Review: Life Anecdotes by Nandita Rani

Life anecdotes is a compilation of short stories on various topics which many middle class indians are familiar with like promotions in a job, commuting to work, relationships between friends, divorce, marriage. The first story Myra is about sexual harassment of a young girl by her friends father, a problem that many young girls often face when they are in their teens. Most girls are looking their best in their teens and early twenties and get a lot unwelcome male attention. As a result they have to be very careful when they leave their home, else they are very likely to be molested, Technology has allowed ntro employees like hathwar, kodancha to sexually harass women in their homes without being detected

Spy cry is a story many can relate to , Middle aged women lead a fairly boring life, and entertain themselves spying on the neighbours. Young people often lead far more colourful and interesting lives, though they have only partial information, This leads to confusion, and chaos. The last lottery ticket is the story the relationship between women and their father in law. Many women do not get along with their father in law in India, and are quick to criticize them for any mistake, so the father in law, is often forced to stay away from the family of his son in his old age, and make other arrangements.

The Revenge is the story of romances during youth end on a bitter note, and relationships change over a period of time. Women are often used and discarded by men, who do not care for their feelng and emotions. Winter cap is set in the office of a company and the main protagonist Vivek has not got a promotion for more than six years despite working very hard. it highlights the problems faced by single parents, and how others are facing far greater problems than oneself, Only when a person actually encounters a person with greater problems, they realize how minor their own problem is.

Never again is the story of the stress which students face when they are not prepared for their exam. Often students may not attend classes to take part in some extra curricular activity, however it becomes difficult to cover up the missed portion later for the exams. The students becomes so stressed that she plans to skip her exam. However her friend encourages her, and after she passes, she promises that she will never again miss classes for taking part in some other activities.

One rupee coin is the story which many who are not well connected in India can relate to, as a poor girl sita is falsely accused of stealing money by her rich friend, just because she has some money, though it is the money which is given to her by her mother. In India, many who are not well connected, like this reviewer, find that they are falsely accused without any proof by the rich and powerful, to defame, cheat and exploit them for the rest of their lives. Though the person who is falsely accused is later found innocent, it affects the relationship to a very great extent, and a relationship which is destroyed once cannot be easily rebuilt.

For example fraud ntro, raw, cbi employees falsely accused the domain investor actually owning this website, of cheating people without any proof, to steal her resume, savings, correspondence, memory since 2010, though the domain investor could easily and legally prove that she had never interacted with the cbi, raw, ntro pampered frauds in her life. However the cbi employees freelancing for google, tata repeatedly their lies like parrots for more than 7 years since 2010, wasting crores of rupees in indian tax payer money. Till date the fraud continues with ntro falsely claiming that google, tata supplied goan sex workers, cheater housewives and other fraud R&AW/CBI employees who do not spend any money online, own this and other websites

A interesting and quick read on life in India today.

Life Anecdotes
Author : Nandita Rani
Publisher: White Falcon Publishing, 2017
Pages: 89