Sunday, 12 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW:- Panorama: A Collection of Short Stories by Shilpi Chaklanobis


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 hunger drives a girl to do the unthinkable, her life changes forever..........

Woven around the lives of the people around us – the shy girl on the metro, your domestic help, your neighbors and perhaps even you – this collection of short stories will take you on a bittersweet journey that explores the spectrum that is part of any human relationship and all the complexity and chaos that secretly dwell within the homes and hearts of India.Often laced with an element of introspection, the stories are sure to change the way you see the world around you…

BOOK REVIEW:- I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.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 story the puppy dog is named after peanut.Cute and adorable loved by everyone.Life was smooth and cheerful with Ma,Baa and peanut when a sudden storm blew away everything,when one day a baking dog came by,Peanut without loosing a moment jumped to stop him, due to that he got Rabies.Peanut kept his promise to safe their lives.Several year passed by ,but his memories are still alive in their heart.

Story 3 The Thirst :- Story of mother and daughter, as usual her mother is always busy in attending parties,meeting ,tickets,election and has no time for her daughter.

Story 4 Selective Secularism :- Story of secularism ,the condition of Indian society, differentiates between Hindu, Muslim, Christian ,etc. Every religion has their own rituals and duties.

Story 5 Bribe :- portrays the relationship between father and his daughter.

Story 6 Forever :- very touchy. I liked this story much.

Story 7 The Wait  :- This is the story of maid and the housewife.Gita was the maid,who needs holidays as she as some work,Gita was a good cook, so what will happen when Gita will leave them?

Story 8  The Second Tsunami :- The story shows how disaster like tsunami can cause destruction , chaos , huge loss of life and property.

Story 9  The Example :- the story is well written , I really was sucked right into the story.

Story 10 The Memory :- Story of two friends , Payal and Ria.Payal had always believed that the happiness of life lies in the small pleasures that all of us are blessed with.But Ria was just the opposite and had always dream large.Aspiring for a lavish lifestyle,she was never interested in the simple,tiny yet beautiful memories of life.

Story 11 Mirage:-  The story shows us the real face of life, we don't value things which we have.Relationships are precious.Sometimes it is in front of our eyes, and we never realize it and running after the mirage which never existed.

Story 12 Destiny:- Sometimes the destiny can change your life.We often think that it was our destiny that this happened.We blame everything on it.

Story 13 The Untimely Death :- A beautiful relationship had died an untimely death.

Story 14 Before it’s too late :- As it is clear from the title of the story , Before Arnab could realize something, life had changed for him.

Story 15 The sealed wish:- The last story ,the perfect one to end this book.The story will bring tears into your eyes.When we see pictures ,it reminds us of past,how time has passed away.Its emotional and you will surely like it.

The best part of these stories are its simplicity

About the Author :-
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 and understanding of human relationships into stories that not only move people but also resonate with them. She believes that the beauty of a story lies within its ability to be interpreted by the reader in the way they desire as is evident from her writing. Apart from writing, she spends her time devouring books by the dozen.Her writing not only shows promise, but also has a sense of sensitivity that compels you to think about the lives you touch every day.

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