Saturday, 29 October 2016

Review of Destiny of Shattered Dreams


Author : Nilesh Rathod 

Published on 2016

Publisher ; Rupa Publications India  Pvt,ltd  

Pages : 245

Genre : Adult Contemporary Crime Thriller.

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Author's Link;   Goodreads

"Destiny of Shattered dreams" is the debut novel of Nilesh Rathod. The book   portrays  both personal and professional life of a big shot in the corporate world .

The blurb of the  same on the backside cover of the  book says about it as follows;

A tale of yachts and hidden swiss accounts , sordid affairs of lust,intrigue,and exhilarating highs , Nilesh Rathod's DESTINY OF SHATTERED DREAMS  is also the story of innocence forever.

Fiction is more truthful  than reality. When I hear from the media about a scam or fraud,I use to follow  the same for sometime till there is news on it. Once the media gets a new  juicy and sensational news they stop reporting  about it.Here I see a book which has got a scam as its core and gives the  full picture. It is a rare one for the like of me and I find it very engrossing.

The tale starts from the court where the judge announces his verdict of two years imprisonment  to the protagonist namely Atul Shyamlal Malhotra , thirty  five years old chairman and  founder,  CEO of Transmech Telecom  Limited . All his 'behind the scene"activities like money laundering , bring  him to the present situation and fetch  bad name for the company.He tackles the bottlenecks in his own way .But it results in his downfall.

 Meanwhile  he encounters  trials and tribulations in his married  life leading to divorce and heading towards second marriage.

 In spite of his wisdom and sharp intelligence he is becoming a scapegoat in the hands of the corrupt and greedy politicians . He comes across   tragic situations including the "elimination " of a whistle blower ,his own employee.

Uniquely connecting the events in the business  world  Nilesh Rathod has projected a story unraveling the  nexus between the  head of a big corporate company and  politicians with the precious cost of characters. The ending  is surprisingly unpredictable  and it is heartening to read it. Also the concept and execution are fantastic to be fit for making it as  a movie.

Sometimes logic is missing. For example, when the hero has got an ordeal with a politician he goes to another one to meet the same fate. Also I find some sentences are repeated  and I can't  catch the point .

This book is meant for all young and old. Those who have got interest in commerce, economics , and politics will enjoy it more. 

Cover  design by Mugdha Sadhwani  and Photograph by Getty Images are nice and wonderful.

Rating 4/5

Disclaimer I received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the author

Nilesh Rathod is a businessperson, writer and poet. Co-founder of Ensemble Infrastructure India Limited, Nilesh’s company currently employs over 2000 people.

Destiny of Shattered Dreams is his debut novel. Nilesh is currently working on his second novel. He lives in Mumbai, you may email him at or visit his webpage You may also follow him on twitter @authornilesh or at

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