Book Review: 2 Peg Ke Baad

I feel it is a reader's heaven

I have said it so many times that I love reading short stories. It just feels like an opportunity to read 10-15 stories in the same book. I feel it is a reader’s heaven!! That is why I never leave the opportunity of reviewing Short stories.

A Walk With A Call Girl – Simple sweet tale. Perfect Feel good kind of a narrative.It was kind of predictable, but nevertheless I enjoyed reading it. (specially the last line. xoxo)

My Last Painting – This one is my favourite. I loved the way the entire story unfolds. I just adore this kind of writing. Ananya’s character is etched beautifully. It is a regular story but the way it is written, sets it apart. Obviously the end takes away my heart.

What Happens in Banaras…Stays for a Lifetime – This story is a love story with the backdrop of Banaras. Banaras has been described beautifully. You can visualize the entire city with this kind of powerful writing. Barring that this tale doesn’t touch my heart the way it should, considering the premise of the storyline.

How We Got Married – Interesting story and thank God the climax turned out this way!! Again a feel good tale. Loved Bandita’s character.The tale has been carved very maturedly and realistically, and I like this quality about today’s authors. (Nikita Lalwani, here!)

Apology! Sex Pays – Sex Pays and how!!! I liked the build up of the entire story. The way it has been described, and the climax steals it all. LOL. (read this story to understand why this)

Papier Blanc (The Blank Paper) – A writer as a main protagonist has always attracted me. This was no different. It makes me a little biased when I write my reviews about such stories. But this story is written exceptionally well, so it really deserves all the praise and adulation. Also the poem in the end is a takeaway. The entire story and the character of Kiara gets etched in your heart.Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!

When all that mattered was Gone – I really liked the build up of this one. And once again the climax is superb. It leaves you with an exasperated expression that Like did it really end this way? But I quiet liked reading this one.

Drive-In-Sanity – Birthdays are always special. This story unfolds on the main protagonist’s birthday. Really well written. It has its special comical moments, and that is what makes this a fun and light read.

Kicking the Butt – This one is with a social message. This is difficult to write. Also you need to be courageous to write so boldly on social topics like these. Kudos to Nikita Lalwani for this!!

Rosita In the Bar – This one touched my heart. A simple love story but differently written. Teaching us the simple message of Acceptance is the key. Accept all the harsh realities of life and then dealing with them becomes a cakewalk.

Its not a Love Story – A very very different tale and totally not expected. We Indians are known for our culture and rich heritage and we are so easy in forming a bond with someone. This tale depicts that exactly. Another gem out of the bag.

Title: 2 Peg Ke Baad
Author: Nikita Lalwani
Publisher/ Imprint: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Pages: 168
Genre/ Sub-Genre: Fiction/ Drama
Rating: 4.25 of 5.00
Reviewed for: Publisher

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