First the cover.. Yes, the cover.
The cover design is something that gets the short end of the stick in kindle versions, but this one you can’t miss! It parks itself in your brain whenever you come across it on Amazon, or reading groups, sort of like the chaat counter when you enter a wedding.
And you keep thinking you must check it out! The vibrant design and the fusion of hindi and english in the title gives you a heads up into the stories inside.
The stories don’t disappoint either. The author’s distinctive style comes through in all of them. The stories encompass different life situations, choices and realities. The writing makes you think and reflect but doesn’t overwhelm you with sadness or despair. This was especially important for me, as in the current times, I find myself craving simplicity and positivity.
Each story is different; yet the whole book comes together, like the chaat corner!!
Favourite story… Well “The Marriage” really stayed with me, because it was so bang on. “When Krish Met Satya” left me smiling too.
If a quick breezy read that is very much in sync with the times we live in is what you are looking for, do pick this up!!
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