A ghost is after an innocent child’s chocolates. Not letting pain go waste, a woman finds purpose and creates a shelter for the fragile. A pizza bridges the generation gap between a grandmother and her grandson. Facing human cruelty, a young man has to buy his mother’s remains (ashes), yet has hope and happiness. A single mother who wouldn’t mind being called ‘Handsome’ shows her young daughter how to stand up for other women.The empowered life of a film background dancer. These and many more, in a fictional compendium of 22 stories is what constitutes the deeply reflective Ruminant. First time author, Manav Jalan’s thoughts over places and time act like a pool to take a dip; fingers on the pulse, feet on the ground and at times wings to take flight. Each story a finely etched portrait, they are written in a conversational style, the narrator beckoning the reader with a sense of familiarity. Setting them off, wondering; did I miss a conversation with myself?
Manav Jalan, who was born in a business family, is a management consultant by profession and social entrepreneur by passion. His interest areas are strategy, thought leadership, working with communities, new age education, content creation and mental health. He enjoys constant learning, books, films, photography and writing. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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A rare collect of small stories, makes one cringe at times. Some of the stories bring tears to eyes.
A recommended read, this book managed to bring out so many different emotions. It felt like a roller coaster ride