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Of speaking words valuable enough to be translated into English An American tourist seeking nirvana sets off a sudden chain of events when his bag is stolen and destiny plays her hand A retired civil servant of modest means struggles to support his snooty foreign returned daughterMeghna Pant’s knife sharp stories are compelling emotionally intelligent and provide a rare glimpse into the strange workings of the human heart They evade neat categorization andare the perfect read for all curious spiritsThese are stories with a large heart and a keen eye deeply aware of the complex sometimes uncomfortable realities of India its m It s the first short story collection I finished like a novel and liked a lot Meghna Pant is one of my favourite authors I really liked One a Half Wifeand in Happy Birthday she creates magic with beautiful short stories Her neat crisp and interestingly natural style of writing makes this book a smooth engrossing read I m really impressed

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Happy Birthday Random House India is a beautifully written compelling and emotionally intelligent collection of short stories by award winning novelist Meghna Pant These finely nuanced stories provide a rare glimpse into the complex and mysterious inner lives of human beingsHappy Birthday was longlisted for the prestigious Frank O'Connor Award 2014 It has also been voted the TOP title on Flipkart’s editors picks for this month dedicated friend undertakes one last labour of love for a childless woman Nadia married into money finds herself facing uncomfortable truths about her comfortably numb marriage A Mumbai slum girl dreams By Meghna Pant Grade AMeghna Pant is an Indian author and financial journalist She has written one novel One A Half Wife and a collection of short stories Happy Birthday Pant s short stories have been published in over a dozen literary magazines including Avatar Review Wasafari Eclectica and LRS The Gola Master is about a man who is helpless and woeful being injured and hurt from his failed marriage has a son who is no longer his and a past that he is too ashamed to admit because of the class of society that he is a part of now Hoopsters is about a girl who is pessimistic about everything in life and believes that all poor people are either thieves or killers Happy Birthday is about a woman called Nadia who is the perfect Indian wife and despite her lifeless marriage and her husband s infidelity remains loyal to her hurting bondage A flashback of her last novel Friends explores the selfless relevancy that is friendship Lemon and Chilli describes a man s pain and sadness which is caused from his own actions how he deals with it and how it affects his decisions regarding family Clips and Cane explores the mindset of a poor blind chair maker while he deals with a sad past heartbreak and betrayal Shaitans portrays how destiny works hand in hand with karmaEach story is overwhelming than the last Each end leaves the reader astounded and amazed at the same time feeling sympathetic towards the characters of the story Each story has an unpredictable turn a heart rending back story and a soul stirring plotuote I try not to look outside but when our car passes him Kaka s smile which contains the last fragment of my childhood fades I turn away uote EndsThe narrative is agonizing and knife sharpuote I took four hundred dollars euivalent to the loan Baba had taken and burned the notes I put the remains in a copper urn and dispersed them in the Hudson the ashes of family of strife and of tallying up your life s score and realizing that you came to naught uote endsThis book will make even the toughest of hearts melt and cry There will be instances in the book where the reader would be forced to accept the truth about society and its functioning and uncomfortable truths we ignore about ourselvesuote Though her sari was as bright as the chandeliers in the high ceiling the women around her were flaunting their assets to greater effect the lower the neckline and the shorter the dress the richer they were uote EndsFilled with heavy hearted deplorable and sympathetic characters this is a recommended read for allOriginally reviewed at Vaultofbookscom a close knit community of fanatical readers We are looking for perceptive readers who can write well and we are eager to provide lots of free books in exchange for reviews Shoot us a mail at contactvaultofbookscom

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Any layers Meghna Pant knows how to create characters that will surprise and move you – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Deft merciless and expertly tuned parables for the new Indian century– Jeet ThayilMeghna Pant pierces one’s heart with the reality and depth of her stories wrapping up her tales with unanticipated yet undeniable flourish Exceptionally thought provoking narratives that manage to be provocative and inspirational in the very same breath– Ashwin SanghiThese intimate stories juxtapose a range and register of aerial and emotional perspectives with craft delicacy and an intensely human sensibility– Namita Gokhal an awesome bunch of short storieshighly impressed45 starshttpsankshvetblogspotin201307


About the Author: Meghna Pant

Meghna Pant is a multiple award winning author journalist and speaker Her books – Happy Birthday 2013 Random House One & A Half Wife 2012 Westland Feminist Rani 2018 Penguin The Trouble With Women 2016 Juggernaut and How To Get Published In India2019 Bloomsbury – have been published to commercial and critical acclaim Pant has been named one of India's best writers by various



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    By Meghna Pant Grade AMeghna Pant is an Indian author and financial journalist She has written one novel One A Half Wife and a collection of short stories Happy Birthday Pant’s short stories have been published in over a dozen literary magazines including Avatar Review Wasafari Eclectica and LRS“The Gola Mas

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    Happy Birthday by Meghna Pant is a collection of thirteen heartwarming introspecting emotional stories which are

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    Verdict The book is a powerful portrait of humans and the various shades of life Meghna Pant has a gift of precise evocation of people place and emotion She artfully ensures that the complexities of uestions which arise from real life are not toned down or made surreal by fiction Read TIF Review Happy Birthday and Other Stories by

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    It's the first short story collection I finished like a novel and liked a lot Meghna Pant is one of my favourite authors I

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    I really liked the way Meghna Pant after every story give us a Point to Judge about the storyThe collection of Short Stories made me H

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    A commendable job Good Book

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    an awesome bunch of short storieshighly impressed45 starshttpsankshvetblogspotin201307

  8. says:

    Meghna Pant's first collection of short stories Happy Birthday is one of the best books that I've read this year Kudos

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    fantastic book stories are very gripping n once u start the book u can't stop great read

  10. says:

    Happy birthday is a book of 13 short stories Each story gives us a glimpse of the present and delves into the past explaining the current situation The cover illustration was a bunch of balloons and my first impression was that the

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