Friday, February 3, 2012

The Mad Tibetan -Stories from then and now- by Deepti Naval

Deepti Naval
The Mad Tibetan -Stories from then and now by Deepti Naval, is a book of short stories. Ten of them to be specific a combination of fiction and biographical...

Brilliant, easy read, very nice stories, liked them all. The kind of stories that tug at you heart. Many a times we like stories because the underlying philosophy resonates with one's own, so was the case with "Morning After" .some stories bring back memories of incidents from one own life, like "D" just one has to be grateful when you are not a celebrity the implications are a lot less intense. The ones that seemed biographical had a pleasant tone to them at  the least(not blowing your own trumpet kind), would think one of them "Thulli" was moving.. we all have our biases - the story that went by the name "Balraj Sahni" was half liked before it was read - though the story itself had more the quality of an entry in a Diary... 

Here I would have to state my bias, the author is a person whose fan i have been for a long time... though when it comes to this book, her fame as a movie star just might have worked against her work being critiqued,may be  the book would have received more acclaim. The other side of the coin could be that the sales might have been aided by her fame from movies...

Over all a pleasant read, would recommend it

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