Name of Book – Black, Grey and White
“No one is spared from it.”
Authors – Santosh Avvannavar
Santosh I. Biradar
Blurb – This book gifts its reader’s five fantastic short stories that have a common aim – to spread awareness about AIDS. It is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their solidarity for HIV positive people. This book is an eye opener for everyone who wishes to see the wave of positive change in society. Everyone including the brave hearts Savita, Chintu and Mithali have the right to live with their heads held high without fear of social ostracization. Life does not have to be like this. The time is ripe to act now with one’s sense and sensibility. Break the myths. Come, be the change!
What Makes the Book Tick – As the year comes to end I wanted to end it with a social message and I am glad that I got the opportunity to do so through Santosh Avvannavar’s book. The blurb provides a good insight into what this book is all about. The 5 stories that the book is made up of, talk about different aspect of life – AIDS being the most dominant. Let’s look at the stories one by one!
Story 1 – Shahid –The Martyr
This story, which is written as a script, deals with Shahid and his search for Anjali a.k.a Neha. It talks about his social obligation and need to solve the mystery of Anjali and her husband. This story brings to the core myths surrounding AIDS and how fake doctors and people who use black magic prey upon others, especially children. I was heart-broken when I read this story and had tears in my eyes every time I visualized the young children who are victims of people who lack knowledge about HIV positive people or just want to make easy money.
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