Book blurb as per Goodreads
“Uff Ye Emotions”
Perhaps, emotions are the most beautiful things in the world which cannot be seen or even touched. Interestingly, they can only be felt with the heart. Love is the purest and primary among them with it’s various shades. We all have our own definitions of this magical word, but, it’s beyond explanation. It is always around us. The very existence of this beautiful universe is founded on love only.
Love has been the most talked about subject since ages and has always come to us through stories and became a part of us. Almost each of us has experienced the magic of this emotion in one form or other in our lives.
“Uff Ye Emotions” is trying to recapture the magic of love through 12 beautiful award winning stories which were selected after a nation-wide contest..
Stories in this anthology are soaked with intense emotions: Adoration, affection, love, friendship, fondness, attraction, caring, compassion, sentimentality, desire, lust, passion, longing, infatuation, envy, jealousy etc. which truly complete our lives. Love stories from diverse age groups, from different corners of the country and containing different shades of love.
Selected and edited by Vinit K. Bansal, this anthology will certainly enthrall readers and will make them feel the tenderness of this magical thing, called love.
Vinit K. Bansal is the author of “I am Heartless… A Real Confession” ,a novel ,which has been continuously ruling the bestsellers charts since the last one year and has been acclaimed as one of the most touching love stories of recent time. He is fond of reading, writing and composing stories since childhood. He earned his Master’s degree from Kurukshetra University and was bestowed awards both at college and university level. He continues to nurture his dream of writing till today and has succeeded in giving shape to his thoughts in this book. As a voracious reader and an avid writer, his vision extends to the realm of social service too. At present, he is working with the State Bank of India in Delhi and loves to pen down his thoughts whenever he finds time.
You can get in touch with him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him at www.facebook.com/vini14jan and twitter : www.twitter.com/vini14jan
What I think
The title is super-catchy. The cover page is more attractive and will surely draw the attention of potential reader.
I came to know about this book more than a year before and it has been lying unread for almost a year now. However, I decided to read it and I was glued to it. All the writers are bloggers and their stories were selected through a contest. Incidentally, the theme is love and each story is different from one another yet connected with the common theme. I observed that most of the stories is closely linked to trains. Was that a part of the initial theme, I wonder!
The book is a compilation of eleven short stories. It begins with the editor’s story – Love @ Platform. The highlight of the book is that different aspects of love is dealt in each of these stories. When one talks about first love, one about heartbreak, matured love, obsessive love and so on.
The story that touched my heart is “Happily Ever After” by Sanhita Baruah. It is so real to ignore. It breaks all the clichés and takes a path less travelled by writers – Ye the path that is generally taken by life. The love, heartbreak and the decision to move on is brilliant and will be etched in reader’s heart.
Another story that is worth mentioning is “Love Undefined” by Pankaj Mittal & Rachna Sethi. This will move a stone heart also and will make the reader crave for such selfless love.
I am not going to talk about each and every story here. I want you to feel the emotions yourself. All I can say is that this book has some simple yet brilliant concepts which will leave a mark in you.
Should you read it?
It is nice time pass. Will not bore you.
So, why not read it?