Teaser: The Stopover by Ram Prakash & Deepa Pinto

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Title: The Stopover
Author: Ram Prakash & Deepa Pinto
Genre: A photo fiction book
Pages: 208
Release: October 2012

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A blend of fiction and fact, enhanced by over 100 photographs, THE STOPOVER takes its readers on a voyage to four uncharted territories through our absorbing stories.
 Stories: 
 1. The Tibetan wheel of wisdom:
Varun seeks refuge in Ladhak from the storm of his life. There he befriends 3 Tibetans, One of them is a Buddhist monk. The lessons of life he learns from them change him forever. 
2. A rocking horse can gallop too:
Quaint wooden carts, colorful rocking horses, Handcrafted Dolls- that's Channapatna "the land of toys", It's the town that witnesses the high's and low's of Vishwa's life, his dreams and his nightmares.
3. The sun shines forever:
In Ooty, well hidden from touristic eyes, lies the simple world of the Toda tribe. Vijay, a true blue-toda, is determines to shield his tribe from the danger that a young city girl brings.
4. I hear the calling:
Vikram has it all. Deepika, the love of his life, and his dream job. In Chennai he comes in touch with ornamental fish breeding and he wants to make a difference to the animal world.


(Courtesy: http://www.thestopoverbook.com/stories.shtml)
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My POV :

Best thing about a book-  It gives you the freedom of your imagination, you can give faces of your choice to the characters. You are not told what to see, You see what you want to see.
Best thing about a Photo-Fiction book- It still gives you the freedom of much needed imagination, you can still see what you want to see but additional perk is the provision of Photos which makes your journey with the story much pleasant. You feel more connected with the story.

I received 'THE STOPOVER' first-of-its-kind Photo Fiction book Sample chapter of story “The Tibetan Wheel of Wisdom”- One of the four stories (Courtesy Ms. Deepa Pinto).

The first picture, of buddhist monk in red robe looking over the beautiful mountains and Green and muddy plains....
After a long exhausting day, that picture was like a salve for my eyes, so soothing and fresh that I kept staring at it, noticing the details for ... umm... an hour or few minutes I couldn't tell.Then I remembered, Oh it's a book, and I turned the page and begin the story (sample read).

What I love instantly is the writing style and the word play. The blend of photos with the journey of
Varun is very interesting. The concept 'photo-fiction-book' is unique and is working perfectly. I found myself feeling the emotions of Varun, story is quite spellbinding.


If you have already visited Leh then you'll be seeing it again from Varun's eyes, If not then don't you worry, you don't have to book your ticket to Leh, all you have to do is get your copy of 'THE STOPOVER' and let it take you to the B-E-Utiful mountains and plains of Leh and the alluring photographs are like the cherry on top.
All I can say is if I am so 
transfixed by the sample copy then you can understand what the original full book holds. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/TheStopoverBook

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