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Zindagi Aais Pais, a short story collection, is Nikhil's second book after the remarkable success of his debut book 'Namak Swadanusar'. In this book, Nikhil continues taking his readers along for a journey which try to solve the riddles of basic human existence - riddles of love, of childhood's lost and found, of relationships and of our day to day trials.

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Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 2015 by Hind Yugm
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Gorab Jain
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Had me chuckling and smiling at many moments. Nostalgic. Guess 80s kids would find it appealing.
Overall it was fun and loved reading through this collection of short stories.
Kamal Amrit
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
सौ बात की एक बात: "ज़िन्दगी आइस पाइस" इज अ फैंटासटिक बुक

"नमक स्वादानुसार" लिख कर लगभग हर डोमेन के लोगों को अन्दर तक रोमैंटिसाइज़ करने के बाद 'निखिल सचान' ने एक बार फिर मचा दिया है | हम सभी "नमक स्वादानुसार" के फैन रीडर्स निर्विरोध रूप से "ज़िन्दगी आइस पाइस" को पहले से बेहतर किताब घोषित करते हैं | मैं तो कुछ स्पेशल तरीके की कहानियों को अर्जुन के गांडीव से निकलने वाले बाणों की भांति मानता हूँ | कुछ स्पेशल कहानियां हमारे "क्रिटिकल थिंकिंग" के आगे आनजाने में जुड़ गए शब्द "hypo" और "hyper" को वेल बै
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Akash Tripathi
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kuchh Behtareen Kahaniyaan! Iskool ki yaad dila di!
Pradyumn Gaurav
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
बनाव़ट और डीलडौल में तो निखिल भइया और सान्टा क्लाॅस इक्जै़क्ट अपोजिट आदमी हैं पर जब भी उनकी कहानियाँ पढ़ता हूँ तो बरबस ही सान्टा के बडे़ से झोले की याद आ जाती है। शहर की आपाधापी में भी गैजेट्स और कंक्रीट की मोटी काई को बड़ी मेहनत से खुरच खुरच कर निखिल कुछ चिकने गोल पत्थर अपने पिटारे से झटपट ढूँढ़ लाते हैं। वो पत्थर जो बचपन में हम कभी किसी रेती के ढेर में या टीन के बक्से में छिपाकर भूल गये थे।और आइसपाइस के खेल में कभी इस कोने तो कभी उस कोने छिपी ज़िन्दगी को बार बार हमें दिखाते रहते हैं।
Ashutosh Rai
May 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Kind of disappointed after the first book. Didn't expect it to be a heavy read anyway, but didn't think it would be so easily forgettable either. I was able to connect to just a couple of stories (Unnees Tiya Sattawan and Basti Basti Dher Udaasi). Rest were just okay. Story-wise detailed review later. For now, would rate it lower than Namak Swadanusar. Repetitiveness is also one reason. ...more
Priya
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For the first time, I could finish a book in one sitting. Had received it in the morning, started, and just could not resist completing it. What a lovely piece of Literature :)
Swati Agrawal
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it :)
Nothing more to say
Jitendra
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hindi, owned
This book is a collection of short stories by the author Nikhil Sachan. There are nine stories in the book -

1.)Phir ek Parvaz
Nanu and Subu feel threatened after a new boy Vicky comes to live in their locality and they plan to hit him someday but then they realize their mistake.

2.) Vicky Malhotra ka pyar
A young boy changes his name from Sudhir Kumar to Vicky Malhotra assuming that it will create a better impression on his girlfriend but ...

3.) Unneesh tiya sattavan
In this story a young boy sees h
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A Man Called Ove
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This "New Hindi" wave of writing is delightful - the language doesnt feel crass as in Bollywood nowadays ("Dedh Ishqiya" had to be screened with English subtitles), yet is not difficult for readers like me who have Hindi as their mother-tongue but find it difficult to read "shuddh" Sanskrit-based Hindi of authors like Acharya Chatursen.
I am not too fond of short-stories but this collection of 9 short stories was highly readable. While I found a couple of stories too bland, there were some good m
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Saransh Chhabra
Jun 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: paperback
Zindagi Aais Pais(ZAP) is the second collection of short stories by the Namak Swadanusar (NS) fame author Nikhil Sachan. Overall a good read but I found these stories surprisingly disappointing in so many ways.

Though the stories in his first book were a breeze of freshness and were pouring forth with life events of a common Indian born in the 90's, stories in ZAP fail to surprise the reader with narratives, stories and anecdotes very similar to the stories in NS. Though the style of writing and
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Vaibhav Srivastav
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nikhil is a brilliant wordsmith. He grows leaps and bounds over an excellent debut collection of short stories by giving us this new collection - a game of aankh-michauli that we play with life and vice versa.

Nikhil effectively changes his narration style with the subject of the story, there are passages (like the ones in Vicky Malhotra ki Love Story) which hit you on the chest with a sledge hammer, and then there is the sequel to the delightful Nanu-Subbu story from Namak Swadanusar (Nanu-Subbu
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Khizar Syed
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I just love the winds of the new age modern Hindi writers coming in the dilemma of Hindi literature. Nikhil Sachan is like Jhumpa Lahiri of Hindi. some of the story in the book is cliches but nikhil significantly used the signs for every story. Every story have their different aroma. The best part o Nikhil Sachan's writing is he reminds me of the old school slang language which we all forget in the lights of globalization. His stories have a brilliant structure and at no point of time you may no ...more
Ashutosh
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really don't have any words to describe how beautiful this books is. Its a fresh breeze for Hindi Literature. The reason why people have lost connect with Hindi is because no one is writing stories about "us", "the people".

Nikhil, admidst all this, comes as someone who has a very strong hold on nostalgia, 90s, children, love, philosophy and existentialism. Having said that, his language is so beautiful and lucid, that reading him is always an experience. A ride for life time. Every paragraph
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Sumit Pandey
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Must read for kids of 90s. Most of the things might be relevant today also. But it takes you deep inside nostalgia. After hard hitting namak swadanusar, a book that cherishes sweet and beautiful memories.
Pritesh Pathak
Nov 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: hindi
Good book. The nostalgia seems to be forced at times. Vicky Malhotra and Tum kya jaano preet have to be best of the collection.
Ishan Taunk
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book wonderfully captures the snapshots of middle class Indian lifestyle. It is full of nostalgia for readers of any age. At some point it is brutally honest, at others it just explores the bright side of any tragic situation. It brought me back from a reading exile of many years and has rejuvenated my passion for reading. The writing style makes you read the whole book in one go. It is a must read for any Indian millennial.
Kunal Krishna
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
मार्मिक, दिल को छू लेने वाली

कहानियों का बेहद शानदार संग्रह। निखिल भैया ने बहुत खूब रंगों में पिरोया है। एक एक कहानी आपके दिल की गहराई तक छू जाएगी। हर एक कहानी आपको कुछ ना कुछ सोचने पर मजबूर कर देगी और जिन्दगी की गहराइयों को बिल्कुल आईस पाईस के खेल की तरह धप्पा मार कर समझाने की अपनी कोशिश में कामयाब होती नज़र आएगी।
Sneha Singh
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
अमूमन ज़िंदगी की आपाधापी में इस तरह उलझ कर रह जाते हैं कि बचपन की यादों से या लड़कपन के क़िस्सों से रुबरू होने का वक़्त ही नहीं मिलता । ज़िंदगी आइस पाइस उसी बीते समय की याद दिलाती है।यह किताब महज़ छोटी छोटी कहाँनियों का संग्रह नहीं, बल्कि हमारी ज़िंदगी का हिस्सा सा है ।
Vikas Purohit
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart touching stories

A collection of stories in which each story touches our heart...beautifully crafted..amazingly relatable to our life...very well described.. good book to read..
Ravish
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth a read but not highly recommended

Collection of stories, most of which are of characters which we would have seen/met in our day to day life. One story on Homosexual affair is really bold one along with Cute Mohar Singh. Worth a read though not highly recommended
Sir Gaitonde!
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
written very carefully in an innocent way.

this book gives you a chance to take a peek at your childhood through the tiny window of your rushing life.😊
Muskaan
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: hindi
(3.5)
9 random little stories. I like random little stories!
Arun Singh
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
उम्दा कहानियां। ज़िन्दगी के हर हिस्से को छूते हुए दिल को लुभाती, उसे झिंझोड़ती हुई।
Anchal Saksena
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
It was difficult to rate and review. Neither very good nor bad. I liked first two stories. But couldn't find anything to believe that it's a bestseller. ...more
Vikram Prasad
Dec 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Anthology of short stories...mostly from real life experiences...liked the earlier work of author better than this
Rahul Jha
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very nicely written.
Anonymous Reads
Jan 31, 2021 rated it liked it
Stories of innocence and goodwill.
Manu
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An bold, new voice in Hindi literature
Reading hindi stories is sexy again :)
सतवीर  वर्मा 'बिरकाळी'
निखिल जी की शानदार कहानियाँ
Gurpreet Kaur
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply beautiful and heartwarming stories. Book includes 9 stories and I loved each and everyone of them equally. Must read.
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It might sound convenient to call Nikhil an engineer from IIT BHU or perhaps a management - graduate from IIM - Kozhikode. However, these days he is the Head of Marketing of a firm by 'Occupation' and a writer by 'Choice'. His childhood was spent in Kanpur and presently he lives in Gurgaon (Call it an occupational hazard). He has lived a few chapters of his life in the city of lights and God's own ...more

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