These tales, as you can probably figure out, include Gods (not much of Goddesses), sages, kings (but not much of queens), king’s daughters (princesses), and their husbands (mostly princes), curses, boons, sacrifices, animals who can talk, royal marriages, friendships, pride, demons, herdsman, ghosts, fairies, and mortal humans.
If each of the 18 short stories in this book is a bead, then the thread that holds them together is ‘memories’ and the book is thus, a pretty compact garland.
This book goes on talking about many such issues that considered a hush-hush affair in almost every Indian household. This book jumps from one issue to another swiftly. Just like we fall into those dark pits, without knowing so ourselves, and only realizing it after we’re somewhat lost.
These pages contain poems and prose, about challenges, conversations, love, heartbreak, self-love, self-discovery, and many more that you will definitely be able to relate.
His Dark Materials is that series from Fantasy and Science Fiction which has the power to make a child fall in love with reading.
The “story” is just a hotchpotch of a few Bollywood movies set in a foreign country about characters that are very Indian but with foreign names.
The book is like a big basket of treats that tells us stories rooted in various themes ranging from little things in our daily lives that somehow end up being quite big.
Closet of Lies is a true thriller. The story has the power to hold the reader in one place with its suspense-packed plot. The first part of the book takes us through the life of a 28-year-old woman named Riddhi and a CBI inspector named Kabir brings forth the second part of the book to us.
In the process of reinventing herself by donning a different garb on every occasion, Fern starts to lose grip on the practical parts of life. Her business starts to make no sense and it’s the same with her long-distance relationship with Mick. This book tells quite an ordinary story wrapped in beautiful writing.
As the title suggests, all these people are either a circus folk or a village freak and these tales are about their extraordinary lives. I loved how the stories are short, specific and written in a poem format. It gives out a fresh appeal. Each tale stands out on its own and gives us more than what we expect.