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Hang On: A Second Wind by Eshwarmurthy G Pillai – Book Review

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Author: Eshwarmurthy G Pillai
Publisher: Clever Fox Publishing

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A Second Wind is an excellent read that will leave the reader feeling inspired and motivated.



A Second Wind by @eshwarmurthypillai Eshwarmurthy G Pillai is an inspiring and heartwarming story that follows the journey of Subodh, a farmer from a small village in Maharashtra who is facing severe financial struggles and the consequences of a long-lasting drought season.

The book delves into Subodh’s life, highlighting his struggles and how he is saved by Vanhi when he is about to end his life. This event marks the beginning of a new mission that Subodh embarks on, to help his fellow farmers and create a better life for himself and those around him.

The plot of the story is inspiring and focuses on Subodh’s transformation, as he gains a new perspective on life and becomes more confident. He works hard towards fulfilling his dream of helping his fellow farmers, and with a small team, he begins to make a difference, which eventually turns into a larger project that benefits many farmers and saves lives.

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With a descriptive narrative and captivating writing style, the author weaves a tale of hope, vision, and friendship, showing how change can be achieved when people come together through the course of the plot.

One of the most appealing aspects of this book is the way the author skillfully develops the characters which are unique yet relatable.

Overall, A Second Wind is an excellent read that will leave the reader feeling inspired and motivated. Recommended for anyone looking for a heartwarming story with a powerful message.


Continuous drought season takes a heavy toll on Subodh’s life. As the bank debt piles up, it leaves him with no choice. During one such suicide attempt, Subodh happens to meet Vanhi, a schoolgirl near a railway track. Their initial conversation enlightens him and the grief disappears in no time, because of her innocence and simplicity. All those intentions of committing suicide are metamorphosed by her audacity and the magical tiffin box that she carries. Subodh’s incredible journey begins with the little one’s brilliance and under the lights of Stephen Noronha. Every obstacle towards his journey creates an opportunity for himself and for the villagers at large. On achieving his ambitious dream, Stephen helps Subodh to deliver a powerful message to all the debt-ridden farmers. “Committing suicide is not the ultimate solution. A person hardly needs a few seconds to commit suicide and be relieved of it. The problem expands multifold, which later one’s family has to bear, lifelong. There exists a thin line between life and death while killing self. The thin lifeline is often neglected and crossed because of the huge burden of loans and poverty. If we remain calm and composed, we can see that thin lifeline, through our savior. The savior can be in any form, a living thing, or any object, close to us. The living thing can be any of our near and dear ones. If we look around patiently, our cattle too can be a rescuer, with their simple touch.

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