ISBN 9788129137128,Urban Shots : Love Collection

Urban Shots : Love Collection


Sneh Thakur


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788129137128

ISBN-10 8129137127


Number of Pages 179 Pages
Language (English)

Love and Romance

I loved Siddhartha, I told myself. Loved him for his handsome dignity, for the way he loved me, for the way he cared about me, for the way he looked at me as if I was his. Why was it that I could only think of Atul then? Of our illicit meetings, of his hungry kisses, of his cardamom-ey taste?
Sometimes touching, at times funny and always straight from the heart, Urban Shots - Love Collection is a compilation of love stories, with a distinctly contemporary Indian flavour. Spanning arranged matches, premarital sexual encounters, same sex relationships and extramarital affairs, this book paints for us an urban landscape of contrasts - where astrological charts and the need for parental consent coexist with casual dating. In the poignant Making Out, motivated by compassion, a girl unlocks the painful secrets of her dates past and offers a healing touch. In the funny High Time, a potential grooms conservative Tamil parents beat a hasty retreat when they realize that the NRI match theyve chosen for their son has 'boyfriends' hidden in her past. And in the grungily unromantic 32 B, a prank backfires when the protagonist realizes that she desires the guy she has been leading on.
Edited by Sneh Thakur, this book brings us stories of love, sex, betrayal, revenge and forgiveness by popular writers like Arunava Sinha, Ira Trivedi, Paritosh Uttam, R. Chandrasekar, Ahmed Faiyaz and Malathi Jaikumar, among many new voices. There is something in it for everyone - be it the cynic, the romantic or the romantic cynic. Clearly, the stories are reflective of todays India, giving the book a truly real feel.'

About the Author

Sneh Thakur
 born in Kuwait, has an MBA from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. She is a brand manager by profession and has several business excellence awards to her name. She now lives in Muscat, writing by the beach and photographing mountains.