Mani Shankar is a lonely man; rather, he chose loneliness. Preferring to spend a couple of months alone, to his travel to the U.S.A with his wife to be with his children, he impulsively decides to spend his time in Joshimatt, a lovely base camp on the way to Badrinath in the Himalayas, immediately after sending off his wife from the Chennai airport. Mani Shankar’s experiences in this story are testimonies to the eternal truth that we all have a grand purpose in our life and our life journey is a journey towards our fulfillment. Things happen towards this journey of ours. That includes our loneliness, too.
Life is full of strange coincidences. We have all come here for a purpose, we may not know. Everyone meets everyone else to help them know ‘who they truly are.’ Once we realize ‘who we truly are,’ we feel our life is fulfilled.
This story is about the people Mani Shankar met in Joshimatt. A mentally retarded, lonely, adolescent girl. A lonely, high ranking Colonel in the Army. A young, lonely hotelier. A young Christian nun, A doctor couple from Ajmere, who had lost their only son. An astrologer-priest in a temple, who is still searching for his lost wife.
And Mani Shankar has his love story to tell too. All intertwined.
About the author(s)
About the Author
T.N.Neelakantan, a post graduate in Chemistry, is a retired professional and had an illustrious career in banking, finance, investments, insurance and human resources development, in both India and Dubai. With his more than three decades of work experience, he is now settled in Tenkasi, a rural town in Tirunelveli District of Tamilnadu, for pursuing social and charitable activities. He is into training and development. He divides his time between India and USA.
L.N.Charitable Trust is promoted and managed by T.N.Neelakantan and his family. The Trust focuses its attention on Youth Development.
T.N.Neelakantan conducts training programs on Personality Development, Communication Skills, Spoken English, General Knowledge and Quiz. He is a motivational speaker and has conducted programs in several colleges and schools for the benefit of college lecturers, school teachers and students.
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