If there would be a reason for my smile throughout this weekend then I would wholeheartedly give this credit to Shantanu Naidu.
I heard his book, ‘I Came Upon A Lighthouse’ and it gave me many reasons to smile and understand the purity of holding relationships strong. A memoir that focuses more on the events and memories than the people’s existence and achievement.
Through his book, Naidu writes his life that reflects to his readers as a source of positivity and inspiration. His play of words brings out the awe-inspiring individuals lives impactful. While I was listening I felt, I was hearing of someone’s growth, someone who is acknowledging life, someone who was trying to make a mark in the world and of their journey as a whole by looking up to someone and working with him.
I have always believed that writing about animals needs sensitivity and emotional connection and I became firm towards this perspective throughout this book. From initiating ‘Motopaws’ to taking care of the author’s pet this book also has a point for being so charming and delicate. I have always pondered about the thought of how the conversations must proceed when you are personally related to a person of a drastic age and experience gap. This book is a pool of emotions and one could feel the weightage of connection the individuals have experienced.
The book gives us friendly and thrilling insights into the legendary Mr Tata that digs deeper into the unknown traits and interests of the legend. The interactions that the two individuals made were friendly and heartwarming trespassing the initial formal conversations. The readers get to know Mr Tata through the eyes of Naidu which is indeed etched with love and respect for each other’s works. We as readers come across Mr Tata as a soft-spoken, generous, kind-hearted man sharing a mutual love for animals like the author himself.
This is a colourfully represented book that conceives mentorship and friendship on the same boat with dependent maturity and faith.
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