According to the Japanese, each person in this world has an ikigai. It is the purpose of one’s life; a path set by destiny. Finding it requires a deep and lengthy search of oneself.
The fictional story sketches the life of an indulgent young boy, Swapnil, who is born with blue blood in the medieval city of Patilputra. As the confused lad tugs himself between the paradigms of “If God wills it, it will be granted” and “If you want it, go get it”, he embarks on an unprecedented journey in search of his purpose. Despite the grim contingencies, he leaves his home to find and meet Lord Shiva in the Himalayas. That is where his ikigai is prophesized to be found.
What problems does he face before he can even start off with his journey?
What is destiny’s role in all this? Does he find his ikigai after all?
And does he meet Lord Shiva?
Find out in this novella… A legendary journey in search of the ikigai.
An engineer by the day but a writer by passion, Rhushikesh is driven by the ideals of Goodness and Compassion, both of which are unfortunately not pizza flavours. Because if there is anything more important for him other than thinking about food, that’s eating it. He believes in the existence of a supreme energy which is called God, it’s more convenient because sometimes a snickers bar is also a form of energy. Fond of pineapples in all places but pizza, this quirky yet brilliant mind lives in Pune with his (imaginary) wife and two pet dogs. He can be followed anywhere on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, provided you spell his name correctly.