Blurb: Adhuri Prem Kahaniya has evolved over years of 12 people. The book covers light moments of these people in these 25 short stories. This book may prove to be a good travel read or ice breaker. A person asked me, How to fall in love with a right person? I gave a candid reply, “Love is treated like sex: You’ll figure it out.” All sort of dire, unexpected outcome.
About the author: Santosh Avvannavar started his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer. After his college education from NITK, Surathkal, he worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Indian In- stitute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President while working at IISC, Bangalore. He has over twenty-five publications of mostly research documents in national and international journals. He has also authored sixteen conference papers and regularly writes articles for a national and worldwide daily paper. He also works as an advisor for different organizations. He also dabbles in fiction writing and is the author of Adhuri Prem Kahaniya; Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Super- hero, Second Heart and Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview; Be A B.A.; Surrogate Author; Title is Untitled; Black, Grey and White. He likes to devote his personal time in writing for a website, namely the Amrita Foundation for HRD (www.amritafoundation.wordpress.com). He has conducted seminars and training sessions for more than 40,000 people in India and abroad over the last seven years.
Review: There are 12 chapters with short stories woven in these chapters with infatuation to serious falling apart. Most of the time the stories ended hurriedly. There are so many grammatical errors, but innocence of attention-grabbing characters and flow makes it interesting. It looks like a diary or journal read but not a fiction book. Some stories left me with a smile. I liked few chapters which are written in a good format.These stories reflect the life of adults of different backgrounds and lifestyles. Must read for today youths to understand the complexity of emotions. One’s experience is a lesson for others.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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