Urban Shots has been published by Grey Oak Publishers, India in November 2010.
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Edited by bestselling author Paritosh Uttam, this is an anthology of 28 urban tales by 13 young writers. Each of these fresh, vivid and deceptively simple stories focuses on an epiphany. The stories are set with the backdrop of our urban metros with their bright lights, sky rises, glitzy malls, tenements, crowds and the chaos that comes with it.
A woman tries to come to terms with loss of a lost baby; two strangers, a young man and a young woman, both with a love for Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment board the same aircraft; a woman ponders over giving a second chance to her cheating husband; a young man is in love with his apple pie loving best friend, who is set to marry through an arranged match; a chance meeting between two old lovers after 11 years; the memories of an old woman in love; an illiterate migrant from the village looking for her own kind of liberation; the longing of a married woman for another man; a child and his silent suffering mother and their financially strapped family; a couple once in love, frustrated with each other after getting married; love and relationships in the age of Twitter and fat free gelatos; the morning after for a couple in an adulterous relationship; a man running away from his own life in the city hoping to find salvation; a couple who decide to marry for reasons other than love and many more stories…
Review on Bookchums.com.
The stories revolve around relationships, in urban cities (metros), as they exist today. Relationships not just amongst youngsters but relationships shared by married couples, an old father and his son (and daughter-in-law), friends, colleagues, and people overall. The stories talk about friendship, love, infidelity, hope, liberation, serendipity, angst, longing and a hoard of feelings that we sometimes donít take time to notice. The best part is that you can read this book as per your convenience and not worry about dropping it mid-way to attend to other things. So if you are travelling or waiting at the bus stop or sipping coffee alone—this book guarantees to be your best companion.
…Paritosh’s stories are very crisp and brilliantly woven. They describe a certain instance or a day of a personís life in a way that makes you visualize his/her (almost) entire life in a jiffy. I absolutely loved his writing. …Overall, a great attempt and a good read. I highly recommend this one.
|Poster of the Mumbai event.||At the Mumbai book launch of Urban Shots, with Suchitra Pillai, Keinaz Motiwala and others|
|Poster for the Pune launch of Urban Shots||At the Pune book launch of Urban Shots with Sahil Khan and Naman Saraiya.||At the Pune book launch of Urban Shots with Sahil Khan and Naman Saraiya.|