Friday, March 14, 2014

Review: I am Life by Shraddha Soni

Life is a puzzle which can never be solved. It's a never ending dilemma which can't be put together and figured out. Author Shraddha Soni in her book "I am Life" embarks on a journey of peace and solitude and takes the readers along with her to search and resolve some of their queries. So is there any light in the stiff darkness? Let's find out. 

I am Life is the journey of Siddharth Khanna from India to New York and back to his country. The author describes Siddharth as a lost soul, who is dejected and depressed with how is life is shaping up. In his search for peace and happiness, he embarks on a journey to his motherland. He shuttles from one Ashram to another in Rishikesh, and soon his journey turns out be a soul searching experience. For a person who had never believed in God, Siddharth realizes the importance of God in everyone’s life.

First look at the title and the cover and a lot of users will be in a fix as what to comprehend about the book. The title though a bit self explanatory but the image confuses at the same time. The blurb has been kept short and simple and talks about a man and his journey where he tries to find out few answers about his questions. 

The story is of Siddharth Khanna who is in New York and his personal life is in a complete mess. His wife Rhea and son Neil have left him for good and he is on the verge of going bankrupt. His friend Andrea consoles him and pushes him to undertake a spiritual journey to Rishikesh the holy land where man finds answers to most of their problems and questions. Siddharth sets on the journey and life changes once he reaches there from learning's and teachings. But will Siddharth able to give up the old habits? Will he realize about the existence of god and it's creations? What will happen in the end to him? That's what the story is all about. 

The questions and dilemmas of life and existence of god always remain in question and some light has been shed on these questions with the help of the book. The ease with which some queries have been resolved is notable and some answers are convincing enough to change few perceptions. The book also lights hope among hopeless. 

The downside of the book is it's lack of detailing at times. The problems and their solutions could have been detailed and answered in a more comprehensive manner and few more basic issues of life could have been given space in the book. 

All in all there is no harm in rediscovering some facts and facets of life. It would do more good than harm. The book is not a detailed presentation but still has some magic which can charm the readers. It's a tussle between the mind and the heart and it guides towards the path of the righteousness. A book for many who seek answers. 


3 OUT OF 5

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