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Omana A collection of short stories

Author Name: Vanaja Pillai | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

An old and weary Omana flits in and out of multiple worlds as she grapples with a permanent state of confusion and memory loss. Sam begins her career with talent, and an unhealthy doze of anxiety. Tapsee recollects every moment of humiliation and anger, as she faces yet another situation where her boundaries are challenged. Gita is ready to divorce after a lifetime of a marriage. Young Valli tries to battle her English language deficiency on her way to big things. And Prabha struggles to strike a balance between her love for good food, and her love of God. 

As the world has changed over the last decade, women have come to face new challenges in addition to the old ones. This collection of fifteen stories acknowledges the problems and recognises the struggles - big and small. We have such a long way to go before our girls see a semblance of fairness in this world.

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Vanaja Pillai

Books and stories have always been an integral part of Vanaja’s life. In a career spanning 22 years in marketing and advertising, Vanaja considers her ability to build motivated and talented teams to be her biggest strength. As an extension of this passion for people and their growth, she continues to work towards a world, where women are well represented at every level and in every field, and younger women are enabled and empowered to live an un-discriminated and level-play life. She currently consults with the DDB Group on their women’s leadership and performance programs.

Vanaja graduated at the top of Delhi University in English Literature in 1996, and went on to study Management at the KJ Somaiya Institute in Mumbai.

She lives in Bangalore with her husband and pet dog, and enjoys experiencing the world through the refreshing senses of her two nieces and nephew.