Book Review: The MAGIC of FRIENDSHIPS by Shubha Vilas.

About the Book
Author Shubha Vilas.
About the AuthorShubha Vilas is a TEDX speaker, lifestyle coach, storyteller and author. He studied patent law after completing his engineering degree. But, finally he chose the path of spiritual seeker. Ramayana: the game of life is his bestselling series. He’s also the author of open-eyed meditations and the chronicles of hanuman.   The focus of his work is the application of scriptural wisdom in day to day living, addressing the needs of corporates and youth through thought provoking seminars. He has delivered more than 4000 lectures across the globe. He is also a visiting faculty at the Indian institute of management.
Main Plot given Do you have numerous friends on social media, but hardly any in real life?
Do you find that your relationships don’t last?
These and similar questions have now become the part and parcel of our lives. Today, more than ever, friendship has become more important than any other relationship. The warmth and companionship that a good friend can provide is unmatched and each one of us craves for that special friend to whom we can unburden our heart or seek help from in troubled times. But not all of us are that lucky!
In his book, Shubha Vilas discusses, in a simple and straight-forward manner, what is missing in our friendships today and the various scenarios that prevent people from making and maintaining good friends
The book is divided into seven segments. Aptly in right order. Friendship should bring joyHow good a friend are you?Friendship and empathyFriendship is a responsibility, not a competitionPeer pressure and self esteemCreating value of friendshipFriendships beyond friends.
Tone of writing Simple and elegant.
My take on the bookA thought-provoking book. It makes us rethink about ourselves and people around us. The way the book is narrated, it feels that you have experienced most of the things on your life without much thought about it. I always like the examples which the author gives from ancient times and mythological characters. Be it about Krishna and Sudama, or from Mahabharat. What was new in this particular book was the activities given at end of each chapter, which makes us analyze lots of things.   I feel this is more a book for the younger generations, who only seem to understand gadgets and not people. There are certain quotes which I liked from this book: Learn to be a true friend by adding value to your friendship. Make friends with people who do the same for you. Understand the value of empathy, to put yourself in the others shoes.
Do I recommend the book?Very much.
On the other hand my rating: 4.5/5.

Have you read this Book? What did you think? Let me know your thoughts and if you haven’t Read it yet, read it!!

Finally I would like to thank Author Shubha Vilas for sending me the copy for reviewing.