Friday, January 31, 2014

Guest Post- Four Core Themes of It's Never Too Late by Priyanka Baranwal

Hi, guys! Today we have on the blog, author of It's Never Too Late, Priyanka Baranwal. Priyanka has written an absolutely interesting and thoroughly informative guest post based on the four themes of her book. I don't wish to use up this post so I'll hand it over to Priyanka. You can also find all the information you need about the author and the book below. 


In a nation where most women are taught to be submissive atevery stage in life, Maya stands out. In a society that finds fault inwomen for heinous crimes like rape, Maya stands up.Maya and Rajat fall in love while they study at IIT Kanpur;their daughter Sejal only makes the bond stronger even after yearsof marriage. Life is almost perfect when two petty criminalsdecide to make her fairytale life a tale of horror and fear with theirintention of molesting her.Will she be able to fight her fate while Rajat is away and saveherself and her five-year-old? Will she be able to undo all stereotypesand face the male-dominated society after that fateful night?Will Rajat stand up with her as she decides to battle her fears andtake the culprits to their just punishment?It’s Never Too Late is a story of every woman who decides tofight her fears and even destiny; of every human who chooses the right over the easy; of everywife who shoulders all responsibilities of the house; and of every mother who is unwavering inher resolve to ensure that her daughter grows up in a safer world.



Priyanka Baranwal is a freelance writer, poet and blogger. She is a science graduate and certified in Diploma in Pre & Primary Teacher’s Training with Specialization in Teaching English from American TESOL Institute, and Textile Designing. She has been a well appreciated teacher and has also worked with a NGO in Bangalore as Corporate Relationship Officer. She loves music, literature, writing, and travelling.
Originally from Mirzapur (U.P.) and settled in Bangalore, Priyanka lives with her husband, Sumit Baranwal and son, Ashmit.
It’s Never Too Late is her debut novel. 



Four core themes of It’s Never Too Late 
 BY – Priyanka Baranwal 

Love & Friendship 

 For me, love and friendship go hand in hand. A romantic relationship infused with friendship as its bridge is way stronger than any other bond in this world. It automatically grows the resilience between the two people connected to it. Love & friendship are one of the strongest core themes of my novel. Maya is only able to do better in Antaragni because of her divine friendship with Rajat. In later stages when she struggles through the horrible night, it is her love for the family that spins the table around. It has always been love and friendship for Rajat and her family that makes Maya pass through every pitfall, every difficulty. 


 We all face fear, in one or other form. It may be as tiny as a dot and as giant as a monster but fear is always present within us. Fighting to overcome its heart wrenching effect is a task that every one of us has to go through it. Exactly the same happens with Maya when she confounds her biggest fear – Fear of losing her family and dignity. But remember one thing always; a weakness gives birth to strength somewhere within. So when you face fear, realize that the strength to fight with it has also taken birth in you. You just need to find it much like Maya. 


 This, I believe, is something we all do on a normal basis but the analysis of wringing ourselves becomes self storming when you face doubts and umpteen times of self-restraints. The life after the night of terror, Maya too has to go through an endless conduit of introspection. She begins to have doubts in herself. She loses faith in herself at many points. The repercussions of the night churn her heart with several hounding memories. But she continues doing her best to keep all the pieces together and finally she makes her way out of the introspection, the self-analysis. 


 Faith is as diverse as human beings but here with faith I mean, faith in destiny. Have faith in destiny. No matter what circumstances you have to go through, always have in mind that destiny has stored something better for you. Many of you may dismiss it with utter disagreement but I don’t intend to argue at this point. This concept is hard to understand I know but you can trust it as it is coming straight from an author’s heart. I have already mentioned it in my book this way - When every door is closed, there must be a window of opportunity and if that one is closed too, try to change the lock and get out. But remember, you struggle only because of one faith – the faith of finding something better for the survival outside the door frame.

I hope you all liked reading this post just as much as I did. I'd like to thank Priyanka for taking the time out to write it and for sharing it with us. And thank you for stopping by! 

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