On the open road — by Stuti Changle
Publisher: Invincible Publishers & Marketeers
Price: Rs. 199 INR(Paperback)
Buy here: https://amzn.to/2GwmTav
Myra wishes to break free of her cubicle.
Kabir wonders what life would be to build on his own.
Sandy drops out of college to work on the next big start-up idea.
Ramy inspires millions of his generation on his travel blog — on the open road.
The story revolves around the lives of these restless and dreamy 20-somethings as they battle their inner demons and the societal taboos to live life on their terms. The journey entails undying friendship, love and loss, happiness and depression, fear and conquest, dreaming and achieving.
Will they be able to embark on the hard yet empowering journey to start-up a company? Or succumb to the hardships on their road to freedom?
Somewhere between right and wrong, past and future, there lies now.
Don’t let it go. For now, often leads to a new road.
About the author:
A post-graduate in management from the prestigious B-school IMI, New Delhi and a graduate in Computer Science and Technology.
Winner of Notable Mentions in Amazon Kindle’s Pen to Publish Competition.
My take on this book
Myra dreams to have her own startup along with a colleague and friend. Sandy had always been the rebel who didn’t care to fit into his parents expectations. Kabir is leading a life many would dream of but his heart is elsewhere, not in family business. Ramy lives a gypsy life and his travel blog is what inspires his followers to pursue their dreams.
The book is the story of three people with similar hopes and plans and how they let go of their past and not give up on their dreams, till they reach their goal. The places and things that interest youngsters has been smartly included in the story, like cafes and treks.
The story slightly loses tempo during the second half when the trio keep meeting probable investors, and the proceedings get cliched and boring. However, the pre-climax and climax make up by bringing in an unexpected twist. The substance abuse and youngsters looking at parents as hurdles for their dreams, could have been avoided.
While this is one more coming-of-age story, the twist at the end made the book more interesting for me. The message conveyed by the author is commendable and the last two pages hint, this might be largely inspired from Stuti’s personal life. At less than 200 pages, the story stays true to the theme while inspiring and motivating young men and women to look at entrepreneurship with an open mind. A must read for aspiring entrepreneurs, as the journey can get hard for real and stories like these help keep them going in the face of adversities.