Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Review-Panorama 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 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 homes and hearts of India.

Often laced with element of introspection, the stories are sure to change the way you see the world around you …

My honest Review

          I received a free copy of this book directly from author for reviewing her book.

          Panorama – as the name suggests gives us a wide view of people around us. Each story, when you read touches a cord in you, as each story has a hint of reality.

          Each story explores a relationship in various situations, like how a mother struggles to fulfill her daughter’s desire to have chapatti with curry, whereas a politician mother has plans for her journalist daughter who is going to expose her wrongdoings, a child’s memory of their pet dog, a father’s typical reactions on seeing his daughter unwell, a story of two friends who meet after a long time and catch up with their lives, and so many stories which are day-to-day happenings around us.

          These stories though fictional, but when you read them you feel their pain, their joy, their suffering… like while I was reading Second Tsunami, the end left me gasped and shocked.

                   I would say Panorama is about various emotions that one experiences at some or other point of life. Inspite of being a debutant author, Shilpi has done a good job. The stories, the use of simple language, the way she has conquered human emotions are awesome.

         Nice work Shilpi…Loved the cover picture of the book.

About the author

Shilpi Chaklanobis hails from the beautiful city of Kanpur and has spent majority of her adult life in Delhi. She is 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 s is evident from her writing. Apart from writing, she spends her time devouring books by 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 lives you touch every day.

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Book name : Panorama – A collection of Short Stories
Author : Shilpi Chaklanobis
Total number of pages : 134
ISBN : 978-93-5206-966-8
Binding : Paperback
Cost : 150 Rs.
Genre : Fiction
Language : English
Publisher : Notionpress.com

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