• Sushma Ramesh

Stories of Us by Bobby Sachdeva

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

  1. Book: Stories of Us

  2. Author: Bobby Sachdeva

  3. Release date: 06 Dec 2019

  4. Publishers: Pan Macmillan India

  5. Price: 207 INR

  6. Available on: Amazon and Flipkart

About the Book:

Does saving your family’s honour trump personal happiness? Will the god be appeased if you overfeed him and not help the needy? Will the law protect the stray dog that tears an eight-year-old into shreds? Is a deceased manual scavenger just another statistic who risks his life for a cleaner future?

In the voice of the common man, Bobby Sachdeva questions our everyday practices in an unorthodox manner in Stories of Us. From Rishi to Parth or Lata to Rajnath, the hard-hitting and honest narratives are sure to inspire the common person to rethink the values long etched in our belief system.

About the Author:

Bobby Sachdeva is a storyteller by choice and a businessman by profession. He writes stories to highlight the problems with norms and standards in our changing society and the ways to resolve these. Some of these short stories are being made into short films now and filmmakers have shown interest in his writing. This is his first novel. Bobby lives in Amritsar with his family and owns a film production studio named Ajab Productions.

My take on the Book:

I have always liked reading short stories because it is easy to read and can be finished soon!. ‘Stories of Us’ is a collection of 41 short stories each of which lasts not more than 4 to 5 pages and has relate-able topics like class and status, love and relationships, humanity, family and connections and other widely criticized topics that we see or hear about in our daily lives. All of these stories were very unique and at the end of each story, it gives a different perspective on life. I loved most of these stories and it was very thought-provoking. It’s an easy to read kind of book and maybe because of this reason, choice of words was a little bland to my liking. Overall this book is a worthy read for its beautiful illustrations and stories about hard-hitting truth on life.

Overall ratings: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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