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Orange Sky & Blue Sun: Collection of Emotions by Subhadip Mazumdar

Posted on the 22 March 2019 by Amitagulia
About the Author
Subhadip Mazumdar is an Indian Author born in Bihar, India. He grew up in Kolkata, where he completed his schooling from Don Bosco, Park Circus. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology followed by his post graduation in Management Sciences from University of Canberra, Australia. He has been working in the Information Technology Industry for over two decades, both as an entrepreneur, and for large multi-national companies. His work had given him the opportunity to travel across multitude of countries covering both hemispheres. His travels motivated him to collect emotions, and thus present them through his first book Orange Sky and Blue Sun.
He can be reached at [email protected]
The Blurb:
Orange Sky and Blue Sun is a collection of emotions spread across two continents.The stories in this debut collection covers the spirit of life and discovery of its purpose. The stories explore the flight of the fundamental free spirit of an individual. It challenges the defaults of life, and the protocols that are institutionalized for convenience. The stories follow the aspirations, hope, failures, tolerance, and acceptance of a few generation of people. They appear different yet similar, divided yet yearning to unite.
How I Felt About The Book:
There is something about the short stories which never lets the interest and curiosity to let go irrespective of the reader's age. "Orange Sky and Blue Sun" is a collection of ten short stories set up in the backdrop of Bengal.
The author Subhadip Mazumdar did a pretty decent work considering that it's his debut launch. He kept the background and detailing to the pattern he could connect the best with - Bengal which was again a clever and good choice. The stories reflect different emotions and generations of life. The writing style is really simple and very clearly echoed the exact thought process and plot behind each story.
Below are few of my favorites in no particular order:
We Have All Changed
Time To Go
Shombu Salesman
If someone has read the book or would be reading it, would realize that my favorites are from the beginning of the book. While I liked all the stories, my expectations went a little high on reading the best ones in the very beginning (which was a good choice on author's part to develop interest of readers). As the book progressed, the stories became a little predictable and not so interesting. This was a point which made me take one star away from my rating.
Even still, I really enjoyed all the stories and finished them in 2 to 3 small sittings (thanks to my slow reading pace, office, kids and husband dear to keep the kindle away and take a good night sleep!). I can recommend it to a few friends if they want a light yet decent one time read.

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