Result – Giveaway 7 – The Sari Shop Widow – Shobhan Bantwal

First of all, thanks to Fingerprint Publishing and the author Shobhan Bantwal to come on board for agreeing to sponsor this one. You can win yourself a copy of The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal. She would be choosing the final winner among all the entries.

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About The Book 

Anjali Kapadia, a 37-year-old widow, is devoted to transforming her parents sari shop into a chic boutique. The store has9788172344245 been her entire world, her only world actually. But life has strange twists up its sleeve. In spite of all her efforts, now, ten years later, the store stands on the brink of bankruptcy. Anjali could lose everything she has worked so hard for. Unless . . . unless fate intervenes.

And it does . . . that too, all the way from London.
To the rescue comes Jeevan Kapadia, Anjalis rich, dictatorial uncle, and Rishi Shah, his mysterious business partner. Forty-two years old, Rishi is half-Indian and half-British. His cool, steel-grey eyes and the deep air of secrets that hangs around him, trigger instant distrust in Anjali and her mother. But for Anjali, he also stirs something else, something more elemental and dangerous, a powerful attraction she hasnt felt in a long, long time.

And the feeling is mutual . . .
As Anjali and Rishi both get caught in the maelstrom of unexpected love, their once familiar worlds begin to change. But a startling secret from Rishis past threatens to break them apart . . . Falling in love seems not so simple. What will Anjali do now? Will Anjali be able to rediscover the magic of love?

Result : 

The winner is

Chryselle (Miss Frangipani)

Congratulations Chryselle. You are requested to send in your details at iyatingupta@yahoo.com so that the book can beShobhan_Bantwal-300ppi shipped to you.

And thank you Shobhan Bantwal for selecting the winner among all the entries.

13 thoughts on “Result – Giveaway 7 – The Sari Shop Widow – Shobhan Bantwal

  1. Even William Shakespeare had opined, All is well that ends well. Can any story be complete without a happy ending? If you take defeat (or sadness) as the end of the world, you have still not lived your life yet. Whatever happens, is for the good. Even from personal experience I can say, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. “Picture abhi baki hai mere dost” is what i tell myself when i am dejected. Life always has a happy ending.

  2. “If it is not okay, it is not the end. Do you believe in the above quote and why?”

    End means there is nothing left. One has to be okay for something to end. What I mean by okay is one has to accept whatever good or bad the outcome is for it to be okay. Once the healing happens, one becomes okay and in the truest sense, it truly means the end…

    Alternatively, being a strong believer of happy endings, i strongly believe, unless its okay it cannot be The end! :)

  3. So often we get trapped in our own self-induced fog of worry that we can’t see anyway out of it (…or that it could even be anything but something to worry about). We build up a huge story in our minds about the terrible outcomes that will inevitably arrive and conveniently ignore the fact that we always have the power to choose the meaning we give something, or someone. We expend a lot of energy on the ‘worry’ part of the situation, rather than choosing to spend our energy on the ‘wonderment’ and ‘gratitude’ of the situation.

    If you find yourself in a consistent state of worry about some element in your life, remember that it’s not the end. Only when you release the worry, see the situation as it is (and not worse than it is), and choose a more heartfelt, empowering meaning, will the situation be OK.

    If it’s not OK; it’s not the end. And you always have the power to make it OK.

  4. If it is not okay, it is not the end. True only in reel and not in real life. Life is not a fiction or a melodrama where there has to be happy endings just like it is shown in movies. Every incident in life does not follow a cause and effect relationship. Some things in life happen without any reason. Even if it is not okay in the end, accept it as the hard fact of life and move on. Bitter but true.

  5. To the thought: YES

    But a little variation. I believe everything happens for good. Life is not a story which has a particular end point. To choose and decide the endpoint is in our hands and to find it good or bad is our perception.
    Its only a matter of time when we see the good in any “bad end” too. :)

  6. Yes, I believe in the quote.
    Explanation – “Everything will be okay in the end” means be positive and optimistic from the start as you do something.
    “If its not okay” means there is nothing perfect, there are always ups and downs in everything.
    ‘Its not the end’ means dont give up. Never, ever.

  7. “If it is not okay, it is not the end.”

    “It” can mean different things to different people.

    “It” depends on the context, I suppose.

    If “it” means your body, and you are in a deadly accident, it is the end or the end is near. I lost a friend this way recently.

    If “it” is just a situation, then it is not the end as you can find ways to remedy it or move on.

    I suppose two negatives in maths does make a positive but two additions still a negative :)

    The quote is too vague.

  8. It should have read

    “I suppose two negatives multiplied in maths does make a positive but added still a negative.”

    Hope for the future carries us through I suppose.

    The quote is too vague :)

  9. My life is testimony to the quote and every day brings fresh evidence that until things get better, it is not yet time to give up. Whether it is a marriage or a career, difficulties knock at our doorstep each morning. When flight is not an option, all you can do is wipe away the tears and prepare to fight. Because there is a rainbow at the other end. There has to be!

  10. There is no such paramater to decide wats d end ….. as lyf is a continous journey so so called end to one thing ll definitely led to beginning of anodr thng ….so its upto us to decide whether is it realy end where we want to stop putting our efforts or jst cntinue wrking on it to make it okay.

  11. yes Very True Bcoz

    One should not Grieve over the past for it is Gone ,Do not worry abt the future for it has yet to come ,as long it is called Today live this day as if it was your last,and you will find each Day worth living for !!!!!

    Hence it is not the End !!!

  12. With good will and trust in God, self-confidence, and a hopeful attitude towards life, a man can always win his battle, however difficult.

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