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A man is blackmailed for a past he never had.
An unrequited love story binds two lovers.
A man waits for his lover, only to be killed at her hands.
A girl takes back her life from her tormentor.
From the bestselling authors of The Peacock Feather comes another delightful offering, A Ticklish
Affair and Other Stories. This collection of short stories has all the ingredients of
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 5th 2019 by Rupa Publications
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Honey & Anjali
Nov 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
I've been reading a lot of short stories lately. Ticklish Affair and Other Stories by Sunil Kapor and Sudhir Kapoor is a collection of short stories that explore diverse themes. From a person who is guilty of accidentally killing someone to a victim of molestation to a story of unrequited love, this book is a roller-coaster ride. However some of the stories have intense themes with sensitive subjects which I believe should've been handled more carefully than they did. The fact that these were ...more
Tiyasha Chaudhury
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
A complete compilation of ten or more stories revolving around intense heartbreak, love and other such sub-genres, A Ticklish Affair by authors Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor is a must read for the people who crave books of the genre— young adult.

The stories are weaved in order to catch the readers attention and keep them wanting for more and I'm more than happy to say that the authors did their best to give justice to the plots through their narratives.

The fact that most stories were basically
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Booxoul
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
A Ticklish Affair is a collection of stories, inspired by our lives or events. The narrative of these shorts stories are beautifully narrated and told. Each story manages its readers to tickle in the right spot. This would have been a 5 star read if edited well. I felt something was missing from the book. Warmth, I guess.

I felt that is a one time read. And a best companion to you while travelling.
Sonali Dabade
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-reads
'A Ticklish Affair' is a short story collection that promises to explore the underbellies of different professions and life in general while being mindful of the emotions that the people involved go through. But while the promise is immense, and there are also a few bright spots for this book, the book as a whole left me underwhelmed and disappointed. It broke my heart because just look at that cover!

This book is a collection of 10 short stories, each one of which attempts to be out of this
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Ruchi Patel
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned
I am the person who generally prefer long stories over short stories. So I rarely pick up the book based on short stories but I am really glad that I picked this book up. While reading preface and acknowledgement, I read that movies are being adapted from these stories so I was really eager to read one because till now, I always had concept in mind that movies are based on novels only. This book totally changed my concept. The book is collection of short stories but each story has content for ...more
Moumita Roy
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Ticklish affair and other stories by Sunil kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor

As the title suggest thus book is a collection of short stories most of have already been taken up to made short films andflims.

The first story Blackmail is about Ravi who is young enough andhard-working.But hehas beenblackmailed.

Let me soar Highisa story about a girl who has beenmolested.

Masqueraders from the north shows us how the poor farmers fromPunjabhas been fooled by a fraud placement agencies.And It's a true story.

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BookClickDeo (Deotima)
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A ticklish affair and other stories by Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor.

This book is a collection of 10 lovely stories inspired from life which will make you fall in love with life. The book at a meagre 203 pages will live you asking for more! I mean I was left asking it finished so soon!
The stories
1. Blackmail is the best example of karma s say

2. Let me soar high (which has already won many accolades) speaking of coming backs and confidence

3. Rickshaw Faridabi and 4. A lover s message of love
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Ramya
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Writing style is rich with perfect ending. The introduction was informative and the small explanation before each story gives us a imaginative thought. He shows the Human nature in a way that everyone can relate it with somehow. The stories are expertly crafted well. Each stories shows their depth, observations of human nature, underlying message and entertaining spirit offers the reader's a whole new kinda feel.

He draws out human emotions to make his character seem so real and makes such great
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Teenu Vijayan
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Short stories act as the perfect buffer when I read too many serious books.
This book came as a respite and I finished it in a go!
There are 10 stories that are touching various topics. Even though I expected this to be a more of fluff rom com type (from the title that's how I felt), it surprised me. The first story itself dealt with blackmail and also workplace romance gone sour. Another story showed how molestation can ruin a person's life. A story also touched upon the job placement fraud
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Hema
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a collection of short stories by both the brother. Being a lover if short stories I had to read this. This book have stories revolving around emotions, abuse.
The language is not very difficult. The cover is beautiful. Not all the stories are great but a few of them are brilliant. Few stories are fiction work but few are real life incidents. If you like reading short stories you can try this one out.
3.5
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Fathima Ashab
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book has total of 10 short stories mostly based on love and relationships through a high school lover who finds death in the arms of the woman he loved before 30 years, a girl who gets molested but get her way through it all, workers who get cheated by a fraudulent couple, extra martial affair of a married man and woman, and their history going long back to childhood, relatives fight over property after a renowned actor dies from old age, and many more like this. It was an interesting read ...more
Priyanka Jayaraman
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
First of all, the cover! one of the prettiest hardcovers i own most definitely.
A set of 10 short stories of barely 20-30 pages, each focusing on unique yet based on real life incidents. I absolutely loved how relevant some stories were.

Stories about physical abuse to long lost lovers finding each other to recruitment agencies cheating innocent people in the name of finding jobs abroad, I found each interesting, different and engaging.

I would definitely ask you guys to pick this up when you can't
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Krutika Puranik
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
A Ticklish Affair.
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Thank you for the copy @rupa_publications.
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One of the criteria for me to truly like a short story book is for it to carry some meaning. The feeling of satisfaction when you read the last word of a story is what makes the entire reading experience a good one. Written by two brothers Sudhir and Sunil, few of the stories are being made into a movie. Apart from fictional stories, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the authors decided to add in couple of real incidences as
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Storyteller_md_ak
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A ticklish affair is a collection of ten short stories from different themes, most of them are related to different relationships we experience in our ordinary life. Stories arw quite interesting but with unnecessarily twisted plot like author is convincing readers to enjoy the story with some unconvincing masala stuff. Instead of that thing some of the stories are really very interesting and relevant with a deep message. Some taught life lessons, love and many more. Blackmail, Rickshaw ...more
Farshana S A
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Many Thanks to Rupa Publications for a chance to review this book.

A Ticklish Affair and Other Stories is a collection of 10 short stories by the twin brother duo Sunil and Sudhir Kapoor. I am not much into reading short stories, but when given a chance to read and review this book by Rupa Publications, I thought of giving it a go. There are a lot of accolades attached to some of the stories in the book and as a reader, it is evident where the attraction is coming from.
First off, I loved the
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Siddhant Agarwal
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
A Ticklish Affair and Other Stories is a collection of 10 short stories that deal with a wide range of human emotions. Starting from the very first story, “Blackmail”, which talks about how emotions can get better of a person and how guilt is one of the major factors driving a person. The second story, “Let Me Soar High” is a social commentary on how women are objectified in the society and how they are subjected to crimes and how they are expected to bow down. This story shows how important is ...more
Taanya Ahuja
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Title: A Ticklish Affair and Other Stories
Author: Sunil Kapoor & Sudhir Kapoor
Publisher : Rupa Publications
Published on: 5th October 2019
ISBN: 978-9353336813




BLURB

A man is blackmailed for a past he never had. An unrequited love story binds two lovers. A man waits for his lover, only to be killed at her hands. A girl takes back her life from her tormentor. From the bestselling authors of the peacock feather comes another delightful offering, ticklish affair. This collection of short stories
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Ria Joseph
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
NAME OF THE BOOK:A Ticklish Affair and other stories
NAME OF THE AUTHOR:Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir kappor
YEAR OF PUBLICATION:2019
GENRE: Short stories


This book contains 10 short stories,each of them ,different from others,Most of the short stories in this book are made into short films and had won several prestigious awards.This is one of the books,you’ll wish that the book could never end.I personally felt that.I don’t want to finish the book,I want to keep reading it! The language of the book
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Noor Anand
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
THE PLOT:
“A Ticklish Affair and Other Stories” is an anthology of ten fictional stories. Each one focusses on unfortunate situations that take place in ordinary people’s lives, and how unfair life can sometimes be. Each story has a different set of characters, is set in a different place and centres around different phases and circumstances of life. Yet, the theme of sadness and misfortune run through all the stories.
THE COMMENTARY:
I must be honest- it was a real struggle for me to read this
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Rakhi Jayashankar
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ticklish affair is a collection of short stories both real and fictional. Most of them were adapted into movies and short films.

The first stroy Blackmail is the story of the two worlds. How the influencial overpowers the under privileged. The story implicitly tell that once you lose everything, nothing can break you. The plot is quite complicated yet crisp. But squeezing it into a short story was not a good idea. A novel on this plot could have a better chance in establishing. Let me soar high
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Kanwarpal Singh
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This novel is compilation of 10 short stories of entangled relationships and love .
As it deal with a guy who blame himself guilty for an accident which he thought he killed someone but he is alive.

The girl who got traumatized by a college fellow and he molested her, but she didn't gave up in the end and won over the problem.

Workers who got cheated by a couple in the name of job in Dubai but they worked in Goa later truth revealed and fraud matter got solved.

A love story of rich girl fall for
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Riya
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Short stories are always my cup of tea. Whenever I get some time, I try to read short stories of the various authors all around the world. Recently I finished 'Ticklish Affair and other stories' by Sunil Kapoor & Sudhir Kapoor is
a combination of ten stories of different tastes. Ok, let's discuss about the stories.
.. There is a story called 'Let me soar High', this story is inspired by ' Nirbhaya Case' in Delhi. This is a story about Molestation of a college girl on south Delhi, the most
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Animesh Das (Booksandbeard)
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Title- A Ticklish Affair and other Stories

Author- Sunil Kapoor, Sudhir Kapoor

Publisher- Rupa Publications

Genre- Short-Story

Format-Hardcover

Year-2019

Pages-204

Rating-4.3/5


There are some books which touches our heart by giving us an unique aesthetic pleasure, But there are a few books which forces us to meditate over our lives by bringing us a bit closure to the reality. "A Ticklish Affair" is undoubtedly one of the best short-story collection I have read this year. A book which provides an
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Shreyasi Basu
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A novel is love but Short stories are pure emotion specially for bong readers from childhood days who worship TAGORE as A God. 'A ticklish affair' is an wonderful holder of 10 short stories which has melted my heart with a soft & emotional touch with spirituality .

'Blackmail' is one of the favourite among them all. After reading it I perfectly made out how Karma works! Its a emotional story of protagonist Ravi, How destiny and Karma will meet together! We should learn from the conclusion
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Rutuja Ramteke
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Ticklish Affair And Other Stories
A man is blackmailed for a past he never had. An unrequited love story binds two lovers. A man waits for his lover, only to be killed at her hands. A girl takes back her life from her tormentor. From the bestselling authors of the peacock feather comes another delightful offering, ticklish affair. Taken from the daily rigmarole of ordinary life, The stories are given extraordinary twists and turns, leading to fascinating climaxes. The dark undertone of ‘
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Shruti k
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
" You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
By Mahatma Gandhi
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Book Name -- A Ticklish Affair
Author Name-- Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor
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Nowadays,short stories have one certain benefit,they areshort and “short” doesn't only mean the number of words or characters. It also means the fast pace, the single-minded plot, and the concise form.I love reading short stories as it conveys meaningful message with powerful stories. Its easy to read and you can explore different genres.
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This book is
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reader from a star
A Ticklish Affair is a collection of short stories, getting further with the previous book The Peacock Feather this book is a sequel holing 10 carefully carved stories.
Extracted from observation of real-life incidents, the author (or authors more specifically) composed this collection.
What you read for?
Is it for fun, knowledge or passion?
Well, your answer will not make any effect on the selection of this book because it is written with the intent to have a positive impact on the reader, with
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Romita Mukherjee
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a collection of ten short stories that revolve around various sensitive subjects of the society, with corruption, superstition, sexual abuse, extramarital affair being some of them. Each of the stories visualizes the various subjects without beating around the bush and without any sugar coating. The subjects of the stories are such that each person will be able to relate to one or the other.
Personally speaking, I had long lost my passion for reading short stories because of their
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Sulagna Mondal
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This book is a collection of 10 short stories by the authors spanning over different genres. Though the title of the book makes it seem like it's romance based, it has a refreshing variety of stories that are bound to melt your heart.
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Blackmail is about Karma getting its work done; Let Me Soar High is about a girl getting back on her feet after being sexually assaulted; Masquerades from the North is a thrilling saga of innocent men being duped; Rickshaw Faridabadi is a bittersweet love story; A
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