Monday, 4 May 2015

The Departing Point : Two people search of love...leaving love in between

Details of the Book
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
1508964122 (ISBN13: 9781508964124)

From the book blurb
Physicist says ‘Biologically, love is a powerful neurological condition like hunger or thirst, only more permanent’. A psychotherapist says 'Love has many guises'. A philosopher says 'Love is a passionate commitment'. A romantic novelist says 'Love drives all great stories', A nun says 'Love is free yet binds us'. The authors try to find out what is love from the people who have experienced it. From common people like us. Based on true love experiences, The Departing Point brings seven exciting journeys of love showcasing different situations and circumstances where the travelers for some reason are unable to complete the journey to reach the “happily lived together ever after “ station.

Santosh Avvanavar, Jyothi Byahatti and Raghunath Babu Are

What I think
The cover page is very nice. It consists of a sketch of a boy and girl holding a bunch of balloons each inscribed with the essentials of love. As the book blurb rightly points out, this book is all about love.

Love is an over-hyped four letter word. All thanks to books ans movies, our heads are filled with several notions about love. True love wins, a person can fall in love only once, it is alright to wait forever to conquer love and so on. Deep within, all of us wish that our life is also like a fairy tale. We all wish to fall in love and hope for a happily ever after. But, love is complex. This book puts across this fact through simple stories. It reiterates the importance of relationships and selflessness. It says that patience, selflessness, compromise, trust, etc. are prerequisite for love. Whereas, emotions like anger, jealousy, possessiveness, lies,selfishness, etc. can spoil it.

There are seven very short stories. My Last Letter emphasizes the importance of relationships. It restates that at the end of the day, money doesn’t matter. But people and nice memories do. Derailed-Salem Express conveys that love is not just a four lettered word. It also reiterates the importance of controlling both body and mind. Julie Loves Me begins as a cute love story. As it progresses, it speaks about how selfishness can kill a relationship. It tries to make us understand that love is not a convenience or an easy cakewalk. It further requires that fake love must be identified. Sometimes, all is not fair in love says Checklist Love. My Cinderella very nicely narrates that life is not a fairy tale. It is important to understand that unlike books and movies, life need not always have perfect/expected ending. Na Paki na Gulab Nadir ko baksh do Janaabis written like a play. Sometimes, it is better to let go and move on, it says.

In short, it is a tiny book with simple stories narrating complex faces of love. It will not demand more than a couple of hours of your time. Try it!


Thank you
Thanks to the Author for contacting me and sending across this book for review.


  1. At least in some cases love is like milk.Afresh it is worthy and acceptable. But at the passage of time it gets decayed. So better love should be preserved in the packets of sincerity.Nice review,Satya.

    1. I loved your perspective Rudra. Thanks :)