Monday, December 24, 2012

SHOBHA AT SIXTY..SHOBHA DEY

KALKI: SELECTED STORIES
 This is a translation from Tamil by Gowri Ramnarayan.The stories are from old era, written in the same way as Premchand wrote in Hindi.The situations at that time were very different and morals very high, but there were all sort of people too.But all stories tell us about some ideal.first is about girl education, where a girl lost the love of her life because she couldnt read, and so she studied  and devoted her life to girl's education.Then there is one about untouchability, child marriage etc.
Nice read.

SHOBHA AT SIXTY..SHOBHA DEY
Shobha dey writes in her style about life after sixty.Its a sort of management guide for woman written in a simple and interesting way.Some very simple solutions for complicated problems, though i am sceptical of them working.As is common with all the people who have everything, they say they like simple things and they work from them, cant believe how much of that is true and how much just to make an image. But some ideas are really good and workable too, so all in all a good read...

13 comments:

Jeevan said...

Kalki’s stories impressing to read.

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings and season greetings.

Strength, love and health to you always.

rama said...

Must read them.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Found In Folsom said...

You are doing pretty good reading these days...jealous of u...:-)

Zephyr said...

Among Tamil periodicals, I love Kalki for the kind of stories that it offers till date.

As for Shobhaa Dey, I agree with you about those having it all, offering simplistic solutions. Also true about how it is easy to do without something when you know you have it as a back up. Can you give the names of the publishers?

goingbeyondthepages said...

I am not a big fan of Shobha dey.. I like her articles in the paper sometimes but not her books.

Renu said...

Jeevan:.they are..

Rhapsody B: Thanks a lot and wish you too !


Rama: Thanks Rama and Wish you too..

Found in Folsom: even I am envious of myself:):):)..I am reading much more than I am puttin on the blog:)

Zephyr: Kalki's stories are about real people, real life in the old times..

I shall chk and then lat you know about the publishers.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Interesting reads Renu! I am yet to read Kalki's stories but Shobha De is a delight to read regardless what she writes about!!Happy New Year o you and family

deeps said...

Wish you a very happy Christmas & peaceful and prosperous New Year

Chatty Wren said...

Kalki sounds interesting, I had not heard about this author/book before. Shobha Dey she is not my style, will give it a pass.

rudraprayaga said...

The mentioning about Shobha De gives some glimpses.

Renu said...

Rahul Bhatia:Thank You and wish you too!

deeps: Thanks and wish you too!

Chatty wren: kalki is ok, if you like to read about old times..

rudraprayaga: Thanks1

Rahul Aggarwal said...

i guess anything that sounds simple is really not that simple to implement in life !