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Manhardeep Singh is one of the most remarkable and admirable person I have ever come across in my life. I first met him in a business meeting. As I got to know him better and better over the years, I became impressed with his dashing personal charisma, in spite of his young age.

His latest book, ‘The Journey of the unknown path’ reveals life in a realistic manner. The book narrates a very interesting story and the ‘Author’s notes’ add value to the book by decoding several hidden messages.

Rama’s and Michael’s story will inspire you to do more, be more and take more chances and ultimately live life to the maximum.

Manhardeep is a master story teller. He uses his experience to inspire readers to think differently, to push beyond self-imposed limitations and to take the necessary steps towards their goals.

I believe his greatest contributions to this world are still to come; nevertheless, this book is a first step towards his greater achievements. I hope you will get inspiring messages through this book which will help you to obtain a great success in your life.

Satinder Pal Singh Taggar,
A Great Networker in FMCG


Manhardeep Singh has written another wonderful book!  This one, ‘The Journey of the Unknown Path’, tells two stories.  One about a young man named Rama, whose beliefs differ greatly from the people around him.  Rama lived in the 15th century and his challenge is to find his way through a dark, unknown forest.

The second character we meet is a man named Michel, who struggles to find his path through a dark, unknown tunnel.  They are both aided in their travels by a magic diary that mysteriously offers them clues and suggestions as to how to prevail through difficulties.

The wisdom offered by this diary is presented in parables, which are very similar to the ones I’ve heard all my life.  I find it interesting that even though I would suspect Manhardeep’s parables were Indian and mine were American, the point of the wisdom offered is very much the same.  This speaks to my sense of all humans being the same, and deserving of equal respect.

The author mentions his parents in closing, and how he was encouraged all his life to be a free thinker.  I think that’s one of the best things parents can give their children.  A young man as wise as this author must have some pretty terrific parents!  I really enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to the next one!!

Thank you,

Debbie Shepherd
The lady who dared to make things happen


I liked this book mainly because it had a lot of wise sayings in it. My mother always said what goes around comes around. What a person chooses to do, whether good or bad always comes home to roost.
The hardest thing for any human is to keep a positive attitude, let alone not make any hasty decisions. Hasty decisions bring regrets. It’s not ‘Would ‘ve could’ve should’ve and didn’t’ It’s using the skills one already has to make the doors open up for them.
Unfortunately, the key no longer existed after my tutoring position with the Girls and Boys Club and receptionist position at Northwest  Boys and Girls Club. I filled out two applications and got laughed at for applying for the second position. I used the key metaphor in this book when my mother tried helping me find a job like I had before working with children.
I wouldn’t say that I had any mentors in my life, but  most of what I learned I got from my famiily. I do admire both boys and girls who know their mind and what they want in life at an early age. This person’s father said she would never be a doctor because she was black and  woman. She is now a doctor. I never expected to become the next J.K. Rowling, but I do have a job as a writer. There were a lot of negative people in my life but I never listened to them.
I never encountered a person like that wise nine year-old in the book.  It amazed me that Rama was ignored while the nine year-old was listed to.
Made By Me, Inc.

This book is a deep powerful and philosophical tale about one’s destiny and seeking guidance in a chaotic world.  In between the lines it is suggesting for one to learn how to distance their selves from the earthly realm and develop desire to seek for their higher being within and to trust their intuition about choosing the right path to peace. Be willing to explore their spirituality without fear.

His style of writing magically opens doors to the inner consciousness of the unknown. It is a unique story about seeking truth among the illusions of today.  This book should be highly recommended to anyone who is pondering about their purpose of their lives.

This author is highly sensitive to the possibilities of a spiritual dimension and he is engaging with his search for the truth, especially his messages and then translating for all minds to understand the message of humanity’s existence.

In the author’s words;  “ One of the big reasons for tension in relationships is the ‘difference in opinion’. So we should try to accept others’ opinions because they are right from their point of view and so are we.” Compromise and acceptance is what this world needs at this time, a spiritual awakening.

Need a break from the stressors of life, definitely read this  book.  5 Stars

Susanna Mahoney

Author, Message to my Children


Ok, I am reviewing a book! Cause it is a book by a dear friend!

The Journey of the unknown path

by, Manhardeep Singh Ahluwalia

One book, two lives, two different times, two different paths, but the message- the same.

Reading ‘The Journey of the unknown path’ long after it fell into my hands, I realised one important thing. No two people are similar, no two paths are similar- you and I may enter into the same college, same course and why, we both may want to win the Booker. But our paths will be different, our way of walking will differ, but nature’s course will be the same. God will be the same. The forces trying to get us there or pushing us to a different path are the same…..

I’ll dare you to do this- Don’t read the section about the author, don’t even look at his face, read the book and try guessing the age of the author! 85, 70 max will be your guess. But no, this man is us, our age!

Now getting to the book- How many of us like reading fiction? Many, not many. Non-fiction? Many, not many. But here, Manhar has given us a book which combines pure story-telling with the value factor of a non-fiction. The book is structured in a way that you go through the story, you are so engrossed in where it is taking you and all of a sudden Manhar puts a bolder version of the text and says, “Author Notes” and gives a different meaning to the story you are reading.

A tale of two people- Rama, Michel. Rama of olden days, a rebel, running away from the family, coursing through a forest, treading upon a diary. Not your ordinary diary! Michel, lost in a tunnel, trying to find a way and again the diary. The diary, here to me resembled God.  Its caressing tone, ‘Child…’ it begins. Isn’t that how God sees us? As a child? But God doesn’t want to give us all the answers. ‘Child, cooperation must be earned, never demanded’  one of the retorts of the diary when Michel wants it to cooperate and help him get out. Yes, God will not cooperate with our whims and fancies. He will want you to cooperate with His plans. Your future is laid out for you, all you have to do is cooperate!  Does Rama come back to his village, settle to the level of his people? Or will he set forth a new path? Does our Michel find his way out? Who helps him?

Personally, I loved the part where Michel sees how life looks at him, how the future is. Michel does get what he wants. Putting myself in Michel’s shoes, I realise at that point, the point of exit from the tunnel, the place where he was didn’t matter as much as the course that he had taken to reach that place. Often we forget how we got where we are, who brought us here. This reminds me of a song, ‘The Climb’ by Miley Cyrus. Ultimately it is the climb that matters. Rama is a common man. There are many Rama’s amongst us. With so much chagrin, we rebel at anything and everything, but we have little in us to reform. Rama found a guide. Will we? Do we even realise that we need a guide?

Manhardeep Singh Ahluwalia, a philosopher in the making, presents a book so crisp, so well written and very authoritative. He believes in what he says and you close the book feeling, he means every word and at some point of time in his life, he has been through a tunnel and found a guide. Just 52 pages, but words for life. And unlike certain books, this one doesn’t leave you wanting more, cause it has given you just enough.

Fav of the Author’s notes: When you are left with no choice but one, trust God and go for it because we really don’t know what God has in His mind for us.

But one thing I disagree with- a woman is not like a tea bag! She is strong no matter what, hot water or not!! And its not just a woman, the man too!

 ‘May you live long’

Check it out: http://manhardeep.com/books/ , PS: there is an awesome promo video for the book, like no other!

Manhar, sorry for the delay! You are truly an inspiration!

Avrina Joslin

Author, The Apple Elusionist

In HIM we thrive!


HELLO MANHAR,I HAVE COMPLETED YOUR SECOND BOOK “THE JOURNEY OF THE UNKNOWN PATH”. IT iS TOO GOOD DEAR!! I LEARNT MANY THINGS FROM IT. SEE YOUR LAST BOOK WAS VERY GOOD TOO. IT INSPIRED ME TO MOVE ON IN LIFE AND BE STRONG AND HAVE FAITH THAT YOU ARE NO LESS THAN OTHERS, EVERY PERSON HAS A SPARK AND SOME CAN FEEL AND SOME CAN’T!!IN THE SAME WAY THIS BOOK INSPIRED ME THAT WE SHOULD STICK TO OUR DECISIONS AND IF WE HAVE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING THEN THIS WHOLE UNIVERSE WILL HELP US TO COMPLETE OUR WORK.FROM THIS BOOK I LEARNT THAT EVERY PERSON HAS HIS OWN VIEWS, OWN THINKING AND ONE SHOULD RESPECT THAT. NOW MANHAR I WANT TO SAY ABOUT YOU THAT YOU ARE MAGICAL, NOT BECAUSE YOU SHOW ANY MAGIC BUT YOUR WORDS CREATE MAGIC AND REALLY THE AUTHOR’S NOTES IN THIS BOOK IS THE HIGHEST POINT OF THIS BOOK SO I APPECIATE A LOT AND I’M PROUD THAT I GOT A CHANCE TO INTERACT WITH SUCH A PERSON !!
SO MANHAR THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL PIECE YOU MADE. HOPE YOUR NEXT BOOK WILL BE ONE STEP AHEAD THAN THIS.WAITING FOR YOUR NEXT PIECE OF ART. AWESOME!!
STUDENT, BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery)

This is a book which should be enjoyed for what it is – a philosophical discussion of the paths we choose in our lives. It is a novel, and the author’s notes threw me for a loop at first, but if you continue to read, you will soon realize his reason for the author’s discussions. It is a book which shows us how we can listen to our own hearts and take the right paths for us. The author is much younger than it appeared in his book. He comes through as very mature and knowledgeable. It encouraged me to look at my life through someone else’s eyes and to work at improving my own life by slowing down and thinking things through before simply reacting. That may not have been the author’s purpose, but that was the message with which I walked away. I cannot believe the author’s age because he wrote with such obvious maturity. I would love to hear him speak someday. Who knows? Maybe I will.

If you think, you are too old to listen to the bedtime stories, you are wrong. Read Manhardeep Singh Ahulwalia’s ‘The Journey of the Unknown Path’, and you’ll realise why.This book tells us two stories, with different characters in similar situations, but in different times and parts of the world. While you start reading the story of the first character, Rama; a contemplative note by the author compels you to think before you go ahead. And, that’s where the book sets itself apart.Rama and Michael, both of them reach a point in their life, where they have nowhere to go. What lies in front of them is a dark road towards mysterious end. Right then, they find a mystical diary that guides both of them to move ahead. At every step Rama or Michael take in the book, we come across one very vital truth of life. Advancements in their stories lead us towards the secret of how to live a life with positivity, prudence and peace.The biggest mistake done while publishing the book is that they have given the Author’s biography in the very beginning. If it was not so, the readers could have easily got convinced that the author is not younger than 40 years, or has no less degrees than a couple of PhDs in his hand.

But in reality, Manhardeep Singh Ahluwalia is a young gentleman from Moga City in Punjab. He is pursuing his graduation in Business Administration with a diploma in aviation, hospitality and travel management. He is an entrepreneur. He is a martial arts black-belt. He is a Reiki master. With such varied set of interests, he has learnt to reflect on his thoughts, his ideologies and set a new path for his readers to tread.

The Journey of the Unknown Path is not just a motivational book; it is a compilation of Mahnardeep Singh’s thoughts, beliefs and inspirations.
You just can’t resist reading till the very last page, once you start reading it on.

Blogger, Pack of Life

Author Manhardeep Singh Ahluwalia writes an allegory of two young men, Rama and Michael who venture beyond the world that they know. Rama finds a diary that gives him answers after he writes his queries for he has fled his village feeling that his opinions are not accepted.
The diary’s words help Rama understand that he must ask for something he desires, then seek that something and knock at the door of opportunity. Michael, too, learns that on the journey of life bad experiences teach us truths about life and some become stronger through this, others give up. Michael succeeds.
The author’s philosophical notes are interspersed on each page and the thoughtful reader will enjoy Rama and then Michael’s journeys where they learn by overcoming difficult situations.

Alice Dinizo
Author


It just so happens that once in a while you see something, hear something, or perhaps even read something that completely changes your worldview and puts everything into perspective. Such is the power of Manhardeep Singh’s short story, ‘The Journey of the Unknown Path’, a philosophical reflection on some of the most deeply compelling facets of human nature, drawing together notions of perseverance, ambition, goal and good character and synthesising them into a remarkably articulated narrative. Hats off to Manhardeep Singh – for writing a single story that is so diversely applicable to every situation in life; this book will renew your faith in the fact that some of the greatest snippets of wisdom are contained in the very smallest amount of words.

A tale that fictionalises life’s never-ending trails, the inevitable prospects of hurdles and obstacles one must face yet the power of unrelenting hope and faith that can carry you through, it entails not only the story of Rama and Michel, who are literally on the journey to discovering this elusive ‘unknown path’ yet figuratively on a journey to discovering themselves, but also the idea of longing, searching for the answers in a world that is seemingly impenetrable. A world that forces you to think one way, to do one thing and not the other, to forever pursue one’s own interest above your own – and it is this very realm that I believe Manhardeep Singh is trying to fight against. It’s easy to get lost in a world that is so increasingly diverse and so ruthlessly fast-paced, yet Singh emphasises the need to just stop once in a while, take a long look at yourself and decide if this is the path you really want to follow. Integrating into a crowd is easy, but the true sign of a strong personality is one who, as is mentioned in the story, chooses a way which does not have a path and leaves his own trail. Through the author’s notes that holistically summarise the message of the tale, we are given an invaluable insight into some of life’s most cherished nuggets of wisdom – and I don’t know if this is merely my female instinct emerging, but some of what Singh had to say genuinely had me in tears.

It is an understatement to say that this tale is spiritually uplifting, because it is much more than that. For me (and indeed my mother, to whom I couldn’t help but read out some of the quotes), this book is about the advancement of the human soul into a ‘road less travelled by’ (as the cliché goes), one that seeks to depart from the earthly dimension we inhabit and dwell instead where we are completely at peace with ourselves. For surely, the truly spiritual man is the one who understands himself, understands the world around him and is content with the interaction of the two. See, what I think is – in just 52 pages, Singh has imparted a message that is of eternal significance, timeless yet contemporary, deep yet fathomable: it is indeed complex by its very simplicity.

Fundamentally, there is so much more I want to say but I am aware that I have already written a short story myself where I was supposed to write a concise review – so I shall leave it at that. This tale boasts so many more illuminating, heart-touching, soul-grabbing messages that can only be appreciated once this book is read. I recommend it to anyone, of any age, any nationality – for the ideas contained in it are ones relevant to the entire human species. If you’re looking for something to awaken you, for something to inspire and motivate you, to make you realise what the essence of life truly is, then this book is for you. In shattering the power of superficiality and replacing it with the power of spirituality, Singh has done a remarkable job in writing a novel that can rejuvenate the inner strength within us to always strive to fulfil your dream, regardless of the hurdles in the way; indeed it is these very hurdles that make the struggle worth it. I guess if I had to summarise the key notion underpinning this book for me, it is that life is beautiful, cherish it for you have the power within you to make it all that you wish to, nobody said the journey ‘on the unknown path’ would be easy, they just promised it’d be worth it. I express my heartfelt gratitude to Manhardeep Singh for allowing me the honour of reading such an inspiring tale and for imparting his philosophical insight that enabled me, as a young writer, to broaden my own horizons and appreciate what it is that truly makes us special. Sometimes many of the most important messages in life are the things we constantly overlook – and this tale is the perfect medium that reminds us of that. For me it brings to the forefront the fact that we have a tendency to forget, some of the basic ideas and principles that make our lives special and fulfilling, yet at the same time have the power to convolute our existences and make it seem like we’re facing an insurmountable force. Let Manhardeep Singh reassure you that you’re not, by taking you on a metaphorical journey, he will captivate you with some of the most intellectually stimulating and spiritually enlightening messages there are. A thought came to mind when reading this: ‘judgement comes from experience, but better judgement comes from bad experience’. Singh reminds us that when we feel like we’re fighting against the world, realistically the monsters are within ourselves and it is up to us to destroy them – because with a little faith and self-esteem, the world is your oyster. A short novel, with comprehensive life messages. A simply told narrative, with profoundly intricate ideas. I know that Singh has written a second book and is writing a third, although I think this story is quite complete on its own.

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