Set in the twenty-first
century, the modern era, where most people are busy with their daily chores and
gadgets, and hardly have any time for self-realization, this story is based on
a similar young character. He was different in the sense that he was aware of
The real story,
describes how he underwent a sudden change in his thought process after the
quakes of November 12th, 2013. The new thought process, which made his life
simpler, brought with it plenty of happiness. The happiness ignited in him a
strange desire to write a book. In the book, he mentions descriptions of some
of his ‘post-quake’ days, the negativities and dilemmas which he occasionally
faced as a teenager, how he overcame them and how the quakes changed his
perspective towards life. He illustrates how introspection can bring a
beautiful change in life.
But excess of
anything is bad – this holds true for happiness too. It created a new dilemma
for him: Was it some enlightenment, or was it insanity?
Saurabh Gupta is
a medical student at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New
Delhi. Born in a
family of doctors, he completed his basic schooling in 2012 from St. Francis De
Sales School, New Delhi. In his first book, a nonfiction, he describes how
despite being selected in IIT and AIIMS, the premier institutes of their respective
fields, was not ‘truly happy’ with his life. He describes how a change in
perspective helped him realize the purpose of life.