An array of engaging & refreshing tales on love!

‘The Story Begins At The End’ by Sujay is a collection of sixteen, warm short tales.

The stories are mainly based on different forms of love. Each tale depicts unusual ways and forms of love with an unexpected yet satisfying closure.

The stories are brimming with emotions, feelings and the author has done a commendable job in bringing those subtle emotions to the surface. The wide variety of background themes chosen by the author yet a common ground of love for each tale enticed me tremendously.

Each tale is realistic and relatable with authentic portrayal of characters and their entwined lives. Narration and description is vivid and elaborate with a good vocabulary.

I found the title of the book perfectly suited for the stories and each tale justified it in its own way. Blurb is mediocre and gives a brief idea to what lies within the book. The cover is again average and could’ve been better owing to the creative tales presented.

Overall, a refreshing and light-hearted bunch of tales for readers across all age groups.

An insightful and easygoing tale of self love!

‘The Feeling of Being Loved’ by Raviraj Mishra is a decent yet thoughtful tale.

The plot follows a 26 years old girl with overwhelming thoughts about love and life and a close companion who helps her gain her confidence back after being disheartened. The book is a short read with a simple plot and deep ideas.

The characters are relatable and readers can find themselves connecting with them. The protagonist Shruti’s quest for true love before marriage leads her towards the journey of self love and acceptance.

Narration and description is engaging and realistic. Language and vocabulary is easy and mediocre. However, the book contains quite a number of grammatical errors and mistakes which may be a turn off for readers. Editing can be improved.

I found the cover aesthetic and minimalistic. Title is beautiful and apt. Blurb is concise and gives a sneak peek into the storyline.

Overall, a once read book with an interesting plotline, easygoing plot and admirable theme of self love.

A collection of psychological, stimulating tales from Indian mythology!

‘Myth and the Mind : Psychological Tales of Mythological Characters’ by Indrani Deb is a thrilling and refreshing collection of tales from Indian mythology.

The book six tales, each one depicting the hidden and unseen psychological aspect of characters like Sahadev, Shakuni, Gargi among others.

The book is thoroughly researched and comprehensively describes events and emotions throughout each tale.
The stories focus on the inner psychological depth of each character rather than shallow description of facts.

Despite imparting extensive information and facts about Indian mythology ( like Mahabharata ), the author manages to keep it smooth, lucid and doesn’t let the readers get lost in the maze of facts. The hefty book doesn’t let the monotony creep into readers’ minds owing to an intriguing way of storytelling.

Language and vocabulary is refined and praiseworthy. Description and narration is crisp and engaging.

I found the cover simple yet attractive. Blurb is concise and mediocre. Title is apt and justified for the collection of stories.

Overall, a must read for all bibliophiles.

An assortment of engaging children’s tales with morals and values!

‘Potpourri : Stories for Children’ by Urvashi Tandon is a vibrant collection of ten short stories for children.

The stories are beautifully crafted, designed particularly for young children, however, can be enjoyed by readers of all age groups.

The book is a short and quick read, meant for engaging, entertaining and teaching simple yet significant life lessons to children subtly.

The creative and colourful illustrations add charm to the tales and are bound to glue the kids till the very end.

Narration and description is vivid and smooth with a good vocabulary and choice of words. Language is lucid and age appropriate.

I found the cover creative and artistic. Blurb is mediocre. Title is apt for this engaging bunch of stories.

Overall, a great book, for developing reading habits, enjoying lovely tales and learning little life lessons!

A collection of remarkable and poignant tales of Indians across the globe!

‘Indogene: Stories of Indians Across the Globe’ by Sriram Devatha is a bunch of honest and poignant tales of Indians across various lands.

The book contains ten short stories, each one portraying various aspects of life of Indians in a foreign land.
The themes range from power, money, law to love, religion and ethical issues.

Each story has been constructed thoughtfully with an organised depiction of thoughts. The tales are well researched and insightful.

Language is refined and lucid with appropriate vocabulary and detailed narration. Description is vivid and author provides minutest details, letting the readers get absorbed in the tale.

I found the cover interesting and attractive, hinting towards the Indian theme of tales. Blurb is concise and precise. Title is enigmatic and intriguing, heightening the curiosity to read the tales.

Overall, a beautiful collection of remarkable tales, each one a gem in itself.

Brilliant and enigmatic tales with twists and turns!

‘Short, Not So Sweet : A Collection of Short Stories’ by Jatin Khandelwal is a collection of 14 unique tales.

The stories, as the title suggests, are crisp and concise nevertheless, with a surprising ending.
The tales are based on myriad themes, each one portraying vivid imagination.

The climax of each tale is brimming with elements of shock, surprise and unimaginable twists and turns.

Narration and description is flawless with an engaging storytelling way. Language and vocabulary is refined and lucid. Characterisation is done well as the characters seem to be realistic and relatable.

I found the cover enigmatic and intriguing with minimalistic approach. Title is certainly apt and justified for the collection of tales. Blurb is mediocre with a precise description of stories.

Overall, a remarkable collection of intriguing tales with a hint of shock and surprise towards the end.

An interesting and emotional tale of life’s grim reality!

‘The Stranger’s Bedroom’ by Bijoy Munshi is a romantic and emotional tale.

The plot opens with the protagonist Ravish suffering from temporary amnesia, loses his memory and is clueless about his own identity. A book helps him recall a few fragments of his life.
The plot revolves around the life of Ravish, his corporate job, his struggles and his passion of writing.
He meets with an accident and his life is altered completely. From physical to psychological, all aspects of his life get affected.

The storyline tugs at the heartstrings of readers and brings harsh realities of life to surface. The emotional and sentimental values are depicted deeply along with an emotional rapport with the readers.

Narration and description is vivid and imaginative. Language and vocabulary is refined and lucid. Editing is done well with hardly any flaws to be observed.
Storyline is unique, engaging and thoughtful with twists towards the end of the tale, enticing the readers till the very end.

I found the cover attractive and artistic, blurb is concise and crisp, however, title seemed somewhat disconnected to the tale and could have been better.

Overall an interesting tale with elements of romance, suspense and emotions.

An interesting and emotional tale of life’s grim reality!

‘The Stranger’s Bedroom’ by Bijoy Munshi is a romantic and emotional tale.

The plot opens with the protagonist Ravish suffering from temporary amnesia, loses his memory and is clueless about his own identity. A book helps him recall a few fragments of his life.
The plot revolves around the life of Ravish, his corporate job, his struggles and his passion of writing.
He meets with an accident and his life is altered completely. From physical to psychological, all aspects of his life get affected.

The storyline tugs at the heartstrings of readers and brings harsh realities of life to surface. The emotional and sentimental values are depicted deeply along with an emotional rapport with the readers.

Narration and description is vivid and imaginative. Language and vocabulary is refined and lucid. Editing is done well with hardly any flaws to be observed.
Storyline is unique, engaging and thoughtful with twists towards the end of the tale, enticing the readers till the very end.

I found the cover attractive and artistic, blurb is concise and crisp, however, title seemed somewhat disconnected to the tale and could have been better.

Overall an interesting tale with elements of romance, suspense and emotions.

An interesting and emotional tale of life’s grim reality!

‘The Stranger’s Bedroom’ by Bijoy Munshi is a romantic and emotional tale.

The plot opens with the protagonist Ravish suffering from temporary amnesia, loses his memory and is clueless about his own identity. A book helps him recall a few fragments of his life.
The plot revolves around the life of Ravish, his corporate job, his struggles and his passion of writing.
He meets with an accident and his life is altered completely. From physical to psychological, all aspects of his life get affected.

The storyline tugs at the heartstrings of readers and brings harsh realities of life to surface. The emotional and sentimental values are depicted deeply along with an emotional rapport with the readers.

Narration and description is vivid and imaginative. Language and vocabulary is refined and lucid. Editing is done well with hardly any flaws to be observed.
Storyline is unique, engaging and thoughtful with twists towards the end of the tale, enticing the readers till the very end.

I found the cover attractive and artistic, blurb is concise and crisp, however, title seemed somewhat disconnected to the tale and could have been better.

Overall an interesting tale with elements of romance, suspense and emotions.

A uniquely crafted tale throwing light on social evils.

‘MIЯЯЯO : at THE WEIЯD WAYWAЯD’ by Manoj Kumar Sharma is a contemporary fiction tale set in future.

The plot opens with bizzare incidents taking place in the beginning of the year 2030. From there, author leads to certain social evils prevalent in Indian society and talks about its deep rooted effects.
More interestingly, author describes ‘out – of – the – box’ solutions for these issues including substance abuse and rape cases.

Throughout the narration, emotions were depicted subtly. The theme picked up by the author is both commendable and thought provoking.

Narration and description was quite detailed and I found the storyline being stretched unnecessarily at places. Language is simple yet writing style can’t be called impressive for its lack of crispness.

I found the cover attractive and eye catching with uniquely designed title and a detailed blurb with highlights of the story portrayed effectively.

Overall, it’s an interesting yet patient read for all readers.