The story of the Song of the Mist revolves around several characters, where everyone is in pursuit of something in their lives. It has Ayan, an Indian scientist at Geneva, who drops everything in the search of the monk of his childhood dream; Calliope from Vienna, who had fallen in love, and finally finds him living in Rishikesh; Vashudha, a celebrity singer from Mumbai, who had drifted apart, and now after decades wants to know if she really needed him. They all converge to Rishikesh in their search for an answer. And they did find Ashutosh – the Yogi; Anishka – a newly ordained yogini and the mysterious wandering Monk of Himalaya
With everyone having a distinct motive in life, the story then gradually reveals the reason behind everyone’s pursuit and brings in clarity to their thoughts; a state of self-realization and divinity. The book also features some brilliant conversations between Ayan, Ashutosh and the Monk in the backdrop of Himalaya in which the distinction between science and spirituality; love and pain; life and living is beautifully brought out by the author. The last instances of the book, where all the people who had and still loved Ashutosh meet and some hidden truths bursts forth, which then gradually lay the foundation for the next book in the series, leaving the readers wanting for more.
The landscape around which the story unfolds is brilliantly penned by the author, taking the readers on a transcendental journey across the holy Himalayas. Easily, one of the most interesting reads of the year. Grab your copy today.
Born in Uttar Pradesh, Shashi studied Civil Engineering in New Delhi and has been living in Chennai for around two decades but has travelled the length and breadth of Himalaya over decades.
The core theme of this book has been in his heart for over twenty-five years and he has shaped the book with great care. He is a renowned spiritual blogger in India and a prolific writer of the Japanese poetry form – Haiku. An avid photographer, he has shot photos across India’s spiritual spots. This book is his labor of love, and Shashi hopes you will discover the key to your innate divinity once you finish reading the book.
Shashi runs an interior design business through his partnership firm ICUBE Projects, headquartered in Chennai with Branches in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai.