A Male author writing stories centered around women…good or bad or simply doesn’t matter?

Dear Reader,
I have always claimed that the nine stories in this book are stories of life in the urban India of today. They are stories of people dealing with the complexity of everyday, volatile relationships. As a male author writing these stories from merely a man’s perspective would have been the most predictable thing to do. But doing the expected is never challenging enough, is it?

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Parent-Child Relationships

Dear Reader,
Across all the 9 short stories in my book, one of the themes that I have carefully explored, and repeatedly used is that of the relationship shared by the new-age Indian parent and child. Why, you ask? Well my fascination for this particular theme stems from the very strange nature of this relationship.

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Book Teaser – The Intimacy of Space

Shweta – The woman who had lost her family. It was the price she paid for love.
Hanif – The man who bore the painful scars of his past. It was the price he paid for love.
Shweta and Hanif’s love has been tested by both time and society. But never by temptation…
So will their love fall victim to this new test of temptation?

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Book Teaser – A High, Like Heaven

Ashish – The man who rarely smiles through life.
Sneha – The woman who smiles often, sometimes even when she does not need to.
Ashish – The man who is sure that to know someone really well, is to love that person. That’s why Ashish thinks he loves Sneha.

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What in the Name of Friendship?

Dear Reader, Friendship Day was celebrated earlier this week, and it compelled me to think – is one day in the entire year enough to celebrate the rare bond that friends share? I don’t think so.

That’s because I believe that friendship is one of the few relationships that any two people can share, irrespective of factors such as age, caste, creed or colour. This is what makes friendship truly special, especially in a country such as ours.

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