing’, always. Only, her life isn’t all that right. A broken heart? Check. Misfit at work? Double-check. Hopeless romanticism? Not enough checks in the world!
Avinash Rathore, her batchmate from the IAS, is the man she had loved and wanted, very much. Avinash is a high-flyer and his life looks picture perfect at the moment – a soaring career, a lovely wife and a beautiful child.
The tentacles of fate are closing in fast as Nethra and Avinash come together, one more time, for something that will prove to be as disastrous as it is enticing.
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There are some love stories which can only be experienced they can never be told. This is one such story. Written straight from the heart in an honest tone, there is something about this heartwarming love story that tugs your heart. A cover that is so mystic and a blurb that leaves you pondering, this book had made me inquisitive about what is in store for me.
Growing up in Indian society as a woman means you have been conditioned to believe that your place is in kitchen and that to harbour any dreams of a career is almost criminal. You could maybe get away with murder but not if you choose your career over your personal priorities. This story resonated very strongly with me for I have been there, done that. The very question that does a woman need a man to complete her in life is something that has been debated for decades now and yet no one has seen its end, convincingly.
The story of Nethra, is so relatable which I am sure most of the women in India will also agree with. Dare to dreams and dare to defy everyone to make them come true – is the mantra of her life but somewhere in one corner we all want to be loved and have a companion to come back to after a long day of battling the world. Is Nethra also like that?
On the other hand we have Avinash who is battling with his mind and heart, unable to decide what to choose between the two. He somehow reminds me of guys who always want to fall in love, date the most popular girl in their class but want a homely girl to get married to, someone who has never dated and is simple. I loved reading his thoughts and trying to understand what makes him think the way he is. The point is, neither of them are to be blamed for thinking like this. This is what your upbringing and social conditioning does to us.