He says, he wasn’t too keen to do this review, but I am more than glad that it he did it! I realized so much from this review that i cannot thank you enough, Anand! He says in his own words…

I’ve been putting off writing this review,  because  I don’t like what I want to say about the book. I don’t like being harsh and the book should be read widely, but I am harsh in my review and now, getting ahead of myself.

I am loving it when people say that it strikes them that they have read these stories before. I don’t know why it’s considered to be negative? My attempt is indeed to make you think through stories of all those voices you have heard before. This is my first step towards social consciousness, what is yours?

My stories are based on research of two years and i know what he means when he says the following, hence I smile, for that is exactly a hidden reality I want to highlight subtly –

There is a reason we refer to extreme imagery associated with development work as “poverty porn”. In their quest to draw the attention of the world to the horrors poor people suffer, they end up robbing the poor of dignity. As far as fund-raising goes, photographs of hungry naked kids do work, but at what cost?

But Anand, you do make a good point in making me decide my next step, in making me wonder now that I have raised so many voices, how do I act to make a difference and I cannot thank you enough for that!

I know my words are lost in your plentiful world but yours are welcome in my budding authorship era, for they shall surely make me grow to be a better one! 🙂

Full Link: http://anandphilip.com/too-crowded-a-book-review/

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