Sunshine Town by MANIISSH ARORAA
Genre- Romance/ Life
Releases- 24th December 2017
Shlok, a lanky teenager, a serial daydreamer, doesn’t want much from his life. A dream to make his parents happy and affection of his neighbourhood sweetheart, Natasha. Though both are poles apart, their interests brings them close. Together, they experience new emotions. But, just when they are ready to acknowledge their feelings of love for each other, it is too late.
The rapids of life set Shlok on an unexpected journey, and he realizes one can’t always be in control of circumstances. Unable to crack an important entrance exam and geographical difficulties affecting his love life, Shlok’s life goes through turbulent times.
All the while, his faith in God ebbs and flows, but like a wave, it ends up breaking on the shore before returning to the sea. He is confronted with a perennial question – am I good enough for anything? Holding a mirror to himself, he is faced with a decision to give up on everything he thought was right for him.
Set in Varanasi, a city in North India, during the late 90s, before the pervasiveness of technology, Sunshine Town is about the aspirations and emotional turmoil of being a teenager. This story deals with the themes of love, career and personal fulfillment .
Maniissh Aroraa was born and raised in a traditional Punjabi family, in Allahabad, a city located at the confluence (Sangam) of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Soon after graduating from Allahabad University, he moved to Indore to pursue management studies.
In 2002, he began his corporate journey from Mumbai, and since last fifteen years, he had the opportunity to work with some of the exceptional global corporations. At present, he manages a leadership position with a leading Software organization.
Maniissh Aroraa is an enthusiastic reader and love reading both fiction and non-fiction. His preferred authors are Dale Carnegie, Julia Cameron, Steven Pressfield, Robin Sharma, Louis Sachar, Agatha Christie and Stephen King.
Maniissh is a published Author. His short story titled ‘Purple Diary’ was chosen and published in a reputable transnational journal – Illuminati in December 2016. Maniissh is a weekend blogger, he spends his time writing about work-life balance, bringing meaning to life and being creative at work place.
His debut fiction ‘Sunshine Town’ is scheduled for a launch later this year. Additionally, he is working on a couple of other projects. Having been born and raised in a small city in north of India, he has a distinct interest in the people and culture of the region and his writing reflects the same.
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