What happens when a Corporate Regular on the verge of a quarter life meltdown meets an ex-Rockstar turned lungi clad Baba in a fantastical alternate reality peppered with magical puzzles and talking mirrors?
What happens when humour meets fantasy and fantasy meets good life lessons?
A nameless corporate guy, on a particularly bad day and with an impending breakdown, stumbles upon a talking manhole that urges him to take a life transforming journey to Himalayas. The guy, against all better judgments and driven by his recently realized constant state of unhappiness, does exactly what the manhole asks him to do and lands in Gangotri. What follows is a fascinating journey of realization that takes our hero as much through the wilderness of the Himalayas as himself. The bonus—he is not alone. He has a guide—an unconventional whimsical Baba with a near crazy obeisance for Kurt Cobain and a telling backstory.
At the heart of the book are 6 fascinating dimensions that manifest simple but profound lessons that are aimed at optimizing success and happiness in our lives and create better, more fulfilling existence without drastically altering our given realities and circumstances. The dimensions are quirky, magical and often unbelievable. But they are effective. And around these dimensions is a funny, occasionally poignant but always profound journey of a corporate regular from the confines of his cubicle to the magical interiors of the Himalayas.
The dimensions use ridiculous exaggeration and over the top drama as deceptively engaging tools that drive home lessons that are precious and meaningful, without ever losing their essence of entertainment and in turn, the readers’ attention. At their core, these dimensions are designed to act as a metaphor for an awakened and hence a happier existence in a professedly material World. They are a metaphor for the harmonious integration of spiritual into the material to facilitate a life that exudes quality in all planes—in other words, a life that is a rounded success.
Magical Memoirs is an impossible tale of very possible transformations that traces a viable journey to happiness. And it does so, without ever taking itself or for that matter, anything too seriously. It is a journey undertaken in a fantastical parallel world which is surreal in every sense but with a clear intent to juxtapose the lessons that are picked up on the way, in the real world.