Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Review-Sands of Time by Neelam Saxena Chandra

Sands Of Time 
Neelam Saxena Chandra

'SANDS OF TIME' is a collection of twelve interesting stories which bring out the different moods and moments in the lives of women.
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Some Facts About the Author 

NeelamSaxena Chandra, an author of thirty-two books,is a record holder with the Limca Book of Records for being the author with highest number of publications in a year in English and Hindi (2015). She works as Joint Secretary (U.P.S.C.).  She has won award in a poetry contest by American Embassy, Premchand award by Ministry of Railways, Rabindranath Tagore international poetry award, Freedom award by Radio city for her lyrics. She was listed in the Forbes list as one of the most popular seventy eight authors in the country in 2014.

Awarded by eminent poet/lyricist Gulzarji in a Poetry Contest organized by American Society on the topic ‘Poetry for Social Change’.

Received the Rabindranath Tagore International poetry award -2014

Awarded PremchandPuraskar by Ministry of Railways (II prize)

Awarded by Children Book Trust, India in 2009.

Neelam also debuted as a lyricist in Shankar Tucker's composition 'Mere Sajan sun sun' and the song has won the 'Popular Choice' award  in Folk Fusion category in Radio City Freedom Awards.

Neelam is a record holder with Limca Book of records for highest publications in a year in English and Hindi.

Neelam and her daughter hold record for being the first mother-daughter duo to write a poetry book for the book 'Winter Shall Fade' in Limca Book of Records, Miracle World Records and India Book of records.

My Review 

          A woman plays many roles in their lifetime; from a daughter to a daughter-in-law, mother to mother-in-law, sister to sister-in-law, wife, friend and many more. Sometimes while fulfilling the duties of all the roles she tends to spare no time or thought for herself.

          As the authoress says “Time is a magician.” It heals the wounds, it revives the memories; it brings smile on face and sometimes tears in eyes.

          Sands of Time is an anthology of 12 short stories with woman as the protagonists.

          Each story is unique. Some will make you smile, some leave you shocked. Some will make you feel proud of the character and some will make you feel pity. Each protagonist is unique. When you read the stories you will feel you have read it somewhere. Each story you read has a realistic touch.

          Time is best teacher. And Sands of Time is collection of lessons learnt. Sands of Time is one book which you can finish in one sitting (as the book is of just 127 pages) but the stories will remain etched in mind for a long time.


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