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Praise for “The Cockatiel Confessions and Other Collected Works”:

Jai writes: 

The tales I simply loved:
CONFESSIONS OF A COCKATIEL: This is a simply masterly read. I loved every word of it. It is a tale told by a Cockatiel in the first person when it is sold to a couple of human beings. The owners of the Cockatiel are named chirp and chirp-chirp, such funny names, but perfectly sensible from the point of view of a bird that is sold to humans. The Cockatiel refers to a laptop as ‘Lahhhhuppptop’. The tale is really humorous and shows what a remarkable imagination the author has. There is even a fight with a crow included.
I go with a 6/5 (yes, that is right, a six out of five – remember the old days when we used to get 102/100 in Maths) for this story.
GANPATI BAPPA MORYA! – This tale is about the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. I have seen the grand Ganesh Chathurthi festival only in movies. I have never been part of that exciting crowd nor seen the picturesque idols of Ganpati in real life. As I read this short tale I was reminded of appu (an elephant, somewhat like Ganesha) which was the mascot for the 1982 Asiad held in India. I was going through pleasant memories and was feeling extremely happy when suddenly everything blew up on my face when I read the last line. And I guess that was exactly the effect the author had sought to create.
Rating – 5/5.
THE CHOICE: A splendid tale of how to teach a young child good values and worldly wisdom. Told beautifully and in a very interesting way. Brings out the fact that we have to teach our children the correct way of doing things in life at an early age. And it is always better to do it by demonstration.
Rating – 5/5
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I have always been able to escape the real world and into fantasy tales as a kid. Every book, every page and every word that I read in my childhood left an indelible impact. After a decade of professional career, I was once again determined to turn to the world of the words. The Cosmos and all it contains fascinated me from the 90’s as I grew up watching “Back to the future”, “Star Wars” and other sci-fi movies.

 

I have authored two fantasy thrillers – Maya & the Mind Mystics and The God, The Girl and The Gem.

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