More Review of ‘She: Ekla Cholo Re’


She: Ekla Cholo Re has opened to good rave reviews so far. We thank the reviewers and have tried to compile the reviews for our readers to know about the book.

‘… And the twist at the end was a classic one.’- Nandhini (Rating ★★★★) Further reading visit – blog

‘For the first in my life, I have a read a book without putting it down and completed it on one go’ – Sr. Victoria (Rating ★★★★★)

‘She’ is a wow!
Something that takes you into the lines and scenes.Thoughts and connectivity of the conversation has conveyed clarity to the readers about the book.
A short-movie or a documentary in the form of paper that hits your back to remind you that it was a story so far yet sending a prompt message to think and feel.The setup of the story has to get an appreciation that truly provides a platform forinteresting climax. – Shilpa Patil (Rating ★★★★★)

“..the book is a bold step towards social awareness and discussing a few things which are still considered taboo in the society.” – Maniparna (Rating ★★★★1/2) Further reading visit – blog

“…As I keep saying about the author’s book, it is a quick read and hardly demanding any time of yours but this time around the book comes with a good story that will for sure keep you glued till the end” – Merril Anil (Rating ★★★★1/2) Further reading visit – blog

She is an attempt to search for one’s identity irrespective of all odds. What makes it unique are it’s two most important aspects – the protagonist (Kusum) and Tagore’s song, Ekla Cholo Re. The identity of the protagonist is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket because of our social conditioning. We normally do not give ‘social sanction’ to ‘such’ people because we ‘pretend’ that they do not exist, albeit for our own convenience. So, when a person like Kusum decides to move on with her life despite all odds, it deserves a special mention, indeed. As the editor cum reader of this book, I grew with Kusum each day in complete awe as she drew inspiration from Tagore’s Ekla Cholo re song to be her true self each time she was struck with a heavy blow.  – Rajashree Ghosh, Editor of She (Rating ★★★★1/2)

Simple language, easy to read, subject is dealt that could connect any reader. Though seemed filmy at moment but story was unpredictable with an interesting end that made me feel ‘surprised’! I rate it 5 out of 5! -Parveen Shaikh, Research Scholar, Dept of Social Work, KSWUV (Rating ★★★★★)

‘She’ is amazing! – Jyothi Byahatti (Rating ★★★★★)

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Blurb: Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.

Testimonials

“She is one of the finest book to read” – Sujeeth Kumar, Project Manager, MNC Bengaluru 

“A story often untold. Appreciate the team for presenting She in the best possible harmonious way!” – N K Narasimhan, CEO and Co-Founder, Nascor Technologies, Bengaluru 

“Don’t miss the ending!” – Raghunath Babu Are, Employee at Microsoft, Bengaluru

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Reviews of ‘She: Ekla Cholo Re’


She: Ekla Cholo Re has opened to good rave reviews so far. We thank the reviewers and have tried to compile the reviews for our readers to know about the book.

‘She’ is a wow!
Something that takes you into the lines and scenes.Thoughts and connectivity of the conversation has conveyed clarity to the readers about the book.
A short-movie or a documentary in the form of paper that hits your back to remind you that it was a story so far yet sending a prompt message to think and feel.The setup of the story has to get an appreciation that truly provides a platform forinteresting climax. – Shilpa Patil (Rating ★★★★★)

“..the book is a bold step towards social awareness and discussing a few things which are still considered taboo in the society.” – Maniparna (Rating ★★★★1/2) Further reading visit – blog

“…As I keep saying about the author’s book, it is a quick read and hardly demanding any time of yours but this time around the book comes with a good story that will for sure keep you glued till the end” – Merril Anil (Rating ★★★★1/2) Further reading visit – blog

She is an attempt to search for one’s identity irrespective of all odds. What makes it unique are it’s two most important aspects – the protagonist (Kusum) and Tagore’s song, Ekla Cholo Re. The identity of the protagonist is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket because of our social conditioning. We normally do not give ‘social sanction’ to ‘such’ people because we ‘pretend’ that they do not exist, albeit for our own convenience. So, when a person like Kusum decides to move on with her life despite all odds, it deserves a special mention, indeed. As the editor cum reader of this book, I grew with Kusum each day in complete awe as she drew inspiration from Tagore’s Ekla Cholo re song to be her true self each time she was struck with a heavy blow.  – Rajashree Ghosh, Editor of She (Rating ★★★★1/2)

Simple language, easy to read, subject is dealt that could connect any reader. Though seemed filmy at moment but story was unpredictable with an interesting end that made me feel ‘surprised’! I rate it 5 out of 5! -Parveen Shaikh, Research Scholar, Dept of Social Work, KSWUV (Rating ★★★★★)

‘She’ is amazing! – Jyothi Byahatti (Rating ★★★★★)

SHE

Blurb: Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.

Testimonials

“She is one of the finest book to read” – Sujeeth Kumar, Project Manager, MNC Bengaluru 

“A story often untold. Appreciate the team for presenting She in the best possible harmonious way!” – N K Narasimhan, CEO and Co-Founder, Nascor Technologies, Bengaluru 

“Don’t miss the ending!” – Raghunath Babu Are, Employee at Microsoft, Bengaluru

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Buy Links : Amazon ; Pothi

Dr Shayan Haq Interview, Author of She: Ekla Cholo Re


Shayan Haq
Welcome to the interview of ‘She: Ekla Cholo Re’, author Dr. Shayan Haq!
Q1 : Why did you choose a topic like ‘She’ that is still considered as a taboo in our society?
Views: I found and still finding this topic interesting! As far my understanding goes there is enough space that is available to deal ‘human sexuality’ in justifiable manner. Often I felt its projected pity, venerable, sexual craving or unclear at times. In simple way to say, characters like ‘Kusum’ are more shown negative rather than positive. They are often treated as inhuman.
Q2 : What are the strengths of your book?
Views: First of all, there is inspiration to the book and that too also from a great poet Rabindranath Tagore. His inspiration towards people through his ideas, thoughts, and simplicity has been amazing to me. His thinking towards the women through stories has been forward (progressive) that made me feel wow! He talked about social injustice, and equality that time. This reflects a person can be progressive anytime in the life. I feel there is no dearth of writers who are regressive but progressive writers like Rabindranath is required. ‘She : Ekla Cholo Re’ is one of such milestones to us!
Secondly, We, doctors see a lot of patients. We see the sufferings of people. We not only treat physical problems but as well psychological problems that is often helps the patients to recover faster than otherwise. I have seen cases like ‘Kusum’, unfortunately cannot disclose or openly talk about such cases. I have tried to put such stories through Kusum in the book and its right from the bottom of heart!
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Q 3 : The book seem to be have an interesting end and it seem that there is part 2 to it. Am I right?
Views: Yes! definitely part 2 is in the process with progressive approach. Its going to be positive again with an interesting end!
Q 4 : As I read the book, I felt it has a potential to become a movie or at least one serial like Rabindranath Tagore’s story. What are your views to it?
Views : (Smiles) Depends on the person who would pick it up! Yes, I see there is potential in the book.
Q 5 : According to you, why should someone pick the book?
Views : Kusum’s story is neither shown in TV or movies that is dealt in positive manner. He may be he, she or transgender – they would get a positive message through Rabindranath Tagore song Ekla Cholo Re from the book.
Q 6 : Could you say ‘She’ story in few lines?
Views : (Smiles) Inspiring story about a person who has suffered, he or she doesn’t have any control in the hands of society. Despite of all the shortcomings ‘She’ finds and make a way for herself through her inspiration, a national poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Thank you Dr Shayan Haq!

Co-author of ‘She: Ekla Cholo Re’ Note


SHEAn idea could trigger off to become a book She: Ekla Cholo Re is still amusing to us! It has been a great journey of writing a story that is often ‘unsaid, presented in a face-lift way’! The book is set to launch on 24 Oct 2015. We also like to thank you all for the promising reviews and feedback! We are trying to evolve and seek your guidance to do so! Dr. Shayan Haq (author of She) has been instrumental in bringing the story in a harmonious way. His childhood experience at Bengal was handy in picking the scenarios. Rajashree Ghosh editor of ‘She’ gave a patient hearing on the idea initially and the story latter. She gave a Midas Touch to bring right Bengali context in the missing parts of the story. Authors’ take this opportunity to thank her for the contribution! I personally feel She: Ekla Cholo Re would be a worth a thing to ponder over after the quick read!

Blurb: Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.

Author of Title is Untitled ; Black, Grey and White ; Surrogate Author ; Umbilical Cord ; Second Heart

Testimonials

“She is one of the finest book to read” – Sujeeth Kumar, Project Manager, MNC Bengaluru 

“A story often untold. Appreciate the team for presenting She in the best possible harmonious way!” – N K Narasimhan, CEO and Co-Founder, Nascor Technologies, Bengaluru 

“Don’t miss the ending!” – Raghunath Babu Are, Employee at Microsoft, Bengaluru

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Buy Links : Amazon ; Pothi

She : Ekla Cholo Re


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Blurb: Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.

Testimonials 

“She is one of the finest book to read” – Sujeeth Kumar, Project Manager, MNC Bengaluru 

“A story often untold. Appreciate the team for presenting She in the best possible harmonious way!” – N K Narasimhan, CEO and Co-Founder, Nascor Technologies, Bengaluru 

“Don’t miss the ending!” – Raghunath Babu Are, Employee at Microsoft, Bengaluru

Facebook Page : Click Here

Second Heart Book Review by Solomon Manoj


Solomon Manoj rated a book 4 of 5 stars
‪#‎SecondHeart‬ by Dr. Sandeep G Huilgol & Santosh Avvannavar

Second Heart
Second Heart

Let me start the review with an apology note to the author who was kind enough to send me a copy in exchange of a review.

Second Heart is an anthology of five fictional stories that deals with various misconceptions that surrounds Kidney also known as Second Heart.

We don’t focus much of Kidneys as much as we do for other vital organs such as heart or brain. As of 2013 17% of urban Indians have kidney disease ( the numbers might have drastically increased), out of which 6% had stage III, which needs medical attention such as dialysis or transplant. The shocking finding is that most of them were not aware of it till reached a chronic stage or have undergone any kidney fuction test (Source: Times of India)

The book provides an insight of the fuction of Kidneys, the reasons/symptoms of diseases and also on pros and cons of dialysis and transplant. The language is simple without much of medical jargons which helps even the lay man to understand.

As always the writings are backed up with data to emphasise the importance of the subject. Doctor’s dairy- a note at the end of each story gives a glimpse of observation of doctors and few do’s and don’ts.

Do give it a read if you want to be aware of your Second Heart.

Reviews: Reviewer 1 ; Reviewer 2 ; Reviewer 3 ; Reviewer 4 ; Reviewer 5 ; Reviewer 6 ; Reviewer 7 ; Review 8

Book Release: NH City, Bengaluru ; With Dr. Devishetty

Media: Link 1

Second Heart Contestant: Link 1

Order Personal Copy: Amazon Ebook ; Amazon Paperback

Other Interview’s: Author Interview 1 Author Interview 2 Author Interview 3 Author Interview 4

Author’s other writings are – The Departing Point I Black, Grey and White I Surrogate Author I Be a B.A. IGet a Job WITHOUT an Interview I Adhuri Prem Kahaniya I Second Heart I Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero I Title is Untitled