The short story is like a house of cards: one word more or less ,and the house topples down. Prakash Mahajan knows the architectonic secret of writing and end a story with a remarkable impact. True, he evokes the middle class world where the challenges and opportunities are both muted and subtle, but Prakash captures them with a keen sensitivity. For a debut collection 'The Man with a Balance' holds good promise.
Mr.Prakash Mahajan's short stories and memoirs make an interesting reading both for the texture of their themes and for the freshness of their language.
The book contains interesting memoirs having nostalgic effect as well as the fiction having varieties of subjects like the artists, music and love.
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