My next Book -“A Bowl of Salt”“A Bowl Salt ” – A teenage girl who never lived with her family, was disparate to have her own home with her lover. She wanted to feel home-life, a living room, bedroom furniture, small corner for prayer to the Deities. She and her lover took vows in a Hindu Temple and self proclaimed as married.
Very soon, she realised that her lover was feeling a sense of burden. He couldn’t able to find any work for 3 months. His money which he borrowed from his cousin brother started shrinking.
There is only 5 to 6 kilos of rice remained. Since last week, she couldn’t even able to make him convince to buy a packet of salt which was 9 rupees a kilo. She has become pale, weak and eyes went into deep pit. She experienced a tremor, sweating and low blood pressure.
Finally bowl of salt she borrowed from her neighbour, which she thought to be the last option. She thought to cook pilaf(pulao) for evening whatever least resources were left 1/3 of cooking oil, few cardamom seeds and Jeera seeds.
She tasted few spoon of it and tears drops on her plate, she sensed something is not right about her life. She will wait for him to have their dinner together. Time went on, he never came back. ..
**(Inspired by a true story)
Her mother betrayed her by discriminating in between progeny and felicitations. She at her age of 10 already started believing that she is going to be lonely forever…..She couldn’t able to believe that all the warmth of her mother was drifting apart in front of her eyes and all she could was feeling helpless!
From – “Step Sister” by Keya Dutta
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” – Albert Einstein
Simplicity is a virtue, whether in life or your job or what you have to say to the world. We remember words which are easily can be relate to ourselves, our day to day life. Nobody wants complex or uncertain interpretations. It drains our energy and that creates only dilemma and negativity. We human being are hardwired to simplicity. That is reason why we go the shop which have undimmed signboard, which you find attractive and the restaurant which has clear signboard on which certain cuisine they serve for your instant craving. That is reason why we subconsciously boot up from our “existing account” like Facebook, Google, twitter, LinkedIn etc. A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Isn’t simplicity the best power?