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Urban Shots: Crossroads

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Edited by bestselling author, Ahmed Faiyaz, this anthology explores the conflict, chaos and confusion in the lives of interesting and colourful characters in Urban India. The reclusive kid with a beautiful bicycle; a migrant to Mumbai with Old Monk on his breath, trying to get off a Virar Fast at Borivali; the misunderstood watchman at the library who befriends a little gi...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 228 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Grey Oak / Westland
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What attracted me to this book was its title. Urban Shots totally lives up to its name, comprising 30 urban stories (by authors both, bestselling and debutante, and popular bloggers) about all kinds of people in urban India- a yoga loving doctor, a mysterious kid with a fancy bike, a security guard who befriends a little girl, the ordeal of a man trying to get off at Borivali from a Virar Fast in Bombay and similar stories about quirky people and those just like we see every day. People who’re e...more
Edited by Sneh Thakur. Grade: A
The Urban Shots is a short story series started by Grey Oak in association with Westland. Other books in the series are Urban Shots, Urban Shots: Crossroads and Urban Shots: Bright Lights. These books contain short stories by new writers and bloggers and then edited by a single author.
Urban Shots: The Love Collection had thirty one short stories by twenty seven authors and it is edited by Sneh Thakur. As the very name says it all, this one is an anthology of contem...more
A captivating collection of 30 stories by 26 new writers. The stories are based on characters from metros and cities.
As a reader, You won't regret spending on it. People from metro cities, you have every reason to rejoice in this book.
Some stories are quite good, some are very different from what you read usually, some are lyrical, some are silly and some are just trying to be stories.

PLUS: New writers, fresh stories. 30 urban stories in 150 rupees.
MINUS: Amateur style, heavily BOLLYWOOD inspire...more
Dhivya Rajasekhar
I certainly don't regret buying this book. The collection of short stories has been chosen well.
This book gave me a chance to appreciate the talent of so many unknown indian authors, whose work I will most certainly look forward to in the future.
And most of all, I would like to congratulate the editor on doing such a good job. Although some of the stories were just mediocre, the editing certainly evened out any flaws there might have been. You won't come across any embarrassing grammatical erro...more
First things first. Short stories, these definitely are not. These are more like Slices of Life blog posts.

With all the talk about blue ocean strategies, it is nice to see Grey Oak actually go out and create a market by sourcing popular bloggers. Grey Oak should, however, have pushed the authors out of their comfort zones by better editorial control and ensuring that the authors come up with content that is in line with the genre, intention and theme of the book. Instead, what we're left with is...more
Apr 13, 2012 Himani rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Himani by: Srinivasa Ramanujam
Urban Shots--Crossroads: A tuft of grass with no ground beneath! You fall into an empty pit right at the first step! Need I say more? ado about nothing!
Tanvi Srivastava
Naive writing...! I was disappointed with the very first story.. and literally lost my interest after that..! Completed the book just for the sake of Completing..!
there are lot of junk stories in this book,but some of the stories stole my heart like.. pity,baba yoga class,raj summer,tainted love,song of summer bird etc
Divya Nair
nice one.the stories of mervin,crossroads,paradise,the yoga doctor and few others are quite interesting.
Sneh Pradhan
Ideal for just a one-time journey read !!!
Makes for a good read.
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The Chennai Book ...: Book launch of a book written by our member 7 33 Feb 20, 2012 06:20AM  
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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