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An exciting and eclectic collection of short stories that brings out all those memories – unforgettable, warm, thrilling, and at times embarrassing – of life in school and college campuses. From hesitant first crushes and relationships to the angst and heartache of wanting to fit in but trying to look like it doesn’t matter, and from the excited anticipation of midnight “M...more
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Published April 2011 by Grey Oak Publishers India Pvt. Ltd.
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Debdatta D. Sahay (b00k r3vi3ws)
Here’s the thing – I am yet to meet a person, girl or boy, young or old, who doesn’t like to reminisce about their school and college days. Even the fresh graduates seem to realize that the days that just passed by are never going to come back and the life they have just lived is going to be the best part of their entire existence. We love to think back over to the times we were so carefree, daring, fun-loving and a tad bit irresponsible.

This book, “Down the Road”, will help you remember those...more
Lubna
This book is a compilation of short stories. The cover says it all: 28 campus tales by 16 authors. Indian publishing has sprouted new shoots and how! There are many more new voices that can be heard, each of which provide a different perspective and a different flavour, the short stories contained in this book amplify this emerging trend in Indian publishing. The sheer diversity of topics dealt with in this book make for an interesting read. It is not just about a boy-meets-girl story, so typica...more
Kiran Nair
Fine stories which brings us back to all those years of our life.....
Rekha Seshadri
It earns in my capacity as a reviewer a 4 out of 5 rating.

This collection takes a trip down memory lane into the campus experiences both high school and college. Not just about 'a carefree life and fun times' as many parents believe but also a journey through the pains and trials of soon to be grown ups.
As the blurb says:
An exciting and eclectic collection of short stories that bring out all those memories - unforgettable, warm, thrilling and at times embarrassing - of life and the times in scho...more
The-vault
Edited by: Ahmed Faiyaz and Rohini Kejriwal. Grade B+
Down the Road is Grey Oak’s second anthology after Urban Shots. This edition of Down the Road is a collaboration between Grey Oak and Westland. The collection is colorful and delightful. The book has been divided into five sub-parts which are pretty self explanatory:
Attendance is Compulsory
Festivals, Selections & Placements
Lights Out
Looking Back
Essays
An exciting and eclectic collection of short stories that brings out all those memories –...more
Privy Trifles
Standing true to it's name this book manages to take you on a trip down the memory lane to the school/ college days of your lives. With an eye-catching cover this book makes a light and enjoyable read. Every emotion that you can associate with it ranging from heartbreaks, first crushes, ragging, coming of age, teen troubles etc are brought out here very beautifully. As you turn the pages of this book you silently wish you could turn back the time and revisit those unforgettable days once again....more
Mayor
The book effectively (and exhaustively) covers the entire spectrum of school/college experience and stays true to the premise of its synopsis. My biggest qualm is that the language lacks the required level of literary flair and most stories feel like reading a screenplay. The instances of profanity used in some stories are entirely unwarranted and seems forced, as though doing so lends some credence to accurate character portrayal.
As far as individual stories go there were some clear winners-my...more
Monika
short stories of college times, good ones some of them did take me back to those days/ Review coming up soon
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Ahmed Faiyaz grew up in Bangalore and now lives in Dubai.

He’s a strategist by profession, with a number of years in management consulting behind him. He’s a book and film addict, and a passionate writer. His first book, Love, Life & All That Jazz…, published in April 2010, remains a popular bestseller across major cities. His stories are also featured in the National Bestseller, Urban Shots

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