Blurb: A 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 travellers for some reason are unable to complete the journey to reach the “happily lived together ever after “ station.
About the Authors
- Santosh Avvannavar: Santosh started his career as a con- sultant and Soft Skills Trainer. After his college education from NITK, Surathkal, he worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Indian In- stitute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President while working at IISC, Bangalore. He has over twenty-five publications of mostly research documents in national and international journals. He has also authored sixteen conference papers and regularly writes articles for a national and worldwide daily paper. He also works as an advisor for different organizations. He also dabbles in fiction writing and is the author of Adhuri Prem Kahaniya; Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Super- hero, Second Heart and Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview; Be A B.A.; Surrogate Author; Title is Untitled; Black, Grey and White. He likes to devote his personal time in writing for a website, namely the Amrita Foundation for HRD (www.amritafoundation.wordpress.com). He has conducted seminars and training sessions for more than 40,000 people in India and abroad over the last seven years.
- Jyothi Byahatti: Jyothi has done MBA in HR & Marketing from Karnataka University, Dharwad and started career as a banker with ICICI Bank Ltd. She has also worked as a Re- cruitment Consultant with an executive search firm. Moved on for a short stint in teaching with T John College, Bangalore in the department of Management Studies. Jyothi got involved in proof reading and editing a few books, which inspired her to start writing stories.
- Raghunath Babu Are: Author of Title is Untitled. He holds B.E., M.Tech (IISc, Bangalore), Sr. Software Engg, Over 5+ year of experience as a Software Engineer at Yahoo! and Microsoft India. An alumnus of IISc, Bangalore.
Review: This book is not the routine love stories type but it has all true stories of love without a happy ending but with experiences, narrated by central characters that will make the readers think about the sense of love and not just me but everyone who reads these stories will able to relate to it. The plots are complex, the characters are strong. What I felt after reading the stories is that they give us the strength to move forward in life without stopping when life hits you with pains and few of the stories are about real people who have experienced those pains and how they help to overcome the problems. For me this book again stands out like other books with the theme of love and compassionate with messages. This book did touch me a lot and also made me sad in few pages. I liked the style of narration and content was also very apt. I shall highly recommend this book to all.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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