A DRIZZLE IN THE DESERT BY PC BALASUBRAMANIAN

TITLE: A DRIZZLE IN THE DESERT
AUTHOR: PC BALASUBRAMANIAN
PUBLISHER: INKSTATE
GENRE: FICTION
PAGES: 232

BOOK BLURB:
Abhi has no reasons to complain – he lives in the Land of the Dreams, the United States of America. He is working in a large retail conglomerate and has the trust and respect of his management. He is being offered the opportunity to set up India operations for the company. His best friend from IIT is his colleague. He is married to the girl he loves. And he has an angel for a daughter. And yet, he suddenly finds his life spiraling down. His wife Anjali suspects him of having an affair with his bestie, Deepali, who is undergoing marital problems. And she does not like Abhi’s father Sundaram dedicating his life to an unrelated person Vasudevan – a man whom even Abhi loves like a father. Abhi is also burdened by a request – Vasu’s last wish that Sundaram hopes Abhi will be able to fulfill. Will Abhi be able to fulfill it? Will Anjali understand and accept him? Will Deepali find happiness? Will there be a drizzle in the desert, will life bring back the lost happiness.



BOOK REVIEW:
The book opens up with the beautiful friendship between Abhi and Deepali. Abhi soon develops liking for Anjali and confesses his love for her. They get married  and life flows smoothly for them. Deepali who is married to Karthik now faces some marital problems and Abhi comes forward to help his best friend. This act of Abhi upsets Anjali who becomes insecured as she suspects that Abhi and Deepali are having an affair. All this creates disturbance in Abhi's life. Not just this, he also keep thinking why his father Sundaram is devoting his whole life taking care of his friend Vasudevan and not giving much time to his own family.

What is making Anjali so insecure? Why Sundaram is devoting his life to his friend Vasudevan? To know all this you will have to read this book.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF THE BOOK?
I liked the true friendship between Abhi and Anjali and especially how Abhi handles complicated situation at Deepali's place so well.

I really loved the character of Sundaram because he was an understanding father and always gave him space. Sundaram has many wonderful insights on life, in topics ranging from friendships to professional life. How he was a true friend to Vasudevan and above all a kind human being. I liked how he was there for Vasudevan when he needed him always. How he was there to take care of him so well, ( whether it was combing his hair or changing his shirt and devoting most of his time for Vasudevan).  While in this world where people are so occupied in their own lives, Sundaram not only takes good care of his friend but also go out of the way to fulfill his last wish of finding his lost son. I admire Sundaram's understanding nature towards everyone around him. How he advices Gopal Krishnan to get married to Madhumita is what shows his positive outlook towards life.

I liked how over the course of the novel Karthik undergoes a definite transformation from being arrogant to kind person.

Overall it is an engaging read. The book is very well-written and the writing style of Author is really impressive. I found the cover picture and title apt. This book gives a strong message about friendships to all readers about how we should be there for our friends when they need us the most.

RATING: I give the book 5/5 Stars and highly recommend it! I really think people who believe in true friendship would especially like to read it.


" IT WAS HIS CONSCIOUS DECISION TO CARRY ON WITH HIS LIFE WITHOUT BURDENING ANYONE AND TO A GREAT EXTENT, HE HAS BECOME KARMA YOGI".



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bala has authored three books so out of which two were as lead author. The titles are Rajini’s Punchtantra, Grand Brand Rajini – both these books deal with business and brand management with Rajinikanth in the backdrop and Rajini’s Punchtantra is a national best seller. His passion to tell a story resulted in his first fiction titled ‘Ready Steady Exit’, a book packed with humour, romance, nuances of a start-up entity and suspense.
Bala is the Executive Director & President of Matrix Business Services India P Ltd – India’s largest integrated Business Assurance Company having presence across the country. Bala is a speaker as well and he has been addressing corporates, colleges and other communities on invitation.






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