Sudha Murthy is a narrator, not a story teller. Her books are meaningful, philosophical but most importantly real. Though the stories in the book are not written by Sudha Murthy herself, stories selected by her give you the same feeling you would have got reading her own stories. Stories are wonderfully woven covering the different types of issues faced by the people in the society. These stories make you believe in humanity. The inspiring true stories of the interesting people leave a permanent impression on us. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven is a collection of twenty such unforgettable true life stories selected by Sudha Murty from a contest run by Penguin, they capture the hope, faith, kindness and joy that life is full of, even as we make our way through the daily grind. This is a collection that will captivate and amuse every reader who believes in the Usedness of the human heart. In this book the stories are inspiring and uplift the mind of the reader. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven is a collection of short stories which drifts you into the lives of various people going through Childhood, Young Adulthood, Societal Issues, Morals, Choices, Middle Age, Old Age and the inevitable one “Death”.