The whole world is facing a challenging time with no certainty of how long it is going to last. No doubt this whole negative time is really making an impact on our mental health because the majority of us are now tired of this whole situation of getting stuck at home and being unable to do anything about it. This 24-year-old author Rahul Haripriya has recently published a book titled “Lockdown Discovery” which tells people how they can be super productive and optimistic in their lives even during the toughest times of life like Covid-19 pandemic. He has shown in details that how a person can unleash the best version of themselves even in the darkest of the days if they are really willing to do that.
The idea behind the book
His book tells about various incidents that happen with us in our day to day lives and explains how even every tiny experience in life has strong messages or lessons behind them. The book attempts to give a very positive perspective towards life and goals to the reader. When asked about the story behind the book, Rahul said, ‘ I was looking around me every day and all I could see in the news was the negative news surrounding us telling about how many cases of coronavirus have increased and how many more deaths have occurred. That gave me a push to give something positive to the people of my generation so that they can focus on the brighter and better side of the world’. ‘ I have the sole purpose of making people more productive and creative during these difficult times and help them to deal with problems like frustration and depression that has increased a lot among youngsters in recent times’.
The book covers six essential elements that are necessary for a person if they have desires to achieve their goals in life. It also has various experiences from the author’s life that easily allows the reader to connect personally with the book because some of the mentioned experiences are very much relatable to everyone in life. The book is dedicated to the youngsters and the students who are willing to work on their dreams to make them come true. When asked about his personal struggle with the book Rahul said, ‘ I never thought that I could write a book until the day I completed almost half of my book. I wrote this one during the lockdown phase of Covid-19 pandemic and that is why I have named it “Lockdown Discovery”. Initially, I did not tell anyone that I am writing a book because I was afraid of getting criticized, but sooner I opened up to my mother because I knew she is going to support me in this and she did exactly that.”
The journey of Lockdown Discovery
The book is published by a free publishing platform that allows books of good quality to be published without any fee but the only requirement is that the book must match the appropriate standards. When asked about the difficulties in publishing the book the author said. ‘ I wanted to do this on my own and that is why I never asked for a penny from my father for this book. If I would have asked then I am sure he would have funded this whole project but I wanted to prove my worth to everyone by doing this on my own and this gives me huge satisfaction to say that from writing to publishing, there is 0 monetary investment and yet the book is doing outstanding.
The book has got recognised by various national newspapers like The New Indian Express and Dainik Jagran and has already been appreciated nationally. What I consider as the best part is that I published a nationally recognised book in just 16 days, that is the power of time utilization as well as resource management’.
When asked about future plans Rahul revealed that he is willing to publish more books for the youngsters and students as attempts to keep them motivated and guide them the right track.