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Urban Shots: Crossroads is a collection of short stories by multiple authors. The book paints a realistic portrait of different characters across India, showcasing their ambitions, fears, and secrets.
Summary Of The Book
In Urban Shots: Crossroads, Ahmed Faiyaz has compiled a number of stories that revolve around the urban concrete jungles in India. Works of writers, engineers, teachers, journalists and people from different backgrounds have been brought together in this book, giving it a more pungent taste of reality.
This book features a number of characters, each one different from the other. Some of the interesting characters from the book are Dr. Basu, a veteran gynaecologist who makes it big on the news, Sahil Seth, a man locked in a love triangle, a 17-year-old girl and her single mother, a lonesome kid with a beautiful bicycle, and a drunk man trying to get off a fast moving train in Mumbai. The book also features a kid who falls for his tutor and a woman with a troubled past who finds herself in the crowded bazaars of Mumbai.
Urban Shots: Crossroads is a compilation of 30 short stories, and the book paints a distinct picture in the minds of its readers.
About Ahmed Faiyaz
Ahmed Faiyaz, the editor of Urban Shots: Crossroads, is a Chartered Accountant Consultant, a civil servant, and an author.
He is the author of Love, Life & All That Jazz..., Another Chance, Down The Road, and Scammed.
He hails from Bangalore, though he is currently a resident of Dubai. There are 26 authors who have contributed their works to Urban Shots: Crossroads, including Anita Satyajit, Anitha Murthy, Ayesha Heble, Chandrima Pal, Gayatri Hingorani, Karthik, Malcolm Carvalho, Manisha Dhingra, Maryann Taylor, Mini Menon, Paritosh Uttam, Avani Rajesh, Reeti Gadekar, Rohan Swamy, Rohini Kejriwal, Sanchari Sur, Saritha Rao Rayachoti, Sharath Komarraju, Shiladitya Chakraborty, Shreya Maheshwari, Siddhartha Bhasker, S. Venkataraghavan, Vinod Joseph, and Vrinda Baliga.
|Number of Pages||228 Pages|
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Jan 25, 2012
Delicious collection of urban tales; RecommendedUrban Shots Crossroads is a delicious collection of urban tales that give you a passing glimpse into the lives of quirky characters in urban India that stay with with you long after you've read the last story. A brilliant and refreshing anthology put together by best selling author Ahmed Faiyaz and containing the collected writings of seasoned best selling writers, bloggers and many promising new authors making their début with this collection.Highly recommended
Jan 16, 2012
Fascinating read!Just when you thought it couldn't get better, we are smacked with a collection of bold, spell binding tales of urban lives and the chaos that surroundz us. Its hard to pick a best story here...every other one is a winner! Can't wait to read Bright Lights and Urban Shots Love Collection. This one really raises the bar with so many different writers and themes.
Mar 22, 2012
Nice collection of short storiesI bought this book after reading the earlier collection of Urban shots and this book did not disappoint me. Its a nice collection of short stories and a good read. The stories linger in your mind even after you finish reading.
Feb 8, 2012
paisa vasoolIts an amazing book with 30 short stories..priced well...stories are bold, it paints a different picture of life in urban cities..some of the stories are hard hitting and stay with you for days....and a plus is you have kainaz motivala on the cover
Jan 18, 2012
Wonderful collection!The authors have exceeded themselves with this one. Its a wonderful collection that captures life and times in urban metros. Some stories are moving, some make you smile, some are haunting while few leave you gaping with awe. It keeps you turning pages till the end wishing there was more!
Amol Arun Joshi
Mar 12, 2014
Disappointingit is not a worth reading material!
Oct 4, 2013
Stupid storiesUtter nonsense. how on earth stories like these get shortlisted for being published!
Jul 22, 2013
Urbanshots- CrossroadsThe idea of 30 stories by 26 authors is what appealed to me. It is contrary to the trend of having a collection of stories from a single author. The book is quite interesting and a good page turner. While books of RK Narayan and another writer from Andhra Pradesh Satyam's share us the melody and melancholy of olden days(read it as pre & post independence), the stories in this book help us recall our childhood days and make us feel nostalgic.
Jul 12, 2013
Utterly disappointingI have gone through 5 stories and found just one somewhat interesting , remaining all are just sheer boring.. I shall be putting some more review soon after going through more stories.
Mar 30, 2012
Young & RefreshingI loved the book a lot. It's a superb collection of short stories, you feel connected to each and every story you read, bringing back certain memories. It's so much real, as if you are living your life the second time.