Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Panorama: A Collection of Short Stories” as Want to Read:
Panorama: A Collection of Short Stories
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Panorama: A Collection of Short Stories

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  81 reviews
An alternate cover for this isbn can be found here.

A turbulent relationship between a mother and a daughter takes a sudden turn when the daughter stumbles across a past that she never knew.....

The golden period of a professor’s life is tainted by questions about his purpose until one night gives him all the answers he needs........

Desperate times test us all but when hunge
Paperback, 1st, 144 pages
Published April 2nd 2016 by Notion Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Panorama, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Panorama

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.04  · 
Rating details
 ·  90 ratings  ·  81 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Panorama: A Collection of Short Stories
Vinay Leo
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review at The Tales Pensieve

I had seen the cover of the book earlier, shared by one of my friends on social media, and admired it. That made me eager to pick the book to read as well. The blurb promised stories that might change the way we see the world around us. I feel that it lived up to that.

Favorite stories: Mirage, The Meeting, Selective Secularism.

This is a collection of stories I loved reading, a debut I would be happy to devour once again soon.
Aman Gupta
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Panorama:- A Collection of Short Stories by Shilpi Chaklnobis in one of the wonderful collection of stories full of human emotions.. All the stories are related with human sentiments, emotions and human relationship. The all 15 stories are based on comman life issues.
out of the 15 stories the one that is most amazing is The Meeting, Mirage and Bribe. While going through the Stories tears autimatically rolled out from my eye.. Human's Responsibilties are beautifully illustrated. Adjustment, Compr
Enakshi J.
Life is a continuous process but dare you say that everything works like clockwork. It is very difficult (sometimes) to get the ducks in a row and sail smoothly through the floods and tempests. ‘Panorama’ is one such book that offers an insight into different stories that have emotions and morals attached to them. The cover of the book is catchy. The title is well suited. The blurb is fine but the incorrect use of grammar leaves an overall negative impact. The font (style, size) is fine. I would ...more
Anmol Singh
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Just like it is said in about the book, it will surely change the way you see the world around you... triggering an introspection. Panorama is such a collection of beautiful stories about people around you or maybe yourself that you could easily relate to.

The emotions, feelings, relations, shades of characters are described and sketched brilliantly. The story 'Wok' is my personal favorite which is also the first story in the book, the best start! It carried on with a cute and emotional story; Pe
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Poverty is like a leech. It doesn't kill you, but sucks your blood to the extent that you stop living.

I do not know where exactly to start or even what to say without spoiling the book. The book consists of short stories, each of them awaking a different emotion. But in the midst of the different emotions there is also an important life lesson that you will learn, story after story. This book will teach you about poverty, depression, loss of a loved one or even a friend. It will tell you the
Kaushal Gupta
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Please visit to read the complete review of the book.

The short stories in the book are as diverse as their characters, though it is taken for granted that every character has to tell a story, but the characters developed by Shilpi Chaklanobis in her short stories are in the prime of their affinity with the readers and the connect that they will develop with you, while you read the short stories, will take you through a journey that you have seen people ar
Chittajit Mitra
May 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Panorama A Collection of Short Stories is the debut work of Shilpi Chaklanobis. Originally from Kanpur but has spent the majority of her adult life in Delhi & currently heads the Digital Marketing division at an MNC. The author is also is an ardent reader which makes her writing even better.

This book contains 15 short stories & covers diverse topics. Each story depicts a story of a complex human life. From the struggles of a poor family of mother & daughter for whom having curry is even a dream,
Chintan Mistry
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
Wow! What a book this is!
***I received this book as a giveaway from the author***
And I must say that I am lucky to get the signed copy from the author.

'PANORAMA' is a really lovely read.
Each an every story in this book is like a precious pearl adding its value to the beautiful necklace. This is Shilpi's first published book; and I must say that she has woven these pearls so awesomely in the necklace. From a heart-touching story of widow maid Vimala's little girl Rani, betrayal of a politician mo
Nilakanta Siva
Jun 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I got into this after swimming in Mona Mohanty's "Betwixt Twists and Turns"and the contrast was stark. I for one am most comfortable with a book by a stranger when the characters and/or locations are those that one is familiar with. And when this hits you repeatedly the author has hit the nail on the head. Yet again, if it is all of the “been there, done it” type, boredom sets in. The need for prompting you to think differently of the same things you wallowed in all these years has been well rec ...more
Sangeetha Ramachandran
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shorties

Thanks for recommending and lending this book Veda.
It was amazingly light read!! Author has turned every simple situation into a great story. Writing was good. Could be better! Could have shown some variations in the style of writing.
One of the stories which I found very disturbing that made me crying and decided not to read more of it! Yeah it brought back something of my past.
Overall it was a good read. These simple yet charming stories inspired me to try a few short stories. :)
Madhuri Varma
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copies
A perfect blend of emotions and genres (4/5)
Full review-
Diptendu Mandal
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Often the neverending size of the novels turn up to be painstaking to non conventional readers,who seek for an instant breakthrough to the climax of the plot.However,this attribute being completely antonymous in case of novels results in the gradual disinterest of the reader,which ultimately leads to the forfeiture of the novel,without its completion.For,such stratum of people who intends to cherish the essence of literature within limited amount of time as well as apprehend the climax of the pl ...more
Swapna Peri ( Books Review Cafe )

Book Title: Panorama
Author: Shilpi Chaklanobis
Format: Kindle

Book Title:
The title of the book, ' Panorama ', hints the reader that the opinions expressed in the book must be viewed with an open mind and wide eye.

Book Cover:
The image of the book cover is a digital photograph of a young girl holding her pet dog very compassionately, depicting the book is all about unconditional love.

The book is a collection of 15 stories where the main protagonists are from varied cultures, professions, and li
Aayesha Khan
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author says, “This book might not change your life, but it is sure to change the way you look at it.” It surely does! It changes the way you see the world around you, post reading it.

It contains 15 short stories, each covering a diverse topic. Each story depicts a story of a complex human life. Stories which will move the readers to their core.

Each story will show you or teach you something. The stories are set in Indian context so that you can connect with them perfectly. I appreciate the a
Jenny Arora
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
The cover of the book is gorgeous. And the Title 'Panorama' is very apt keeping in mind the stories that it constitutes.
Here's a brief review about all the 15 stories in the book -

Story 1: Wok - is about Poverty. The Protagonist Vimala is a poor lady who works as a domestic help at Shanta's house who is very soft hearted and keeps helping her by showering kindness every once in a while. She has a daughter Rani who is missing on much because of their poverty. The story comes to an end at a very g
Parikshit Shah
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book is collection of fifteen short stories in 134 pages. The stories looks highly inspired from lives of common people. It is surely a page-turner with ability to leave an impression in reader’s mind. Every story has its own message and it is definitely worth reading, not once but twice or thrice.

1. Wok: The story of a family suffering from economic backwardness. Heart melting story of a six years old girl and a single mother who is working as domesti
Padma Bhamidipati
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
It is a very light read but some of the stories have had a deep impact. Wok and Tsunami were two which kept bothering me. Shilpi has woven very interesting stories and they kept me hooked to finish the book in two sittings, something I have done in a long time. I may not want to re read them in a hurry because they are still with me. But it makes for a starter book to get someone to experiment with new genre.

Writing is an art and I am no great reviewer of books. I love what I read and read what
Madhulika Mitra
Jun 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Subject: Interesting to read but some stories are similar to writings by famous authors.
Read more at:

If you are looking for a delightful read as well as an enlightening one, then Panorama is your best bet. In current times where contemporary authors are obsessed with chick lit themes, Shilpi brings a fresh approach and writes about themes in this anthology which incorporate different strata of society. Move over the glossy world and you have more relatable and reali
 Book Reviews  & Promotion
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Panorama is an anthology of 15 short stories.Its a blend of emotions, feelings, society, love,romance. All the story are engaging and will grab the attention of readers.
These stories will really touch your heart .

Story 1 Wok :- is beautiful story written by the author.The story is named after wok.
When a daughter asked her mother that why dont she makes delicious dishes like others ,then she said that she dont have wok .

Story 2 Peanut :- This is an interesting story, the love of pets .In this sto
Pavitr Singh
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am reviewing the short story collection for the first time and I have written one liner about each and every story of the collection and then a detailed review of the book in the end. Hope you will enjoy reading my review.
Story 1: Wok
“A common story but with a very big message.” Rating- 4/5
Story 2: Peanut
“A nice touchy story. A loyal friend, Peanut.” Rating- 5/5
Story 3: The Thirst
“It happens when your work holds a greater part of your life and it is more like a real story where people exploit
Dipanshu Rawal
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Panorama: A collection of short stories

This is an anthology of total fifteen short stories, written by Shilpi Chaklanobis.

The stories cover various moments of a person's life. Different themes, ranging from love for an animal, poverty or natural climatic disasters, are covered by the author. Every story offers a pinch of personal touch to everyone. That’s the specialty of anthologies.

The writing is free style, which becomes a bit monotonous. The writing style should have been changed for every
Jaideep Khanduja
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Shilpi Chaklanobis: Panorama Book Review – Stories That Detox Mind

Shilpi Chaklanobis is from Kanpur and has spent ample matured time in Delhi. Her writing has enough flavor of Lucknow and Kanpur that announces her connection with these cities. So even if you didn't know this, you can take a clue from her stories. She has been a keen observer of life, people, and relationships. This is evidently clear once you read her stories. She has a superb art of trans
Aditi Srivastava
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Panorama A Collection of Short Stories by Shilpi Chaklanobis is a book consisting of series of emotions penned by author . A book which we will make you realize your ignorance, it will make you reflect your own reflection and the book which is fiction but written in a such a manner that you’ll feel it’s someone’s life. Book deals with wonderful stories from everyone’s life and it will leave you content once you are done with it. After a long time I read really good short stories book.

Kriti Das
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
“PANORAMA: A Collection of Short Stories” – written by Shilpi Chaklanobis is a collection of short stories, justifying the book title to its core. The book consists of around 15 short stories covering almost each and every aspect of human relationship and bonding like mother – daughter, father – daughter, teacher – student , husband-wife, owner – domestic help/pet, lovers, friendship. Not only it is panoramic with respect to the human relationship, it also touches different aspects of society th ...more
Ishan Agrawal
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I heard this in my childhood which I still remember : Relationships have different layers . They are just like a piece of glass which needs to be dealt with utmost care and sensitivity and can be moulded into any shape and size as per requirement. It can prove to be very useful if treated properly but has full potential to kill a person when used destructively. Similar things can be said about relationships as well.
Through Panorama , the author has shown the various intricacies of relationships
Rajat Dixit
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy
PANORAMA - Collection of Short Stories

About the author:
Shilpi Chaklanobis is leading Marketing division of an MNC. She has lived her life in Kanpur and in Delhi too. She has put all her experience to create her debut work named panorama.

As the book is from Notion Press publishers, it ought to have a good shining cover. There is a setting sun in the background and beautiful sunset is there describing the end is always beautiful. Also showing subtly that experienced person , one becomes at
Banaja Prakashini
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
An anthology of 15 short stories, Panorama reflects what we may call life.
The stories are heart touching and touch every aspect of truth.
Each story has a different person to know and a different life to express.
Story 1, Wok , reflects the clutches of poverty on the life of a widow and her innocent child.
Story 2, Peanut, explains the pure love from the heart of an animal for his human friend.
Story 3, The Thirst, tells about a daughter and her pain .
Story 4, Selective Secularism, tells about the
Anushka Gupta
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This extrinsic work ‘Panorama’, by Shilpi Chaklanobis is the collection of short stories inspired by us. Yes, the events are perfectly laced with human relationships. You will find yourself surrounding with unusual questions at the end of every story. The answers to which mock us every time we neglect our doubts. Or we deviate from them intentionally?

These events will form a mirror before you and will create an exact replica of a society you are dwelling in. This cantaloupe journey will give you
Anushka Gupta
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This extrinsic work ‘Panorama’, by Shilpi Chaklanobis is the collection of short stories inspired by us. Yes, the events are perfectly laced with human relationships. You will find yourself surrounding with unusual questions at the end of every story. The answers to which mock us every time we neglect our doubts. Or we deviate from them intentionally?

These events will form a mirror before you and will create an exact replica of a society you are dwelling in. This cantaloupe journey will give you
Ritu Pandey
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautiful’ is the word, I’d like to use, to describe this book , which I lately received for reviewing purpose. And must I say, I do not feel disappointed at all.



‘Panorama’ – as the name suggests, gives a whole new perspective of people around us. It is a collection of fifteen short stories; a tinge of reality in them , with various emotions and feelings , which can successfully motivate one.

Each of the story being unique in one or other way , hitting right chord of one’s he
« previous 1 3 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Indian Readers: Anyone interested to do a BOOK REVIEW? 14 72 Nov 13, 2016 10:43PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Mrs Funnybones
  • Small is Big: A collection of 100 micro tales
  • The Dead Girlfriend
  • The Deliberate Sinner
  • Ramayana: The Game of Life – Book 4: Stand Strong
  • Chicken soup for Indian Bride's Soul
  • The Wise Man Said
  • Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar Of Vishnu (Kalki #1)
  • The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon
  • The Princess of a Whorehouse: The Story of a Swamp Lotus
  • OPEN-EYED MEDITATIONS Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life
  • Colorful Notions: The RoadTrippers 1.0
  • The Baby Trail (Emma Hamilton, #1)
  • The Secret Wish List
  • Zero Debt: Break the Debt Cycle and Reclaim Your Life
  • Odyssey of Courage: The Story of an Indian Multinational
  • The Other Side of the Bed
  • False Ceilings
See similar books…
Shilpi Chaklanobis hails from the beautiful city of Kanpur and has spent the majority of her adult life in Delhi. She currently heads the Digital Marketing division at an MNC. The amalgamation of her years spent amongst the quite, calm streets of a small city and the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan like Delhi has lent her a unique perspective towards life. She aims to translate her experiences ...more

News & Interviews

Believe it or not, we're halfway through 2021! As is our tradition, this is the time when the Goodreads editorial team burrows into our data to...
47 likes · 19 comments