19 February, 2014

#BookReview :: Uff Ye Emotions 2 by Vinit K. Bansal

Like the lyrics of an old song, which keeps repeating themselves in our mind or a fever dormant in the blood or an importunate lover impossible to get rid of, the memories of love or 'love' itself keeps returning in our lives again and again at the oddest of times and the strangest of places.
Randomly, beautifully, haphazardly or passionately, love lives up again—for it has been waiting for you, waiting for this union, waiting to merge with YOU at last.
So, keeping the trend alive and after the roaring success of our novice, Uff Ye Emotions, we are back once again with Uff Ye Emotions-2.
With Love, comes many emotions—some of them being pain, betrayal, hatred, hope and friendship. We fall IN and OUT of love time and again, but we can never be tired of it—because it is one of the only few aspects of life we can’t keep ourselves away from, isn’t it?
Selected and edited by Vinit K. Bansal, this time again 11 touching stories from authors across the country, will be delighting the readers who swear by love stories. And for those who don’t read love stories much, come and discover why they are so engrossing.

Let me introduce you to an anthology of 11 short stories written by dynamic youth of today. When I picked up this book, I saw quite a few familiar names in the authors list.

The story that stood out the most ‘Moksha’ by Kunal Marathe – a story about love, passion and trust and I loved the way the author managed to create and build up the two major characters of the story. Also, Tarang Sinha’s ‘Dilemma’ touched my heart as he told the story of so many women through his lead character. Strength and character oozed through the pages as he explored the world of divorce, remarriage and adoption. ‘Hickey’ by Heema Shirvaikar is a true reflect of today’s society where women suffer the harshest judgments. It’s a story that that touches you and makes you wonder. NCERT of Love by Himanshu Chhabra and Udita Pal is a real sweet early teens’ love story that made me take trip down the memory lane… ‘Love and Sacrifices’ by Meghant Parmar & Heena Ahuja was another sweet love story that was somewhat predictable yet gripping. As its title suggests, it explores the relativity between love and sacrifices is crisply written and beautifully interwoven with lovely poetry. ‘When Destiny Strikes by Mahi Singla, ‘The Client by Vinit K Bansal, ‘120 Minutes’ by Saravana Murugan, ‘I’ll be there’ by Ishani Malhotra, ‘The Pale Pigeon by Siddharta Yadav, ‘The Woman who Waited’ by Shalini Katyal are the stories that complete this  anthology.

Each story in this anthology is unique and well written. The Title of the book does it justice as it is in fact full of emotions in every shade possible. I loved it and enjoyed every moment I spent turning its pages. 


  1. Thank you so much for your review! And I'm NOT a 'he'....:)

    1. Oops... Sorry! I wondered how a man could write a woman's perspective so well!