About The Author: Shikha Khanduja Kaul is an Indian author who was born in Amritsar, Punjab. Her family moved to Gurgaon in 1992 and she has seen the city grow from a small town to being the Millennium City of India. She completed her schooling from Gurgaon and later graduated with Honours in Physics from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HR) from Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning.
A mother to a beautiful daughter and a wife to the handsomest husband, a daughter to loving parents and a daughter-in-law to the most caring parents-in-law, she works in the Staffing Industry and is passionate about penning her thoughts and creating stories out of thin air. She loves to dance and spend time with her little princess. In short, she can be described as a complete woman who ensures she goes to bed with a content smile every day; someone who manages her 24 hours, balancing both her personal and professional lives, perfectly.
She found her passion for writing not too long ago. Her debut fiction novel is a love-story with a touch of the realities prevailing in the Indian society that form the foundation of the biases against women for centuries. She hopes to come up with at least one novel every year for as many years as she can. With the plethora of ideas that the author in her is eager to offer, she wishes her readers ‘Happy Reading’.
About The book: Aisha is trapped in her own secret which makes her life hell.
Her love for Raghav is true. But hailing from two very different cultures is the basis of their continued friction. Aisha is a Punjabi girl from Gurgaon and Raghav a Bihari from Ranchi. Raghav’s family will certainly not accept a girl from outside their community. And yet, he continues giving her false hopes through his efforts and promises.
And then they take a step which entangles her life further.
Will she manage to come out of this quandary or must she continue to live in her self-created web? Explore her journey that makes her realize the atrocities being committed on women in the Indian society and the tough decisions she must take, keeping her most loved ones oblivious to everything happening in her life.
Review: First look of the book is perfectly appealing to the readers to read the book. The cover design is beautiful. Again a good work by Ammol Karambe. The title is perfectly suited to the story. The blurb perfectly explains the story so far. The prologue is so interesting that it creates an excitement among the readers to read the full story. Intercaste marriage is always a problem in the society and the way Author had explained in the book is really very interesting to read. The problems which both Raghav and Aisha had faced was nicely portrayed by the Author. The narration was going with a flow that one feels excited what will happen next. As a reader, we can’t stop the book in between till we finish it. The climax was superb. I just loved the end and never imagined the story would turn out so beautiful. There will be smile on the readers face till the end and it will continue for quite some time. The emotions were so beautifully described by the Author in the book. As a reader, I cried, smiled and also fell in love with all the characters. Relationship between Raghav and Aisha or Aisha and Sameer have a charm and one can easily fall in love with them. Raghav’s family’s nature is the harsh reality of the society which every one face these days. Overall a nice read and I suggest every parent should read this book who are against Intercaste marriage.
Drawback: Some of the characters should be given more importance such as Raghav’s character, her sister Aruna’s character and Sameer’s character.
I would appreciate Shikha’s Debut work and Would recommend everyone to read this. All the best Author.