The Homecoming

ABOUT Dineshwar Dhadwal

Dineshwar Dhadwal
I am a Doctor by profession. I am an avid reader devouring fiction thrillers with the same intensity as the spiritual or self help novels. I love to indulge in passionate discussions over a wide variety of topics from religion to politics. Traveling is my passion & i love to stay close More...



This story revolves around a young, successful businessman, SIDDHARTH SHARMA who has recently got the ‘Young entrepreneur of the year award’. Instead of being elated at reaching the pinnacle of his career, he finds himself feeling utterly miserable.
He finds himself alone in his moments of glory as his family has deserted him. He is angry, disgusted and confused at the sudden turn of events. He is finding it difficult to come to terms with his wife’s decision to leave him at a time when everything was going according to plan.
Despite his persuasion, his wife refuses to come back. Seeing him in agony, his friends ask him to take a break from work. He reluctantly agrees and lands in the picturesque Hills of Shimla.
He meets a stunning beauty, VAISHALI, at a dinner. She turns out to be an ex-Country Head of a renowned multinational who had left her soaring career in Delhi to settle in a small town in search of self identity and peace of mind.
VAISHALI becomes SIDDHARTH’s mentor and over a period of time, makes him to accept his mistakes and short sightedness. Gradually, SIDDHARTH begins to realize where he went wrong in his mad pursuit of rat race to succeed in life.
VAISHALI encourages him to ‘look within’ for the answers to the dilemma faced by him. She extols him to shift the focus of his life from a selfish and materialistic mindset to the higher and altruistic domains of life. VAISHALI helps SIDDHARTH to understand the deeper meanings of life’s purpose and guides him on the path of true happiness.
SIDDHARTH starts to live with ‘mindfulness’ looking for lessons to be learnt from his environment. He becomes humble and respectful towards the less privileged.
He returns to Mumbai a changed man determined to start afresh his new innings of life. His friends perceive the dramatic shift in his attitude and his priorities. They help him come close again to his family.
In the end, his wife also accepts him after observing him repenting his past mistakes. The wife and the children are overjoyed at the ‘homecoming’ of a loving husband and a caring father.