Once upon a Dharamyudh by Vibhor Tikiya

**** I received this book as a giveaway from Goodreads******
Life is always harsh for everyone, and we all have the potential to deal with our problems; sometimes we choose to fight and sometimes give-up! Our Indian religion revolves around the verves of Bhagwat Gita and it is believed that it provides solution to every problems of our lives. 

It is the same in the life of Prakash, he is stuck in between the Dharam (also the name of his company) and Karma of life. He is forced to make decisions against his will and sometimes for the benefit of people around him. Struggle was part of his existence and his will to stand up and fight is what this book is all about. 'Battle for dreams' as it is called-for is a correct definition for 'Once upon a Dharamyudh'.


Initially, I assumed this book might turn into a battle between two brothers for a successful company, but as the story progressed I had stopped making any assumptions of what might happen next. I feel that's the best thing about this book, you will not get any chance to assume what could happen next. Just when I felt things are back in track and suddenly something would go completely out of hands; that's how life is, right!! We think we are doing right and then we realise this should have been the other way round. And we are bound to choose between Dharma and Karma.

The movie GURU (starring Abhishek bachchan and Aishwarya Rai), which was based on how business started by a man with no money in his pocket but a dream; the concept of business and the troubles faced by a businessman gave this movie a block-buster rating of 4/5 as per rottentomatoes.com. This book is the same concept (dreams of business and struggle to achieve it) with a different plot altogether in a good way ofcourse!

"You have the right to perform your actions,
but are not entitled to its fruits"
-- Gita
I rate this book 5 stars.

I had a great time reading it and the suspense of the store kept me captivated throughout every chapter, every page, every sentence. It was amazing and fun to read. 

We all always have a hope in our heart that things should turn out good at the end but the struggle we go through to achieve that happiness is our learning process. And 'Once upon a Dharamyudh' is the struggle for the company Dharam that Prakash was made to believe in.


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