Wednesday, September 19, 2012

THE STOPOVER: Book that brings together India, Fiction, Travel and Photography

A couple of weeks back I got a mail asking me to review a new kind of travel and photography book. Along with the mail was a soft copy of a portion of the book and some other relevant reading material. The book was titled ‘THE STOPOVER’ and aimed to bring together travel, fiction, photographs and India. Generally I don’t do such book reviews, but since all of these were areas that I am really passionate about, I decided to read the trailer copy and boy did I find it interesting!!

”We all know that a photo speaks more than a thousand words, but if there is a story to go with it, we feel it, get completely entrenched in it and to the extent that we believe we are a character in the story. THE STOPOVER is such a smooth fusion of visuals and fiction, which allows the reader to feel the travels through these four pristine and lesser known places of India. After all, it is never about the destination, but the journey that has an effect on all the six senses”.

The Stopover is a book that has been co-authored by two travel lovers, Ram Prakash and Deepa Pinto. This book tries and brings together their experiences through vivid stories. These stories are built around 4 key destinations of India: Ladakh, Channapatna, Ooty and Chennai that are in turn complemented by beautiful pictures that aim to captivate the reader.

I was sad that I got to read only a portion of this interesting travel and photography book, but this makes me eager to read the entire book as soon as it hits the bookstores. I am sure you are interested to know more about this book and wish to grab a copy for yourself. To know more about this book, its stories and its publishing date, do look up ‘The Stopover Book Facebook Page’.

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