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Book Review - She, Ekla Cholo Re by Shayan Haq and Santosh Avvannavar

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“If no one responds to your call, then go your own way alone.” – She, Ekla Cholo Re
She, Ekla Cholo Reby Dr. Shayan Haq and Santosh Avvannavar

Book Review


She, Ekla Cholo Re is a short story with a simple but powerful message – Gender identification. Set in the 90s in Kolkata, She is a story of Kusum, who went through real ups and more downs in life. She narrates her story of finding her true identity in the midst of societal definition of gender identity.

Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s famous Bengali song, written in 1905, Ekla Cholo Re, literally means Walk Alone - the author has wisely constructed a story around it to highlight a very important social message, that not only holds true for India but the entire human race. Gender identity is a personal notion of oneself as either a male or a female, anything besides that is considered forbidden. This story is based on the life of someone who did not fit into the stereotypical traits, and trekked on an unknown path to discover her true…

Book Review - When Love Finds You by Yashodhara Lal

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When Love Finds You, by Yashodhara Lal

Book Review


This is a story of Natasha - the determined, unrelenting and uptight boss, who lives and breathes work. Best known for her extraordinary performance at work, she lacks at people’s skills, making her the ‘Boss from Hell’. Things shake up when at the time of her promotion; she is passed over for Rishabh, an arrogant peer whose work ethics and strategies are different to hers. The new dynamics at work, her friendship with Nikhil – a good looking and self-assured colleague, her intruding & annoying neighbor, and a haunting past, brings about a major change in Natasha’s life.
When Love Finds You is a pleasant love story, but majorly it is Natasha’s journey to seek answers to questions that had been haunting her all her life. This is her expedition to not only succeed at work, but also overcome her pent-up emotions, that made her so cold and distant. She continues to be oblivious to her inner mayhem, up until love finds her.
Her attraction …