"Here comes a compilation of 40 short stories by Meena R Chandawarkar and Santosh Avvannavar that uses The Umbilical Cord as a metaphor to bring social awareness and intends to draw the reader’s attention towards the society. The stories in this book revolve around love, forgiveness, empathy etc. as society is a cobweb of relationships. There is something for everyone in this book. Read on to find out which ‘cord’ is closer to your heart, as the Umbilical Cord is an attachment that remains forever…the name says it all…"
“Umbilical Cord, A cord that remains, always, in many ways..” the title of this book itself is an open window about the direction in which all 40 short stories are written. In this book the immense talent of Meena Chandawarkar & Santosh Avvannavar has been showcased in their writing, all these short stories will ultimately make you think about the cords we shouldn't forget to have with people & god, the qualities which every human should possess in order to make this world a better place to live for our present & future generations.
My most favourite pick from all the 40 stories is ‘25th Year’ which is a conversation between two characters Sarah & Joseph which is taking place at a quiet beach & it’s their 25th anniversary! It seems like simple loving conversation until the last part of the story & it would blow your mind!! I totally recommend everyone to read this one, it’s a simple yet beautiful read..