Since childhood we’ve been hearing things about heaven & hell. Like, if we commit any sin, God will punish us in hell but if we choose the path of honesty & truth, God will reward us in heaven. Being kids we used to get frightened hearing about being tossed in a hot pan in hell, so we did as mom said ( at least most of the time 😛 ). Now the point is, does heaven and hell truly exist? As we grew up we understood we can’t just accept anything and everything we hear without proper evidence. But the problem is only a dead person can witness heaven or hell. Duh! That’s why our curious minds keep searching for answers through books or various articles available on internet. Some of the answers are satisfying while some of them sound crazy. Recently I was reading ‘Second Chance’ by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa and I found it a good one regarding this topic.
The story revolves around a 38 years old successful businessman Shekhar Kapoor. – the chairman of Aerowalk, a leading shoe company. Basically he’s a rich spoilt brat who took over his father’s business when his father Balraj Kapoor became paralyzed. After losing his mother at a young age, the grief left a deep wound in Shekhar’s heart who still blames his father for his mother’s accident & keeps himself busy with office work, women & alcohol. Despite of being at the top of business world, his rudeness and arrogance has got him negative remarks always. Shekhar thinks with all his money he can buy anything and anyone. Baffled by the sudden cryptic warning messages and phone call from ‘City of Justice’ Shekhar almost loses his mind. A car accident changes Shekhar’s perspective towards life as now he has to pay back for all his misdeeds. He finds himself helpless despite of being a billionaire, only then he understands money is worthless, what matters is the blessings of people whom we love and whom we choose to help. Shekhar is both astound and relieved to get a second chance to correct all his mistakes. Will he use this precious second chance to change his fate or he’ll keep on living his previous lifestyle? – this is the biggest question now.
The book is well written although I think the climax could have been more thrilling and exciting. It’s an one-time read but yeah you can’t miss reading this one. The description of heaven and hell gave me goosebumps! The workplace scenario is quite relatable. Kailash who gets demoted for unknown reasons despite of being a hardworking employee, Manish who climbs up the promotion ladder by impressing the boss sending him women, Hrishita who gets promotion by pleasing the boss in bed, the security guard who is scolded everyday for not wearing his cap properly. Woah! This sounds less of a office and more of a pressure cooker.
I liked reading ‘Second Chance’ and the subject it deals with. Money can come and go, but love & blessings stay with us until we die. What I loved the most and also which I believe, is the last lines of the book – “No money can give you contentment and happiness. Do what your heart wants and what you will get would be priceless.” 🙂
Love, phoenixX ❤