Author: Nilesh Rathod
No. of Pages: 254
Price: 170 INR
Publisher: Rupa Publications(2016)
An insider’s view into what goes on behind the glittering facade of corporate stardom, DESTINY of SHATTERED DREAMS is a fast-paced tale of a brilliant young man’s meteoric rise. It is also a moving portrayal of the fallibility of love.
Ambition, passion and raw courage are Atul Malhotra’s key aides to realizing his dreams as he learns the art of gambling for high stakes. What follows is a game of treachery, infidelity and murder.
The book lays bare the sordid corporate-politico nexus that compels this once middle-class boy to deftly learn the ropes and negotiate a world where dirty deals and power plays can make or break lives, where one wrong choice could be fatal.
A tale of yachts and hidden Swiss accounts, sordid affairs of lust, intrigue and exhilarating highs, Nilesh Rathod’s Destiny of Shattered Dreams is also the story of innocence forever lost.
Atul Malhotra, the protagonist, is a self-made man. He worked hard to make his dreams come true. But when he falls prey to dirty politics, his life becomes miserable.His wife leaves him and he starts an affair with one of a new joinee in his company, the illegal funds in his business procured from the politicians come into light and there is a raid at his office. His wishful thinking eventually came true.
The story takes the roller coaster ride of Atul Malhotra, from being a renowned businessman to how he lands behind the bar as a convict.
If you want to know what went wrong, please grab the copy and find out.
The good part is that the reader gets to taste a variety of flavors from romance, emotion, thrill, politics and drama.
There are many characters, but they all have been given a justified role. When one starts the book, it is difficult to put it down, before finishing as the plot is nostalgic.
The author has laid out the reflection of the corporate world very cleverly and the poetry is the added spice to make this novel more appealing.
There are too many financial and business jargons and it might be difficult for readers to understand if they don’t have a background. Also, some of the characters could have been given more light.
My Rating: 4/5
About the Author
A Graduate in commerce and a Chartered Financial Analyst by education, he co-founded Ensemble Infrastructure India Limited in the year 2002. The company employs over 2000 personnel and has successfully delivered thousands of contracts including offices, hotels, hospitals and retail spaces for top corporates including Apple, Citibank, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Reliance Industries, State Bank of India, Tata Group and Vodafone among others.
‘Destiny of Shattered Dreams’ is a debut in the genre of contemporary fiction.
He also writes poetries in English and Hindi. His first novel has five of his poetries originally written in Hindi.
Born in 1977, he lives in Mumbai with my wife Preeti and sons Shloak and Parv.
You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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