On 25 March 2020, one fifth of humanity entered exile in their homes, as India locked down to combat the Corona Virus Pandemic. The bewildered population reacted in a zillion ways to this unaccustomed incarceration. It would have been easy to succumb to anxiety or depression. But most didnít! Instead, they found novel ways to cope. With the world shut out, new experiences were hard to come by. Some delved into their memories, others allowed their dormant creativity to come to the fore. The result? Cathartic new tales were born.
Here is a collection of stories from an eclectic group of mostly first-time writers. Spread across Kochi, Bengaluru & Chennai, these six authors from diverse backgrounds unite in their love for storytelling to bring you myriad characters, locations & emotions. Each author brings a distinctive style and flavour. All of them combine to present a delicious potpourri of stories across multiple genres and moods. Their sole aim is to entertain you.
ìAn affirmation that we can aspire to be more creative.î
- Rahul Jacob, Author and Jounalist
ìThe ìrealnessî is the best thing about this book.î
-Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Actor & Playwright
ìCongratulations to the writers who have created this.î
†- Andaleeb Wajid, Author
ì42 simple yet riveting stories!î
†- Prakash Iyer, Author & Leadership coach