WRITING STYLE: 4/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5
What is the secret to life? Someone asks, Is it money? Is it power? Is it all the materialistic things this world has to offer? or is it “Happiness’ in whichever form one sees it.
“Kasauli Lights” is an artistic piece of work which talks about the hectic lives we live and the chaos it is surrounded with, assembled in a nicely packed love story which makes you “feel” the real sense of life, and it’s definitely not spending one’s life living in a cubicle surrounded by work.
It tells about things which we fail to enjoy, the morning cup, our daily commute, a simple smile, the face of a loved one, a nice gesture of a stranger, your favourite tune, the sunset. It talks about the energy of the universe and how one can tap into it to make sure that the negative vibes are avoided.
The book talks about how people under the fear of ill-happenings are misled by various religious leaders, and about how these guys feed on our fear to get their means. It uses “Rahu” as an evil lord who’s made it his life’s motive to make every individual’s life hell, irrespective of all social norms and distinctions. The book comes out in the open and fights the so-called protectors of human souls via radio talk shows. The protagonist challenges “pandit-Ji”- a self-proclaimed spiritual guide to a showdown of wits and scientific explanations armed with his Kausali Lights technique the protagonist explains how the alignment of planets are not the cause of all the ill events happening in our lives.
Set up in the breathtaking locales of Kasauli, Chandigarh, Brazil and Mexico, Kasauli lights tells a tale never told of a series of prophecies that will change the life of the protagonist. It leads him on a wild trail of soul-searching adventures.
It’s a well-written book with a quick take on love, its take on astronomy, astrology keeping in mind a scientific approach and with an added sense of spirituality. Bringing all the above factors together gives a more lucid view to the palpability of these subjects.
Final Word – Can be read by people who are looking for a reason to take a break from their lives and dedicate time for some spiritual well-being. Can be avoided by those who like fast paced writing styles.