Colours of India
Rajesh Dubey

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India. A country inhabited by 1.2 billion people of the world. Living with such a mammoth population in a country that is partly swayed by the concept of western development and partly struggles to fight against its own malaise and preserve its identity, life—good or bad—is so colourful. Living here, my memories too got embedded with multiple, even contrasting, hues and shades of life. Born and briefly schooled in a remote village of one of the poorest state of this country, followed by migrating to a small town and then to big cities for education, job, and stays, I got to live in diverse societies, see its different layers, and feel a range of emotions. I got subjected to lows and highs in different walks of life. While many things made me utterly dejected and many others made me smile, they all touched my heart. World says that India represents unity in diversity. But I feel that its diversity is so understated. It is not merely restricted to languages, or culture, but it transcends to a wide spectrum of emotions ranging from agony to euphoria, heartrending sobs to boisterous laughter, abject poverty to wasteful wealth, and inspiring lives to tragic deaths.

The vividness of these emotions is overwhelming. While there have been many incidents that forced me to think and look at a new side of the life, I have written these nine short stories as a means to summarize the different colours that exist around all of us here…that form our society…that complement to make this nation. These nine stories, depicting nine rasas (or emotions), bind together the essence of the vivid colours of India.

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Geetha Krishnan

I gave up after the first story. Too dragging by half. Not my cup of tea

Dec 25 '15
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Nayab Naseer

Very perspective... keeps things very simple and yet creates a powerful impact

Aug 04 '15
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Prashant Dutta

The stories are compact and neatly packed, however some extra elaboration would have defined the situations and characters better.

Aug 01 '15
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Rajan Manocha

It began well but I lost interest in seeing the spelling and grammatical errors.

Jun 08 '15
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pandustar

Exxxxxxxxxxxxtremely long chapters....Really really really long. Even the paragraphs within the chapters are long....But that is as far as I can be negative.
Awesome writing. Good character buildup and the explanation of the scenes are just terrific. The first chapter describing the railway station was excellent- seemed just like I was at the station. *Applause*
I hope that this book gets published - but if not, please give it a thought to self publish it. It would be a waste if you do not do so!

Apr 06 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Decent writing style but paras are too long, and so are the chapters. Given the subject of the stories, more attempt should have been made to evoke emotions in the reader. Also, characters appear out of nowhere in the middle of a story.

Mar 06 '15
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BALA PRATIP RAJ.V

Amazing collection of Short stories and every story made sense and I'm eager to read more. I found few grammatical errors which has to be addressed. Apart from that Author's writing style is good and no flaws. All the Best

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