August 18, 2011


Title : Dream's Sake
Author : Jyoti Arora
Publisher: V&S Publishers (2011)

About The Book:
He can be as good as he wants to be and I'll be as bad as I need to be! We'll see where it all ends up,” says Aashi.

She believes she has a right to fight for her dreams. She believes a little bit of selfishness is necessary to survive in this world. Abhi, however, has not learnt that lesson. And he can't accept the fulfilment of his hopes when they seem to rise from the ruins of Aashi's dreams.

His sister Priyam and friend Sid are made from much the same mould. And in the path of their love too lies a dream – the dream of a dead and betrayed mother.

Feelings rise, and are suppressed. Past grips the present and threatens the future. Memories refuse to wane their shadows from the heart. Hope and despair fight a battle. Guilt rises up and resent the forgiveness. Revenge weaves a web. Friendship is tested. And love demands a sacrifice. A tumultuous battle wages on...

What lies at the end of this battle?

Lose yourself in the pages of this gripping saga of love and friendship to find out.

Visit the official website -


Participate in our giveaway by answering  simple questions. Three winners will get author signed copies of the novel -Dream's Sake. This contest is open to Indian residents only.

Answer the following 3 questions correctly inorder to win - 
  1. Where does Aashi live?
  2. What loss did Aashi suffer in the bomb blast?
  3. When did the bomb blast take place?
Read the excerpt below to find out the answers.
Send in your answers to along with your Full Name
before 24 August (Wednesday) 11.30pm


“Terror does Diwali shopping in Delhi--killing 55, hurting 155,” the old newspaper clipping proclaimed as it trembled with her fingers.
Those weren’t just numbers, even if they had been correct. Those were people blown into bits. And people left behind to die in bits after them.

But Aashi had died quite enough. It was time to start living again.
She would have torn that paper and thrown it away. But her fingers didn’t obey. She wanted to erase its black words entirely from her memory. But she could not, not yet, anyway. For there was her father in that paper, one among the fifty five dead.
Aashi could not let go of the dead. But it was time now for her to start living again.

She had already taken her first step back into life. 
Life, though, was no longer how she had once known it. "

  1. Delhi
  2. Lost her father
  3. During Diwali

  1. Sagar Shiriskar
  2. Navneet Mehra
  3. Aradhya Goel

No comments:

Post a Comment