“Each life is precious, much more precious than what we think, if not for self then for somebody else, but each life is incredibly precious. There is a thin line, which exists between life & death and one should be very careful with it and should never cross that line due to some critical scenario or hasty decision!”

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Well, before starting the review of this inspiring title, HANG ON: A Second Wind by Author Eshwarmurthy G Pillai let me very clearly mention that the book talks about a very sensitive subject, i.e. suicide! The Author has written this book with a very positive attitude and has talked about the implications of suicides and the book discourages any such act, where one is driven to a situation of crossing the line between life & death.

About the Author: Author Eshwarmurthy G Pillai, was born in 1972 in Mumbai, a city of dreams. His grandfather had influenced him immensely towards leading a social life. Starting the profession career as a Medical Representative in Mumbai, he experienced patient’s trauma closely, which still continues. Working with two great pharma giants, he developed the passion of writing and innovative thinking. After completing his MBA in 2003, the pharma journey continued and gave an opportunity to travel across India. In the process, he went on acquiring knowledge by interacting with the people in various fields.

Hang On – A Second Wind, the first book of the series “Hang On” results from those acquaintances from the farmers of drought affected region.


Book’s Introduction: This book, Hang On – A Second Wind by Author Eshwarmurthy G Pillai presents a very beautiful story of a person named, Subodh and the things that happened in his life, when he was ready to commit suicide. The central character of the plot Subodh happens to meet Vanhi, a schoolgirl near a railway track. Their initial conversation enlightens him and the grief disappears in no time, because of her innocence and simplicity. All those intentions of committing suicide are metamorphosed by her audacity and the magical tiffin box that she carries!

There are a total of “15 Reading Worthy Chapters” in this book, each expressing a different phase in life of Subodh – a debt ridden farmer. His family includes of his wife Rupali and daughter Chimu. The story begins on a very disturbing point, a farmer who is about to commit suicide. To his meeting with a special person and how his life transformed in just moments after that meeting with a schoolgirl named Vanhi. The book presents an inspiring journey of Subodh from being debt ridden and going to commit suicide to taking up responsibility, fighting courageously for himself and then his pledge to make things better for not only himself but also others around him.

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Book Title: The title of this book, “Hang On – A Second Wind” is most certainly a catchy title and this is something which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you as a reader to pick up this book for a read. You would feel a longing urge to dive inside the chapters of this book and try to understand the Author’s own interpretation of the various subject matters highlighted in this book.

Well, without any shred of doubt, Author Eshwarmurthy G Pillai has completely succeeded in choosing a perfect Title along with a very sound Sub-title for his book and his writings too had fully justified the title. Therefore, I must mention that it is a very apt title for this book and the Author had been extremely wise to go for this title!


Readers Connect: Through this book, Author Eshwarmurthy G Pillai has preached his readers about the importance of one’s life. The book highlights the fact that how suicide can be a curse for the family of the one, who gave up his/her life. Moreover, the book presents the readers with an incredibly inspiring story in which the solution has been identified to prevent this act of suicide.

Therefore, through this book, the Author is giving a very optimistic message to the society that there is always a solution for everything and ending one’s own life is never the solution. The plot is truly inspiring and the readers would simply connect with the message of this book, which makes it a perfect fit.


Verdict: A Book like “Hang On – A Second Wind” is for sure a Must-Read oneand deserves a chance. The way Author had penned down the storyline through these fifteen marvellous chapters in his book certainly deserves an appreciation. His work is praise worthy as he has succeeded in giving a very positive as well as powerful message to the society, through his writings!

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Moreover, if you are looking for something truly worthy and out of the box to read then this book is the most-perfect fit for you. Author,Eshwarmurthy G Pillai is a promising Author, who is very honest with his writings, which the readers can feel through his spectacular writings!

Book: HANG ON: A Second Wind
Author: Eshwarmurthy G Pillai
Publisher: Clever Fox Publishing (2021)
Total Pages: 138
Reviewed By: Neel Preet at Criticspace Journal

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