Tuesday, February 23, 2016

[Book Review] She: Ekla Cholo Re by Santosh Avvannavar and Dr. Shayan Haq

 "You are what you choose to be" - She: Ekla Cholo Re

Who knows what life preserves for us? A pocket novel about a story of a Lonely Heart, Kusum from Kolkata in the 90's. Living in a hypocritical society which has many loops that we need to fill up, remind us, living in the Stone Age. Shame to such society where biological instincts criticized as sin.

Do not judge a book with it's no. of pages. Writers, Santosh Avvannavar, and Dr. Shayan Haq both worked hard to give a shape to the story. Carefully written, simple language and thought provoking. Read the book within few minutes but it whelms me to think about the plot again and again. Broke me, what a person will do in a realistic situation alike?

The unspeakable truth that twisted our mind for the centuries. Will India change? Will our society justify things logical rather blinded by old faiths? We are a new generation and if we don't start making changes perhaps the society will never stop its snail walk.

I suggest, buy and read the book. It worth reading new thoughts to grow up with.

Always love!

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Last weekend I was lucky that I read Aryan Sarath's new anthology of six stories that touched my heart. "Encircled and Other Stories" is a book where I got a glimpse of the modern diabolical society. To my utter experience about the time, crimes are committing every minute. Aryan did a careful job by highlighting some of them happening in every city. 

The truth is those stories are happening and Sarath able to put them into words and express his mind. When I was reading his stories I felt how deeply he thought about the characters and the plots. I like stories having emotional human touch. I think, it's very hard to express our mind, many writers write but very few can express their emotions. 

I respect Sarath's stories, "Bhavna - An Untold Story", "50:50 Love Story", "I just ruined your life" etc. His words are like the phoenix, long-lived with reality. It's a promising work and Sarath is a professional writer there is no doubt about it. 

Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/606637