Book review: Inside the heart of hope by Rishabh Puri

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“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world.” Do not wait until you have a reason to be happy. Instead, smile through your problems, and you will find that your problems are smaller.


A powerful life journey of a man who did not only learn to live with his medical disorders but saw this as an opportunity to cherish life and all the bitter-sweet gifts it brought with it. It is a story of strong will, perseverance and optimism which will move you to wonder if whether at all there are any limitations in life. Is sky really the limit? Is the end really the end? Life is too beautiful to whine over what we do not have. Disappointments are as significant as our victories but the important thing is to remember that nothing good ever gets away! There is happiness and joy in every aspect, we just need to look harder and look in the right places. There are a million people like myself who have had dreams of a happy wholesome life but their illness prevented them from it. They have felt alone and helpless like I did once upon a time but ultimately even if we are all alone, we are together in it. There is an intangible string that ties all the rights together and ultimately things fall into place because happiness isn’t a destination, it is a journey of faith and persistence. What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters as compared to what lies inside us.
Well, I finished this book in one go!!. A simple, Interesting and beautiful saga of love it is.

The story starts with Rish having a heart problem. Rish, who want to achieve so many things in life but what stops him are his parents who protect him from everything as he has gone through surgery and has got a new life twice. On the other hand, Rish, who wants to explore, make friends, wants to live a normal life is frustrated with his parent’s behaviour. He also joins his family business where he just sits and plays games as his dad has instructed not to give him any work. He finally helps office staff with presentations and other work claiming his father won’t come to know and they will not lose their job. He has improved a lot and company also witness improvements. When his father came to know about how he used to help everyone at the office, he was proud of his son as he was not facing any health problem now.  Then he finds love of his life.

The story of Rish is really inspiring how he never decides to give up and want to live a normal life despite having a problem. His positive attitude made him achieve everything in life. Though I didn’t like how his parents treated him as patient and just made his life worse and stopped him from doing things he always loved. But never giving up attitude of Rishabh and to achieve his dreams, positive attitude always worked.

Overall A simple, light reading and interesting story it is. A message of positive attitude, self-love and never giving up is explained very well. If you like simple reading, you should read this book!

Author: Rishabh Puri
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Rating: 4.5/5

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