By A Staff Writer
Renowned storyteller Neelesh Misra brings together a handpicked group of writers from across the country who share bittersweet stories about provincial life in an India at a crossroads with modernity.
Members of a select group called the Mandali, these are writers with distinct voices that strike a chord at once.
In this collection, homesick journeymen reconnect with their home towns, old lovers reconcile against all odds, a war widow stands up to her family, parents learn to get along with their grown-up children, and a precarious mountain slope brings two strangers together.
Available for the first time in English, these are stories to keep you company in good times and bad.
Neelesh Misra is a lyricist, radio storyteller, journalist and writer. He is the founder and editor of Gaon Connection, India’s biggest rural media platform, and the founder of Content Project, home to some of India’s best emerging writers, collectively called the Mandali.
His exceptionally popular shows on radio and digital platforms include Yaadon ka Idiot Box (Big FM), The Neelesh Misra Show (Red FM), Qisson ka Kona, Time Machine and Kahaani Express (Saavn App). Neelesh is also one of Bollywood’s prominent lyricists, the author of five books and two-time winner of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism.