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Language: English
Length: 234 Pages
Publisher: Grey Oak/Westland
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Edited by bestselling author, Paritosh Uttam, this is an anthology of 29 urban tales by 13 young writers. Each of these fresh, vivid and deceptively simple stories focuses on an epiphany. The stories are set with the backdrop of our urban metros with their bright lights, sky rises, glitzy malls, tenements, crowds and the chaos that comes with it. A woman tries to come to terms with loss of a lost baby; two strangers, a young man and a young woman, both with a love for Fyodor Dostoyevsky?s Crime and Punishment board the same aircraft; a woman ponders over giving a second chance to her cheating husband; a young man is in love with his apple pie loving best friend, who is set to marry through an arranged match; a chance meeting between two old lovers after 11 years; the memories of an old woman in love; an illiterate migrant from the village looking for her own kind of liberation; the longing of a married woman for another man; a child and his silent suffering mother and their financially strapped family; a couple once in love, frustrated with each other after getting married; love and relationships in the age of Twitter and fat free gelatos; the morning after for a couple in an adulterous relationship; a man running away from his own life in the city hoping to find salvation; a couple who decide to marry for reasons other than love and many more stories...

About The Author
Edited by Paritosh Uttam, bestselling author of Dreams in Prussian Blue, also the contributing author of 10 stories in this collection, the collection includes diverse voices and writing styles. It includes stories by Bishwanath Ghosh, bestselling author of Chai Chai, Ahmed Faiyaz, bestselling author of Love, Life & All That Jazz..., along with accomplished writers ? Abha Iyengar, Hasmita Chander, Malathi Jaikumar and Vrinda Baliga. It includes stories by Rikin Khamar, Debutant Author of The Lotus Queen, Kainaz Motivala, Bollywood Actor of Wake Up Sid fame, popular bloggers ? Naman Saraiya, Sahil Khan, Kunal Dhabalia and Prateek Gupta.

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Author UTTAM PARITOSH
Book Details
Publisher Grey Oak/Westland
Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13 9789381626085
ISBN-10 9381626085
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 234 Pages
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15 Feb 2012
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Utter waste of money and time

Hello,
First of all, my review is only about the book contents,
I would give 5 stars to Flipkart for its delivery process where i was always informed about the status

Now coming to the Book, i don't know why this stories got printed into a book and if so, it is not worth the money
To start with, the cover story is supposed to be the highlight of the book but here the story is so general, i believe it was made as cover story just because it is written by a celebrity (sad)
As mentioned in other reviews, there are a few sparks but not enough to start a fire
I am not a very devoted reader but...
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Hello,
First of all, my review is only about the book contents,
I would give 5 stars to Flipkart for its delivery process where i was always informed about the status

Now coming to the Book, i don't know why this stories got printed into a book and if so, it is not worth the money
To start with, the cover story is supposed to be the highlight of the book but here the story is so general, i believe it was made as cover story just because it is written by a celebrity (sad)
As mentioned in other reviews, there are a few sparks but not enough to start a fire
I am not a very devoted reader but...
Hello,
First of all, my review is only about the book contents,
I would give 5 stars to Flipkart for its delivery process where i was always informed about the status

Now coming to the Book, i don't know why this stories got printed into a book and if so, it is not worth the money
To start with, the cover story is supposed to be the highlight of the book but here the story is so general, i believe it was made as cover story just because it is written by a celebrity (sad)
As mentioned in other reviews, there are a few sparks but not enough to start a fire
I am not a very devoted reader but i usually prefer finishing the books that i start, but this is one book which i was so bored with that i left it after reading a bunch of stories

Overall a bummer...u wont miss anyhting if you skip this book

1 of 2 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
10 Jun 2012
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Amateurish and Boorish!

This is hands down one of the most pathetic collection of short stories i have come across in quite some time now. It never looked promising to begin with but i always felt it will be a reasonably interesting affair that will help me kill my time en-route to Delhi via Shatabdi. However, i was in for a surprise because by the time i crawled to the fourth story my head had started paining and spinning as if i was suffering from severe migraine, an ailment that i never had in the first place.Barring Paritosh Uttam's commendable efforts at short story telling this moronic collection of amateuri... ()

This is hands down one of the most pathetic collection of short stories i have come across in quite some time now. It never looked promising to begin with but i always felt it will be a reasonably interesting affair that will help me kill my time en-route to Delhi via Shatabdi. However, i was in for a surprise because by the time i crawled to the fourth story my head had started paining and spinning as if i was suffering from severe migraine, an ailment that i never had in the first place.Barring Paritosh Uttam's commendable efforts at short story telling this moronic collection of amateuri...
This is hands down one of the most pathetic collection of short stories i have come across in quite some time now. It never looked promising to begin with but i always felt it will be a reasonably interesting affair that will help me kill my time en-route to Delhi via Shatabdi. However, i was in for a surprise because by the time i crawled to the fourth story my head had started paining and spinning as if i was suffering from severe migraine, an ailment that i never had in the first place.Barring Paritosh Uttam's commendable efforts at short story telling this moronic collection of amateurish stories written by failed part time authors(even that is a euphemism) is a one way ticket to hell!

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
06 Feb 2012
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Just not happy

Usually, you dont expect the best of the stories from newbies. Sometimes they fare just good. Sometimes, even better. Well, that is not the case here. The inexperience clearly shows. 29 Discreet stories in one book. That????????s what makes it easy to differentiate the good ones from the rest. Some are too short to be even called stories. Some are like excerpts from someone????????????s diary. It would have been good if one could buy only the selected ones. If you have already bought it, you always have an option to sell it online coz the cover page will make it too easy for you with new gu... ()

Usually, you dont expect the best of the stories from newbies. Sometimes they fare just good. Sometimes, even better. Well, that is not the case here. The inexperience clearly shows. 29 Discreet stories in one book. That????????s what makes it easy to differentiate the good ones from the rest. Some are too short to be even called stories. Some are like excerpts from someone????????????s diary. It would have been good if one could buy only the selected ones. If you have already bought it, you always have an option to sell it online coz the cover page will make it too easy for you with new gu...
Usually, you dont expect the best of the stories from newbies. Sometimes they fare just good. Sometimes, even better. Well, that is not the case here. The inexperience clearly shows. 29 Discreet stories in one book. That????????s what makes it easy to differentiate the good ones from the rest. Some are too short to be even called stories. Some are like excerpts from someone????????????s diary. It would have been good if one could buy only the selected ones. If you have already bought it, you always have an option to sell it online coz the cover page will make it too easy for you with new gullible readers.

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
02 Sep 2011
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Don't judge a book by its cover!

Don't judge a book by its cover- this phrase perfectly suits the book"
the publisher are trying to sell the copy by its cover page(the only best part of the book),a very nice strategy as the publishers knew the content of the book is not worth selling.
The book as a whole is very disappointing,most of the stories are just average(as one of story titled in the book)

As mentioned by the other reader,stories from angst section scores some point & my personal favourite is just average.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
20 Feb 2012
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Avoidable

Avoidable, the stories are amateurish, though a couple or so are engaging and competent enough.
On completion felt like questioning the authors whether they were specifically asked to write stories relating to infidelity? Or is it an exclusive/necessarily urban concept?
Someone looking for something to read on a train journey or in the car and having 100 bucks or so to spare might wish to pick it up though, in other words, timepass reading.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.

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★★★★★
24 Jul 2012
A good read

I read this collection of short stories and was impressed by many of the stories featured. Specially those written by Paritosh Uttam. It has a variety of subjects to impress upon all its reader. A friend of mine opposite to my taste in books found it equally enjoyable. (View complete review)

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21 Jul 2012
Urban shots-a collection of short stories

Urban shots has proved to be example of a failed experiment. The stories except 2-3 are not at all entertaining. The cover is great with excellence of Westland publishers that this book could reach to a great number of readers. (View complete review)

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18 Jul 2012
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Good but not upto

This book is good but the stories are not up to there are too short stories ...... someone are meaningful but major are crap ...... good for the beginners and for the new readers......
Nice attempt by the writers to precise the stories and make them meaningful but they were not reached the goal
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06 Jul 2012
very average

a very boring and averagly written book. one could definitely get hold of severl more intriguing ones. nothing new could be seen in the stories contanied. i doubt if anyone is inspired to read the entire book. (View complete review)

    Book: Urban Shots (English) by UTTAM PARITOSH
    ISBN Number: 9381626085, 9789381626085, 978-9381626085

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