One look at the cover and I was in love with it. Add to the fact that I love Pigeons. [ They are said to live with one partner all the life and can find their mate from anywhere. ] Knowing this, I expected story of two such people who like pigeons seek love and finally find it right where they began looking for it.
Aditya , a sikh guy whose name was converted in his early years is an ambitious , proud and kind person who is forced to make some choices against his values and morals. Radhika , a girl from small town who married for all wrong reasons and circumstances , widowed at the age of thirty tow is unsure how to spend the life ahead even if she is finally free to do anything. These are the pigeons who meet , depart , meet again , love , hurt , still love and still miss each other , no matter when and where life takes them.
Sid has beautifully linked the memories and flashback scenes to the events in present. hoe certain things and days are meant to be dedicated to only your past and nothing makes sense those times. Along the protagonists , the other characters are as much true to their character sketch and nature as detailed by the author. I like each one of them in whatever role they were assigned - the servants , the friends , the people who became catalyst in the events unfolding in way they did or even the people who remotely had no influence on the events but were still a part of it.
I really enjoyed the alternating narration and the flashback modes 'cause it kept me wondering what changed these two nice people to become who they are right now. It was like meeting them at a coffee place and some how listening to their life story. I judged them on some pages , cried for Radhika at another , smiled for Aditya's love and there was some satisfaction when the book ended.
Like , there was still hope for love. Hope for second and third chances , if only you believed.
My rating : 9/10
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