Love, Peace & Happiness: What more can you want?
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    Love, Peace & Happiness: What more can you want? (English, Paperback, Rituraj Verma)

    Love, Peace & Happiness: What more can you want?  (English, Paperback, Rituraj Verma)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
    • ISBN: 9789381836347, 9381836345
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 223
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    Description
    Stories surround us. Stories about people like us who make difficult and often complex choices that sometimes astound us. You must have come across some people in your own life who closely resemble the characters in these stories. Maybe you have gone through trying moments in your life too. For instance, have you ever been bugged enough with your partner to want to leave? Have you ever had to choose between love and money? Have you ever had to compete with your partner? Have you ever felt that your family weighs you down when it comes to choosing your partner? At times like these, havent you wished that things happened differently and that you could change how they ended? Now you will control how the stories in this book end.

    Each story centres on the life of an urban middle class character caught in a set of circumstances beyond his or her control. A Hindu girl living in with a Muslim boy is suddenly in the glare of global media in a reality TV show, a divorced cynical man faces the prospect of committing himself to a prostitute, a highly talented small town girl must choose between life and death. All must resolve the conflicts within their beliefs. Read the way the stories end in the book, but if you dont agree with the ending, visit the website riturajverma.com for alternate endings. If you dont like the way the stories end there either, write your own, and if your ending is selected, see it in print in the next print run with your name in the acknowledgements. Hoping to change the world, one story at a time

    About the Author
    Rituraj Verma started his career as a mechanical engineer having cleared the IIT JEE as a fluke. He pushed his luck further and by another fluke, managed to get into Tulane University, New Orleans, for his MBA. Naturally, he switched tracks to FMCG sales, retail, real estate and then finally, consulting. He met his wife, Smriti, at the Indian Railways Staff College in Baroda and has always claimed that she was the lucky one, which of course, is often debated in the family.

    His true calling, however, seems to be writing, and this book is an act of subconscious expression, amalgamating real life stories with fantasy in a liberating manner. In his adventurous moments at home, he enjoys being referee to his son and daughter. Sometimes, he manages to sound tuneful when he is playing the electric guitar, though some neighbours disagree. When he is not playing the guitar, he is usually playing with his own hair on his head.
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      • 2012
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      • Rituraj Verma
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    4

    Nice

    its a OK Book.:-) Its a collection of short stories with a difference. The stories revolve around 3 basic facets of human existence.
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    Rashmi Kushwaha

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    7 Apr, 2014

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    Direction-less and Boring

    I generally don't read such books but this became an exception as it was a collection of short stories but this was a disappointing read. The same thing written in a different way over & over again. By the end of it I was just going through the motions and wanted this torture to finish! My Recommendation: Avoidable to say the least!
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    Nishant Jha

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    20 Feb, 2013

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    A Fresh And Crisp Take On Young India !

    The book is a collection of nine stories dealing with the lives of young people , the stories revolving around the present day India .The author projects the stark realities of the modern society and the influence money plays on our daily decisions and thereby urging the reader to debate on the various shades of the same. With the Indian literary flourishing with light reads on similar topics , the author comes up with a deeper version of the same , thus confirming his position at a level hi...
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    maliny mohan

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    19 Jan, 2013

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    Relationships in 21st century

    The title, 'Love, Peace and Happiness' set my expectations … I expected heartwarming emotional stories … the stories not only touched my heart but also challenged my notions and beliefs about relationships and how the current generation view them today. The stories related to the Relationships in 21st century.

    It is a nice collection of short stories; some good, some ok'ish while one or two failed to make any impression on me. As for the alternative endings on the website; I expected some s...
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    Hemantkumar Jain

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    18 Oct, 2012

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    An interesting set of contemporary stories

    This book has an interesting set of stories on relationships. The language is very simple and the book is a quick read. The content is very similar to that of most best selling books by Indian authors. So people who like them can consider buying this book as well. An interesting aspect of this book is that the reader can suggest alternate endings through internet. So people who have not been happy with story endings can buy this book, read, login to website and change the ending. Popular endi...
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    The Fool

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    18 Sep, 2012

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    Love,Peace & Happiness : What more can you want?

    When I picked up Rituraj Verma's bright-covered book, "Love, Peace & Happiness : What more can you want?" , I didn't know how to read it. No, I am serious. I have read dozen of books this year already, but I didn't know how to read this particular one, since it provided alternative endings to the stories which one can read on the web-links given at the end of each story. The first key, then, is that, the book is innovative. The foreword by Smriti Verma, the author's wife, is beautifully writt...
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    Ojasi Mehta

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    13 Sep, 2012

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    A surprise package..

    Thought the title of the book gives an impression of it being a "self - help" book, it actually turns out to be a very surprising and interesting book.
    The book has short stories - stories which might appear unusual on the surface but can happen to anyone, anywhere. Stories which surround us in various forms. This book also makes you sit back and look at your own life and raises one of the most important questions - the quest for self.
    The characters cross paths in different stories, in a s...
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    Geetanjali Joshi

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    11 Sep, 2012

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    The Pursuit of Love, Peace & Happiness !

    The first thing that this collection of short stories by Rituraj Verma, makes us realize is that this is about people like us. It's contemporary, realistic, chaotic and a medley of different shades of life. There are various characters in this book who all keep on appearing in each other's life stories, like a cast of characters playing roles in the Life's drama.

    These people of this generation are trying to handle the complexity of relationships and try to find the love in their lives. It's...
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    Neha Bhambu

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    9 Sep, 2012

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    5

    A must read!

    A wonderfully written book. It consists of 9 short stories that are inter-related and ends in a very interesting manner. The USP of the book is obviously the concept of alternate endings. If you are not happy with the end, you have an alternative end waiting for you. If you are still not convinced, or you feel it could have ended in a better way, write it to the author and get it approved. A very unique concept worth experiencing!
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    Binu Thomas

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    6 Sep, 2012

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    Love, Peace & Happiness highly recommended for the theme and its novel approach of alternate endings.

    A very quick read, this book consists of 9 short stories of urban people seeking love, peace and happiness in their lives.

    The interesting thing about this book are the alternate endings, which can be found on the author's website. All of them are very different and each reader may like a different ending based on his/her belief or thought process.

    And don't be fooled by the title, the stories are not all chocolaty, some of the endings are pretty disturbing.

    Highly recommended for the nov...
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    6 Sep, 2012

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