About the Book –
A collection of stories, some of which focuses on:
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…
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; Peanut exploring the bond of dog with a family; Simply amazing! Each story with its fine plot and deep thoughts and concept will touch your heart for sure, you will feel the essence of each character in it and form a deep connection. There are several lines from the book that will strike your mind like- “Poverty is like a leech. It doesn’t kill you, but sucks your blood to the extent that you stop living.” from Wok or ” The beauty of life lies in its motion” from The Untimely Death.
The writing style is detailed and expressive which felt a little too much in some places and efficient and just right in some; maybe the writing style could have been changed according to the plot to be presented giving a fresh outlook to read on. The book cover design could have been better as it is what that creates the first impression; admit it or not … people do judge a book by its cover!
I would rate this book 4.25/5 🙂 and recommend it to all .
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 quiet, 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. This is her first endeavor as a writer and 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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