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Book Review: Pebbles by Ketaki Aikat

Sometimes we come across a book that is out of any specific genre but keeps us glued. Do you know why? Because it is mind soother that listens to our inner voice and connects with our heart.

One such good book is Pebbles by Ketaki Aikat. It is neither a poetry book nor couplet, it offers 100 quotes and musings of a well-read and well-traveled person. The book is a great read, short and crisp. The author brings forward her observation, experience, wisdom, and much more alive in this book. You will feel that you are thrown into a state and moments of reflections and cogitation as and when you chug ahead with the content of the book.

The book has no peculiar timeline or special themes but all is clubbed between a larger theme called LIFE. Yes, the book aims at the vagaries and vicissitudes of life. Decoding the title, keep walking along the pebbles, you never know when you stumble upon pearls. Most of the quotes and musings are about the value of time.  For instance, in the second musing, the author is right about time that it doesn’t heal, rather it is a dictator that leaves us with no choice.

The book challenges your inner voice, uncommon thoughts that surface at common events. In all senses, it is a thought-provoking book. One can read it over and again to have that piece of calmness and ballast. Before we conclude this review, let’s see one beautiful quote from the book, and how does it impress us.

“None can rebuild without…

A mind that is free of clutter

A heart that is resplendent

A soul that enfolds celestial touch!”

This musing recounts the value of a Phoenix like mind. A mind that has to rebuild something from nothing needs to have a great heart and purity and free mind.

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