‘Like It Happened Yesterday’ is about a childhood gone bye. By way of a fictional journey, the author recaptures stories about school, hounding examinations, essential vaccinations and other mores that are part of anyone’s childhood spent in smaller cities and towns of the country.
The book captures the author’s emotions beautifully he felt when growing up. The storytelling is vivid and intense for one can feel the serenity, enthusiasm, pain and joy through the pages. Be it starting out in school with a first day in class among strange kids, the biting pain of a hurtful tooth when it struck for the first time and other such stories that we all can relate to easily.
The story also goes back to a time when life was simple and gadgets did not rule much of all your daily activities. The book is all about small pleasures of life which have become a rarity now. The author makes the readers see the world through the eyes of a child, which makes the the whole journey inspiring and nostalgic.
Like it Happened Yesterday is a good read and makes us reflect upon our own growing up years bringing back many sheltered memories of childhood. Most readers can relate to the authors indulgences and feel that he may have been writing about them.
About the author: Ravinder Singh, born in 1982 in a Sikh family, is an established novelist with many successful books under his belt. An engineer by qualification and a management graduate from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, it was while working for Microsoft when his girlfriend died in 2007 that turned him into a writer. The first book I Too Had A Love Story is largely autobiographical, where Ravinder Singh narrates the tale lived. He has a knack for humor and has over the years built a steady base of readers for his writings.