Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | Creative Writing in English (Fiction & Poetry)
A lucid tale of rapid transformation in the Indian social reality
Second Chance is the story of Ragini's quest for love and companionship.Her efforts make her interact with different suitors and take her on a roller coaster emotional ride. Ragini's travails to marry show myriad hues where deceit and pretence come face to face with hope and aspiration.
Will life give her a second chance?
The book won NE8X lit Fest Award.
Dr Kavita Bhatnagar , an IRS officer, is presently posted in Delhi. Having brought out 2 books of poems in Hindi earlier, Second Chance is her debut novel.
Nothing had prepared her for this turn of events in her life, but then, Ragini Mathur was a spirited girl and could not wallow in self- pity for long. After walking out and deciding to file for divorce, she had taken a small, rented apartment in Lucknow and settled in a routine where her job kept her busy. Luckily, her childhood friend Mia lived close by and they often spent their free time together. At nights, when loneliness took over, she thought about having a companion. In the year -long divorce process, she not only realized but came to the firm conclusion that she did not want to be alone. She was not deterred by the failure of her marriage to Kadamb. Something inside her kept telling her that she deserved a second chance- for love, for togetherness, for happiness. Yes, she was very clear that she wanted to marry again.