1.Are you planning to Donate your kidney to someone??
2.Are you even thinking of Donating your Kidney to someone??
3.Are you undergoing tests for Donati1.Are you planning to Donate your kidney to someone??
2.Are you even thinking of Donating your Kidney to someone??
3.Are you undergoing tests for Donating your Kidney??
4.Have you donated your Kidney to someone??
If your answer to any of the above 4 questions is yes then this book is a must read for you. from contemplating to donate her kidneys to after 8 yrs from the donation , you will find all the significant things necessary to know about Kidney Donation in this book.And to top it off you will not find this book drag as she is so funny a author(the way she writes) that i started looking forward to those brackets within which she would have something witty to write :)...more
This book made me think a lot. it confused me a lot. it made me go back in pages to check why certain things were so. at times i felt satisfied. at t This book made me think a lot. it confused me a lot. it made me go back in pages to check why certain things were so. at times i felt satisfied. at times it confused me further..
The overall concept of 9 interlinked short stories each depicting a separate rasa is good.But when it came to the Individual stories it did not live up to the Expectations the synopsis on the Back cover created
i would like to go one by one of the short stories
It was good. except for the Timeline the rest of the story was good. it took me a lot of time in understanding which happened when.it would have been great if you had put the story in a time line like now.. and the story of younger Rajan as so and so years ago...
2. Rat once again it was good but for the surprise , which was not there. the story was so so predictable that it started to bore me.(view spoiler)[ when the vigilante asks Dhanajay to remove the mask and see his face if he is so eager and then Dhananjay suddenly compares the vigilante to his son....that was a giveaway.. (hide spoiler)]
3. Mutiny This one would have been superb if it was a bit short. i felt that a few page edit would have done justice to this story..
if you leave aside the Humans speak and the mosquitoes dont know thing there is a technical snag.it may not be small but it caught my eye.The Mosquito Ghz asks Sanjay his name. he does not respond to it and she in turn does not mention "her" name but in the next sentence Sanjay calls Ghz by her name..
4. T 20
This story confused me like hell.(view spoiler)[ my understanding while reading the story was that the Italicized parts were from Manu's diary.but i was confused when i read about the Pizza as it was currently happening. ie while the match is underway. Manu leaves for US. so i thought all these happened before the T20 match happened. out of the Blue suddenly i read that Manu is dead and that Teja is reading from his diary on the day of the match and that Manu is not alive then. but i don't understand why i remember reading that Manu leaves for toilet on innings break (hide spoiler)]
this was yet another confusing story.(view spoiler)[ this was confusing because of the loop. since we are left out to find for our self whats happening its a bit difficult to do so..and why is it that the second time things start repeating the doctor or his wife don't fell like being in loop and why does the loop stop after repeating only once. is it because the Dr's daughter is back from her future visit..if that is so did she stay for 2 days or so??? (hide spoiler)]
(view spoiler)[ chitu wants to take revenge of sorts... agreed . how does he get to do that?? who is responsible for that?? and more importantly why does he not allow things to happen before he responds. say for example why does he not allow his friends to implicate him and then lecture the teacher?? what will the teacher think of the student?? Arrogant would be the word. because he does not know why Chintu is doing so.. (hide spoiler)]
7 Office 8.N.H 9.Redemption
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Urban Shots is an anthology of 28 urban short stories written by 13 Indian Authors. The book has been divided into 5 sections namely Relationships, LoUrban Shots is an anthology of 28 urban short stories written by 13 Indian Authors. The book has been divided into 5 sections namely Relationships, Love, Friendship, Angst and Longing. The collection as a whole does look good. You will not know how good a story is unless you read a not so good one. The editor has done a good job in mixing things up .Though not all the stories give you the feeling of having read a good one, most do.
The first short story is ‘Hope Comes in Small Package’ by Kainaz Motivala. This is the story of Priya, a fashion designer who is married to sumit. She is pregnant and unfortunately loses her child. This story is the about the low in her life due to the incident and how she overcomes it. This was a really well written story and probably the best of the entire collection and maybe that’s why the editor had chosen it as the first one. If you read the rest of the Stories with this one as the benchmark, then only a couple more stories would satisfy you. If you keep an open mind and read the rest, this will be a read somewhere between ‘average’ and ‘Good’. The next story which impressed me was ‘Liberation’ by Malathi Jaikumar. This is the story of Chamundi, a uneducated mother of two kids, who dreads the weekends which happens to be the eagerly expected part of the week for most of us. Why? And how does she overcome it? The story is so relatable and I really liked the end. Actually I was grinning at the end of the story which does not happen often.
‘Replay’ by Paritosh Uttam is probably the most relatable story of the collection. How often have we come across people in Busses and Trains who ‘request’ us to Part with some ‘Nominal’ amount to them so that they can return to their native town or eat since they have not eaten for weeks together!! This is a story of one such incident. The story does not stand out because it is relatable but the way in which the author has linked the ‘uncommon’ incident to something else in the life of Lata , the lady in the story and how it helps her to solve a confusing issue she has been putting off.
‘Stick Figures’ by Vrinda Baliga is probably the next most relatable story. How often have we been asked to draw something when we were in kinder garden or play school? And what would most of us draw? You guessed it right. Two mountains with the sun setting or rising or something resembling our family members. That is what Tarun does when his mother is late to pick him up from his play school while he is thinking about the Baby sister his mother promised him. The end was kinda expected but still was good.
Some other stories worth mentioning are ‘Apple Pie and a grey sweater’ by Prateek Gupta, ‘Just average’ by Malathi Jaikumar, ‘A cup of tea’ by Paritosh Uttam, ‘Dialects of silence’ by Vrinda Baliga and ‘Driving down the Memory Lane’ by Kunal Dhabalia. I liked the relationship section the most and Love the least with regards to the no of stories I liked. Overall the book was good and would have been better if 2-3 stories were deleted.