Raksha Bharadia explores the complexities of a relationship in ‘All and Nothing’

Every relationship has complexities, and there lies a story and that’s what prompted author Raksha Bharadia to write her book ‘All and Nothing’

She comfortably sits in the patio every
morning to allow the creative juices to flow and intrigue her. And as she sips her favourite green tea, she is all set to pen down her beautiful thoughts.  Raksha Bharadia, an Ahmedabad based author celebrates all facets of life to its fullest. “Each time I try and understand life it embraces me to a new phase. It’s best to live each day as it comes,” says Raksha who was in town for her new release ‘All and Nothing’

She always wanted to write about the complexities of a relationship. She firmly believes that every relationship is simple on the surface. But it’s only when we scratch a little bit we get to know the complexities. Her first push to writing the book came strongly when she was seated with a married couple at a lounge, “I got my starting point with this couple I met in Calcutta, who were in relationship with one another but at opposite ends and though one knew about the other, one would not let go of his or her angle, it was that evening that my book All and Nothing got its torque.”

“Tina, a talented artist, is desperately in love with the successful careerist Aditya. But he cannot let go of his past… their marriage sours and Tina teeters on the edge. Kriya is a fashion designer, chic and successful with a sordid secret. Poorvi is a rich man's wife, a feminist, yet deeply troubled by having mothered just daughters. Upasna is a willing victim of domestic violence. Manas, is a struggling copy writer, besotted with Gayathri – but plagued. Each beneath the facade of harmony walks a tightrope as their sense of self disintegrates a little each day,” says Raksha speaking about the characters of the book.

Fiction is a work of art and it always transports the reader to a different world.  Raksha thinks that fiction contains more truth than non-fiction. “Truth, which today I feel is contextual,” she says who loves reading philosophy and fiction. She also enjoys reading about historical events, World War II and financial depression.  She has also complied short stories for Chicken Soup. She currently teaches English in a street school run by NGO Manv Sadhna in Ram-Raheem ka Tekra. She is also re-inventing her passion for Kathak. “It’s so difficult to know myself that’s why I keep exploring new skills,” she smirks.  
Book: All and Nothing by Raksha Bharadia,
Publisher: Rupa & Co
Price: Rs. 95 (Available at all Crossword Stores)

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