'Stories Varied' depict women's dilemmas in the Indian social milieu with ingenuous denouements.
While 'Ilaa's Ire' provides a contrasting picture of the woman of the day and the one of the yore, '201 Qualms' is about her predicament when torn between personal loyalty and public responsibility.
When "?" addresses woman's marital stress in an alien land, 'Cupid's Clue' leads to a rebound on extra marital strain.
Even as 'Autumn Love' enables woman discover the marital void in her life, 'A Touchy Affair' moulds her to accommodate the other woman in her man's life.
Just as 'Love's How's That" inflames woman's old flame, 'A Hearty Turn' brings her innate lesbian leanings to the fore.
If 'Love Jihad' helps woman to bridge religious divide with secular plank, 'Tenth Nook' brings about her marital gulf on the material ground.
While, 'Eleventh Hour' is about woman's lust for love, 'Twelfth Tale' underscores her zest for power.
These twelve stories, indeed all my fictional works, were born out of my conviction that for fiction to impact readers, it should be soulful rendering of characters rooted in their native soil but not the hotchpotch of local and alien caricatures sketched on a hybrid canvas.