Twenty thousand Leagues under the sea

Novel : Twenty thousand Leagues under the sea
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
Author – Jules Verne

A mysterious submarine has shocked the world, sabotaging several ocean liners. America is on the quest to unmask the mastermind behind this gigantic machinery catastrophe. Pierre Aronnax is assigned the mission to bring this evil to justice and track down the monster sea creature. As Aronnax along with his servant and a harpooner leave on the trail, they are imprisoned 20 thousand leagues under the ocean by an enigmatic captain known as Nemo. Who is Captain Nemo? What are his intentions? What plan does Aronnax makes to escape from this oceanic trap? All these will unfold as you start reading the remarkable, Sci-Fi classic – Twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Filled with thrilling underwater sequences, adventurous escapes, this novel won’t let you blink your eye from start till the finish. The concept of submarine was visualized several years even before the real submarine was made and the experts said ‘Jules had visualized the future’ through Nautilus.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and found it quite unique, refreshing and full of explosive action. I haven’t seen the 70’s movie which was based on the novel but I hope someday James Cameron will make a newer version of this novel and this would be a visual treat for movie viewers to take a dip 20 thousand leagues under the sea.

If you like 20 thousand leagues under the sea, you will also love other sci-fi classic novels of Jules Verne which are – Journey to the center of the Earth, Around the world in 80 days, Clipper of the clouds. All these novels are not only informative but also entertaining filled with underwater sequences, thrilling escapes, explosive action and unforgettable characters. Highly recommendable, this is one of the great book in literary classics you cannot afford to miss!!


A motivational excerpt from the life of Swami Vivekanand

You cannot believe in God unless you believe in yourself” – Swami Vivekananda”

This is a very inspirational episode from the life of Swami Vivekanand during his journey to Himalayas.

Swamiji was traveling with some monks in the Himalayas full of rough paths and long stretched roads.
There was an old man with them….He said to swamiji ‘Oh Sir, how to cross this path, I cannot walk any more, my chest will break. Swamiji said to him, ‘Look down at your feet’. The old man looked and Swamiji said “The road that is under your feet is the road that you have passed over and is the same road that you see before you;it will be soon under your feet.

Due to disbelief, ignorance, negligence we don’t take the stride to take the extra step to move towards our goal. Even though we have the determination to struggle in the path of life, we lose out our courage to strike as we don’t possess the spiritual urge and willingness to succeed. I had read this story from one of the books of swami vivekanand and this small piece of story really encouraged me. I felt this story to share among you all friends so that it gives a new lease of hope, courage, determination and faith to confront the miseries of life. The lives of great people are full of inspirations and I am looking forward to bring these stories to my readers through my blog. Come, let’s get motivated!