Book Review - Ten Essentials to the blueprint of Happiness for writersmelon

10 essentials to the blueprint of happiness, the name easily discloses to you the intent it carries between the covers. The writer – Bhanu Arora pens his personal thoughts and everyday stories into ten chapters each taking the reader towards his belief system around happiness, which is usually accepted & adopted by the society at large.

Anxiety over career progression, office gossips, self-identity, money matters, relationships, travel, leading a dream, believing in supreme power and many other aspects of our daily lives has been painted in a lucid manner by the author and hence makes it a very easy read. Though the author maintains a third person point of narration, but reader can sense his voice across the chapters as there is no single protagonist across all the pages of this self-help book. Each chapter deals with a specific issue actioned through set of characters lightly sketched and carries a self-help mantra as a possible solution. Portrayal of current scenarios & myriad concerns around a modern life dwelling in a city has been well penned but certain references to demonetisation seems unnecessary especially after all fizz around it has died down.I enjoyed reading the chapter on money , it brought about commercial sense in a fun manner without sounding too technical.

I appreciate the effort of the author to bring out his debut book while handling a role of a banker and hopeful that the book will catch attention of young readers. I just wonder whether in today’s whatsapp generation where every day starts with a feel good mantra of life from friends and relatives, would I like to listen to the same knowledge bytes in a form of a book – may be yes – may be no.

Happy to review a debut book of an Indian author, thanks to writersmelon to give this opportunity.

About the author - Bhanu Arora is a banking professional and also a passionate writer. ‘Ten Essentials to the Blueprint of Happiness’ is his debut book. He has written a few short stories in the past that can be accessed from his blog . His other passions are travelling, music, movies, and food that inspire him to write.


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