The story revolves around the lives of five characters and how they cross each others' paths - something which changes their destiny.
The Final Awakening
The Final Awakening
Dr. Nisha Malhotra is a psychiatrist and a practicing hypno-therapist. Being a connoisseur of light music and soft and silky ways of life, she preferred to treat human minds than sick human bodies.
Dr. Arjun Verma is a medical researcher. He had lost his parents at an early age. This family tragedy made him a loner. Studying the effects of medicines on animals did interest him. But to his surprise, he discovered that sometimes animals behaved like human beings. Other than professional work, the only thing that interested him was playing the piano.
Richa Saxena, who worked in an MNC, had been a sufferer of matrimonial discord between her parents. She wanted to have good things in life and a strong masculine character as her life partner instead of a doting effeminate.
Sanjay Gupta, a real bad guy right out of movies, loved strong wine and frail women. His work as recovery agent of private banks, required more of brawn than brains and in this, his robust physique and ruthless character were additional qualifications. Lately he had developed an obsession for Richa Saxena which he wanted to pursue with crude ruthlessness.
Anuj Chawla is the spoilt child of a moneyed man and had become accustomed to having whatever he could lay his hands on. He believed that there is nothing which his dad’s money cannot buy. His gentlemanly façade seldom revealed the sinister mind and animal instinct within.
When the paths of all these characters crossed each others’, there began an intense struggle for survival – a fight to the finish where survival of the fittest is the rule.
After all, it still is a jungle we live in!
“Good morning Sonia. Could you bring my appointment diary
please?”, Nisha asked her.
“Oh, hello Nisha. How was your weekend? Will get your
appointment diary in a moment.”, shouted Sonia as Nisha walked
inside her cabin.
With a clean glance all over, Nisha knew Sonia had done a great
job again. As she has been doing all these years, she thought.
Sonia had been a very good assistant to her – less of secretary
and more of an assistant. Everything was in proper place – her
desk neatly made with pens in a pen stand, a couple of files she
was reading on the desk on one side and a photo of her parents
on the other side of her desk. The recliner was put about a
couple of metres away from the desk. She used the recliner when
she wanted to relax the patient for mind-reading. She had learnt
how to hypnotise patients and she had been using it to good
effect on her patients. And the recliner had been helpful in
putting them completely at ease and off-guard. At the back of
her desk, towards the corners of the room, two stands jutting
from the corners could be seen. She had put two small speakers
which were connected to the CD/DVD player. She used to record
sessions when it required some information processing later.
Sonia entered and saw her looking around. She had a smile on
her lips and Sonia immediately understood that her work had
“Here are your appointments for today. What are you looking at
doctor?”, said Sonia putting a printout on her desk.
“As usual, you have done a very good job. In fact, if I have to give
someone credit for the work I do, it has to be given to you. I
know you understand how I work and you take great care to
organize things for me and make it simpler. What does the oracle
have for me today?” she asked with a quizzical expression on her
face and her eyes towards the printout.
“There are a couple of new ones for you today. Others are the
regular ones. I guess you are already clued on to the repeat
patients. I shall read the information profile for the new patients.
One of them is supposed to be here at 11am. They are a couple.
The husband has filled in this form for his wife, who would be
your patient. Husband is a senior project consultant with a highflying
MNC. And wife is a home-maker. Good income, no kids,
on-the-job travel. Husband 36, wife 34. He says that his wife
seems lost, depressed, not interested in life, scared to stay alone
and she has a waning sex drive.”
“Typical metro-syndrome. How long have they been married?”
“Ten years. And he says that his wife is very suspicious. Probably
also suspects that he has an affair.”
“Most often than not, suspicions are proven right. I wonder how
he would behave if his wife had an affair. Will see them at eleven.
The world is getting sicker by the day. Move on to the next case.”
“Single man. Oh, he can be an interesting one for you. Stays
alone, no family, stays in a posh area, into medical research.
Good income, no debts. Says he is depressed since some time.
Not enjoying life. Only thirty-two years of age and feeling
depressed in life? Too bad. He is slotted for 2 pm. Enjoy your
post-lunch siesta doctor.”
“What’s his name?”, asked Nisha, not too surprised with the case
but interested that after a change she would meet a single man
from the medical profession.