KOCHI: ‘The Secret Box : An Anthology of Stories’, penned by debutante author Savithri Sreenath, portrays different phases of human thoughts and emotions. The author who works as a Senior Sub Editor with ‘Travel and Flavours’ magazine, has stepped onto her career in writing through her blog ‘A Silent Voice’ in 2011. Her passion for writing is evident from her work. “Writing is the most honest form of expression,” she says.
The book, brought out by the Red Rose Publishing House, is a collection of thirteen stories that takes the readers along an extra-ordinary ride through the mundane lives of ordinary people. Through her simple and eloquent language, the author has been able to pull a few strings of the readers’ hearts.
The stories are mostly set in modern times, making it easier for the reader to switch roles with the protagonist. The connection that Savithri establishes with the past, present and future strikes the key point in all her stories.
From ‘The Lady in the Picture’, the first story, to ‘The Politics of Hate’, the last on the list, all the thirteen stories picture different kinds of love. Her stories showcase the soft and fragile sides of the heroes and the strong and powerful sides of heroines.
Through her writing, she conveys that there is a soft and maternal side to every father and a loving, yet fiercely protective side to every mother. She tells the readers that daughters can take care of the family as much as sons, and, sometimes, boys could be as helpless as girls.
‘The Secret Box’ is indeed a box full of secrets, surprises and excitement, that reveals the deep and unsaid thoughts and feelings of the characters.