Panorama by Shilpi Chaklanobis – Book Review

Hello friends!

So I am back with another review. This time I got my hands on a collection of short stories titled Panorama – A Collection of Short Stories by Shilpi Chaklanobis.

A turbulent relationship between a mother and a daughter takes a sudden turn when the daughter stumbles across a past that she never knew. 

The golden period of a professor’s life is tainted by questions about his purpose until one night gives him all the answers he needs. 

Desperate times test us all but when hunger drives a girl to do the unthinkable, her life changes forever. 

Woven around the lives of the people around us – the shy girl on the metro, your domestic help, your neighbors and perhaps even you – this collection of short stories will take you on a bittersweet journey that explores the spectrum that is part of any human relationship and all the complexity and chaos that secretly dwell within the homes and hearts of India. 

Often laced with an element of introspection, the stories are sure to change the way you see the world around you…


The book is a collection of about 15 short stories. All stories have the typical Indian flavor in them. They touch your heart in different places and leave you with different emotions. Some leave you with a smile, some with questions, some with sadness while some just question the human side of us.

If you are looking for short stories and a bit quick read, this book is really one to pick and savour. The language helps you create vivid images. The writer has really showed various human characteristics and traits, keeping close to the Indian traditions and culture. Do check it out if you like short simple stories and want to get emotions running high!


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