Gently Falls the Bakula

By SUDHA MURTHY

Hello readers.

In the small town of Hubli, Shrikant discovers that he is attracted to his plain-looking but charming neighbour Shrimati, who always does better than him in the school exams. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married. Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder. He works relentlessly and reaches the pinnacle of his industry, while Shrimati abandons her academic aspirations and becomes his uncomplaining shadow, silently fulfilling her duties as a corporate leader’s wife. But one day, while talking to an old professor, she starts examining what she has done with her life and realizes it is dismally empty…

The way characters and their lives are described is wonderful. Sudha Murthy uses simple language and makes the plot so effective. The story is relevant to Indian society. It gives you a lesson on importance of standing on our own legs, being independent.

At the beginning you may feel it a bit dull but the way it gains the plot keeps us hooked up.All the Indian girls are taught to sacrifice something for everyone either it’s her parents, brother or husband. It’s time we learn to sacrifice some time to ourselves. Learn to become independent and strong (both physically and mentally). It makes you clear about your choices between career and marriage life.

In brief it a great book for people who love to read about dreamers and lovers. It makes you realize that your dreams are very important. Never give up, they give you a purpose. This is worth every penny. Truely recommend.

As I say : Reading books is magic, it makes you live hundreds of lives in a single one. Or atleast that’s what I believe. Hopefully this book too will have an impact and magic you are/ were waiting for. For now I’ll take a leave.

And Thanks. 😇

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