Urban Shots: Crossroads

Edited by bestselling author, Ahmed Faiyaz, this anthology explores the conflict, chaos and confusion in the lives of interesting and colourful characters in Urban India The reclusive kid with a beautiful bicycle a migrant to Mumbai with Old Monk on his breath, trying to get off a Virar Fast at Borivali the misunderstood watchman at the library who befriends a little giEdited by bestselling author, Ahmed Faiyaz, this anthology explores the conflict, chaos and confusion in the lives of interesting and colourful characters in Urban India The reclusive kid with a beautiful bicycle a migrant to Mumbai with Old Monk on his breath, trying to get off a Virar Fast at Borivali the misunderstood watchman at the library who befriends a little girl a playstation loving spoilt brat, who is smitten by his mathematics tutor an old widower who longs for some intimacy with the opposite sex a confused writer who has to choose between his wife and a seductress the gargoyle who is the boss s pet at a call centre a mild mannered doctor whose love for yoga puts him on breaking news a project manager who hates handing out the pink slip an emotionally scarred woman in the bazaars of Kamathipura the baraat on a silent night in a one horse town in Rajasthan the neighbourhood didi with dark secrets of her own and a lot Racy, compelling and heart rending stories by popular writers such as Pantosh Uttam, Reeti Gadekar, Sharath Komarraju, Malcolm Carvahlo, and a number of popular bloggers and debutant writers.
Urban Shots Crossroads Edited by bestselling author Ahmed Faiyaz this anthology explores the conflict chaos and confusion in the lives of interesting and colourful characters in Urban India The reclusive kid with a beaut

  • Title: Urban Shots: Crossroads
  • Author: Ahmed Faiyaz
  • ISBN: 9789381626429
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Urban Shots: Crossroads”

    1. What attracted me to this book was its title. Urban Shots totally lives up to its name, comprising 30 urban stories (by authors both, bestselling and debutante, and popular bloggers) about all kinds of people in urban India- a yoga loving doctor, a mysterious kid with a fancy bike, a security guard who befriends a little girl, the ordeal of a man trying to get off at Borivali from a Virar Fast in Bombay and similar stories about quirky people and those just like we see every day. People who’re [...]

    2. First things first. Short stories, these definitely are not. These are more like Slices of Life blog posts.With all the talk about blue ocean strategies, it is nice to see Grey Oak actually go out and create a market by sourcing popular bloggers. Grey Oak should, however, have pushed the authors out of their comfort zones by better editorial control and ensuring that the authors come up with content that is in line with the genre, intention and theme of the book. Instead, what we're left with is [...]

    3. This one immediately had my attention. Don't know if it was the cover page, the name or something else, but I had to read it. And I am glad to make that choice. Urban shots offers a bucket of life stories by various authors, authors you might not have heard of, but after reading this, would love to read more of their work. The book carries all kinds of faces that Urban India has. Collection of 30 short stories, some of which are happy, some are sad, some mysterious and some grey enough to leave [...]

    4. Edited by Sneh Thakur. Grade: AThe Urban Shots is a short story series started by Grey Oak in association with Westland. Other books in the series are Urban Shots, Urban Shots: Crossroads and Urban Shots: Bright Lights. These books contain short stories by new writers and bloggers and then edited by a single author.Urban Shots: The Love Collection had thirty one short stories by twenty seven authors and it is edited by Sneh Thakur. As the very name says it all, this one is an anthology of contem [...]

    5. A captivating collection of 30 stories by 26 new writers. The stories are based on characters from metros and cities.As a reader, You won't regret spending on it. People from metro cities, you have every reason to rejoice in this book.Some stories are quite good, some are very different from what you read usually, some are lyrical, some are silly and some are just trying to be storiesUS: New writers, fresh stories. 30 urban stories in 150 rupees.MINUS: Amateur style, heavily BOLLYWOOD inspired.S [...]

    6. Urban Shots – Crossroads, is a collection of 30 urban stories by 26 authors. Edited by Ahmed Faiyaz, it delves into the commotion, conflict and upheaval in the lives of interesting and colourful characters in urban India. The book boldly reveals the good, the bad and the ugly that exist in our society. Though it’s a work of fiction, the stories expose the realistic world of urban lives and talk about different aspects like relationships, love, depression, friendship, infidelity and longing.A [...]

    7. I certainly don't regret buying this book. The collection of short stories has been chosen well. This book gave me a chance to appreciate the talent of so many unknown indian authors, whose work I will most certainly look forward to in the future.And most of all, I would like to congratulate the editor on doing such a good job. Although some of the stories were just mediocre, the editing certainly evened out any flaws there might have been. You won't come across any embarrassing grammatical erro [...]

    8. Except for Chandrima Pal's Hako and Ahmed Faiyaz's Mervin, the stories didn't quite work for me. That isn't to say that the stories were bad. Maybe they were, maybe they weren't.

    9. Naive writing! I was disappointed with the very first story and literally lost my interest after that! Completed the book just for the sake of Completing!

    10. there are lot of junk stories in this book,but some of the stories stole my heart like pity,baba yoga class,raj summer,tainted love,song of summer bird etc

    11. Urban Shots--Crossroads: A tuft of grass with no ground beneath! You fall into an empty pit right at the first step! Need I say more? YeahokMuch ado about nothing!

    12. nice onee stories of mervin,crossroads,paradise,the yoga doctor and few others are quite interesting.

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