Book Review- Savi Sharma’s Everyone has a Story

Hi Everyone! So, clearly I’ve been having a lot of time on my hands lately. I just finished another book! It’s Savi Sharma’s Everyone Has a Story.Here’s my review. 

The story revolves around 4 characters, Nisha, Kabir, Vivaan and Meera. Meera, a budding story teller is in search of a tale that would move souls and have an impact on readers. She dreams about the time she would read her story to avid readers like herself, while attentively listening to the authors presenting their work in the cafe. Kabir an employee at the cafe and a friend of Meera is a source of motivation and encouragement for Meera’s dream. Nisha, a long-lost customer at the cafe, guarding her own dark secrets, ends up being one of her best friends. She finally comes across Vivaan, assistant bank manager of Citibank, igniting an idea for a plot. In her sessions at the Cafe, she attempts to decrypt Vivaan. Amidst these interactions, stories and events unfold, revealing information and struggles of each of the characters. As she pens her growing relation with Vivaan, she realizes that there are certain people who leave a mark on you, freeing you from the mental boundaries and encouraging you to grow and work persistently towards your goals. 
I wasn’t quite impressed with the storyline. I found the plot quite stretched out and there were elements that were amiss. Although there were attempts at humour, I found them weak. The philosophical aspect was nothing out of the ordinary. There will be some people that will bring out the best in you, and will make you do things that you may have never imagined. This wasn’t anything new, or untold. I’d hoped I would maybe grab something about life, love and friends that i’d never come across before. I found the story quite ordinary, but not completely disappointing. 
I’d rate the book a 2.5 on 5.
Lots and lots of love, 

Themysticalpanda

Goa, ’17

Currently in my dorm room. On my bed, covered with pink sheets with flowers on them. Just watched Dil Chahta Hain, a classic Bollywood movie.

I too,was in Goa with my friends only a month ago. We made memories that I would take to the grave. It was beautiful.

Thought I should put it into writing.

December, the 13th; 6.03 pm. Should we do Goa?.
December, the 13th, 10:28 pm. Amidst chaos and the excitement of planning a trip out of town, my friend books the wrong ticket. Her guilt almost made her back out. Almost. Our plan almost got cancelled. Almost.
But one of us had already booked, we had no option to back out now. Luckily!

This wasn’t all. We still had accommodation in Goa to screw up.
There was this online booking platform. The place looked decent enough for the price we were willing to pay. We checked a couple of reviews and decided to go for it.
Turns out the place wasn’t decent. It looked far from habitable. And we were outside the apartment at around 7in the evening, when this realization hits.

This is where the saviors of our trip come into picture. The friend who messed up her booking, had a good friend of hers in Goa. They rescued us from the havoc that we created with our naive attitude. Yes, we were naive. One of us wanted to see the sunrise in Goa. We’re naive.

Goa is beautiful and so are the people, who I’ve learned are not ,as stereotyped, party animals. We managed to visit quite a lot of places in this rather short trip.

Now, after almost a month of a new Goa themed Facebook Profile, the feeling of nostalgia has set in. But at the end of it all, we enjoyed to the fullest. I cant think of a better set of people that I would have wanted to share these tragic and beautiful moments with.

Take care and always double check your booking details before hitting Confirm.
Salam.

Lots of love,
themysticalpanda