Name: Table for One –
Author: Neha Bindal
Publisher: HALF BAKED BEANS (20 July 2018)
[Video] Table for One
Taara Maheshwari, a single woman in her thirties and a successful lawyer, is tough from outside but a die heart fan of romantic movies from inside. She grew up seeking her “happily ever after’ but amid various heartbreaks andculture of modern age short term relationships,her believe in “true connections” got replaced by the comfort of being “emotionally disconnected.” After she turned 31, her parents persuaded her into meeting a guy for marriage who sounded just perfect for her. Acting on impulse,she told her parents that she would meet him only if they let her go on atrip to Europe.
As Taara went on to explore the world, she experienced what actually happens when a single Indian girl travels to Europe all by herself. Is it only about dancing, singing or falling in love? What happens after you fall in love? Does love conquer all? Only her story would tell.
This book reminds me of the well known fact that says “It’s All about the Journey, Not the Destination“, Taara a woman in her thirties, with a series of heartbreaks from bad relationships quits her job, though her marriage is on the cards,she decides to go on a trip to discover herself while exploring the beautiful cities of Europe.
The book is fast paced from page one and gears up further to bring in the travel mood to the reader. This book rightly fits into the genre of “Travelogue with a dash of contemporary fiction”, I love the narrative style of the Author, as every line that describes those places takes you virtually on a tour along with the protagonist Taara.
Though there are cinematic resemblances it does not hinder the mood of the reader in any way. Overall it’s a good read and can be a travel guide for people to refer while travelling to those places.
I personally rate “Table for One – Neha Bindal” a 4/5 with a equal composition of thrill, emotions, broken heart, travelogue and engaging content.
PS: This book is so exciting that it has made me to resolute, of planning an overseas travel once a year….either solo or as an adventurous one.
“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination”
Kiran K Adharapuram