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The Homing Pigeons: Not all love stories are perfect, but then, neither are people.

The Homing Pigeons: Not all love stories are perfect, but then, neither are people.

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Overview: The Homing Pigeons: Not all love stories are perfect

As the name suggests, homing pigeons always return to their mates, they may fly sky wide, but they will always return back to their home. Sid Bahri's The Homing Pigeons: Not All Love Stories Are Perfect, But Then, Neither Are People is one such story.

It speaks of the ups and downs life has to offer. Sid speaks of love, separations, divorce, career, lust, greed and more such sensitive dramatic topics. The story stars wherein Adithya, during the horrible recession period of 2008, is hit badly by it and is stuck in crossroads of unemployment and no money as to where to settle or what to do in life. This is when he meets an attractive person at a bar. As a few drinks go down, little does he know that he turns in to a male escort for the night. He then wakes up to a new job in Delhi. What has in store for Adithya is what Sid pens down in the most page- flipping manner, a debut novelist could write.

Sid also talks about a stepmother who completes her duties as the perfect mother by marrying off her step daughter. What fate has in store for her later is what The Homing Pigeon discusses in this engrossing book. The story revolves around the plot of how two lovers, who were once meant to be, cross paths and what destiny has written down for them happens.

Sid, who possess a corporate background, describes that he began writing the book back in 2008, but had kept it away to earn a living. But later realized writing is his passion and this is what he wanted to do, and hence have birth to The Homing Pigeons after conceiving it since then. Buy online, in paperback binding now. Book has the ISBN 10 number of 9380349912 and ISBN 13 number of 9789380349916.

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Language English
Publication Date March 1, 2013
Publisher Srishti Publishers
Contributor(s) Sid Bahri
Binding Paperback
Page Count 328
ISBN 10 9380349912
ISBN 13 9789380349916
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 13 cm x 1.9 cm x 19.7 cm
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  1.  Exemplary Writing 5 March, 2014 On
    I recently joined a course on Cousera called The Fiction of Relationships, where part of the course was to study classic works of fiction that gave great insight into relationships. But you know something? I felt I learnt so much more about the 'fiction of relationships' from this one book - The Homing Pigeons' than I did from the whole first book that we studied.

    This book. Is. Something Else.
    We work, in the hope that we will get a raise. We love, in the hope that we will find a soul mate. And we earn, in the hope that we will never have to work again.
    Its been a couple days since I finished this book, and I'm still reeling, and am having a hard time gathering my thoughts, so if this review is all over the place (I have a hunch it is going to be), then please forgive me, and check out the review on Pooja's blog On Books!, which I'm sure she'll be writing in a few days :)

    Im not going to go into the summary of the book like I usually do, because doing so would be giving away a bit, and that'll spoil it for you. Not only that, this book is so much more than the relationship between Aditya and Radhika. It delves into each of them as individuals and what they each bring into the relationship as a result of who they are, as themselves.

    Aditya is a young man, out of job as so many were during the recession, and so is pushed down to second place in the pecking order behind his wife. This rankles (obviously), so he spends most of his time outside the (hers, now) house. One one such outing, he gets completely smashed at a bar, and meets a beautiful stranger. That is where begins his journey into the sunken depths of society, where the rich come for satisfaction, and the service providers are relegated to the status of unmentionables. Aditya struggles (though not much) with himself in his decision to go down this path, but finally gives in, and soon after, starts seeing it as a kind of penance for his misdeeds.

    Radhika is a recently widowed 32 year old, who is finally free from all her obligations, now that her step daughter is married. She finds that she now has all the freedom that she craved for all those years under a man's thumb, but has nothing to devote herself to. Due to her 'not tragic by conventional definition, but still tragic' childhood, she is estranged from her family and is completely alone, save for her man Friday, Laxman. This gives her plenty of time for contemplation and self-examination, which is how most of the book is spent.

    Some of this story put me in mind of L M Montgomery's books. Radhika's background story reminded me a bit about Anne of Green Gables, with respect to Aditya, and her upbringing as well. Her Papa reminded me of Emily's (of the Emily series) father, with his soft affection for Radhika and that the book showed him as a quiet thinker.

    Around 100 pages into the book, you know what the climax (yes, this one has a climax. Very filmy like.) is going to be. But you still keep going, out of sheer human curiosity (really, this one will tease you so much!), if not for the wonderful, wonderful writing.

    And that brings us to the writing.

    People, okay, I'll be honest with you here. If this rating was purely for the storyline ALONE, it would get only a 3 star. But the writing! I swear, there hasn't ever been an Indian writer (for me) that has had such beautiful words that I have resorted to ear marking pages. And I did. Several, if fact. Most of the story is spent in retrospect, but not a moment is spent in tedium for the reader. The author's knack of using analogy is very interesting and only adds to his worth as a writer.

    I learned something through this book. When we hear of / see / read love stories, we're often happy for the couple. But what about the 'behind the scenes' action that went on before the happily ever after? It's not often that a book comes along with such severely flawed characters and is written in such a way, that you forgive them their sins at the end. That saying? 'The end justifies the means'? Very fitting over here, at least it was for me. I did not like a lot of the character's actions. The fact that at the end, I was ready to forget all of that, the reason for that lies solely with the author, and I applaud him for that.

    The author's interesting observations about life and people that he has worked into the story makes the reading experience real insightful.
    It was ironic that she had said what she had. I was immature enough to be in love and yet, mature enough to be married.
    India is still a pretty conservative country, and we are restrictive by nature. Things that are discussed in this book are not exactly drawing room conversation friendly, but the courage to pull this off, and not detract from the quality (there are , after all, people who take up controversial topics just to be 'bold', but have no substance in actuality), is a mean feat, at which Bahri has succeeded remarkably.

    From the sea of mostly mediocre Indian fiction today, The Homing Pigeons stands out for its daring heart and exemplary writing.

    Bottomline: Read it for the exemplary writing of an Indian author.
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  2.  A Strong Backbone Differentiates A Human Being From Jellyfish 2 November, 2013 On

    Book Review: The Homing Pigeons: A Strong Backbone Differentiates A Human Being From Jellyfish

    The Homing Pigeons by Sid Bahri has been written in a dual, parallel narrative manner with the two leads Aditya and Radhika, narrating about their individual life in this 318 pages interestingly written fiction love story. Sid has a tremendously strong and engaging writing style. The reader gets totally engrossed and hooked into the individual life of the two lead characters of this novel - Aditya and Radhika, that crosses each other not once, not twice but thrice. The tag line 'Not all love stories are perfect; but then, neither are people' rightly fits into the strong story line of The Homing Pigeons' written by Sid Bahri.

    Sid has been able to fill in some reality factors into the story by taking into account the riots that happened countrywide post Indira Gandhi's murder due to which many Sikh families changed their names altogether to reflect them as non-sikh Hindu. Similarly Sid has taken recession as a major factor that impacts the life of Aditya in a very big way changing the whole direction of his life. Aditya was a sikh boy when Radhika from a distant location joins her college in Chandigarh for studies in Accounts.

    Radhika's English is as bad as Aditya's accounting knowledge. Both silently start loving each other but neither dared to disclose it to other and get busy into their individual journey after passing out from the college.

    All of a sudden a negative wave against Sikh community in the country, Aditya's family business that was flourishing well, gets looted and destroyed totally, during the riots, that results in change of name of the family to Sharmas and thus Aditya Sharma name evolves. Circumstances, in the lives of both Aditya and Radhika, unite them in Delhi when they join Citi Bank as trainees. Once again the love between the two flourishes but again did not materialize as

    Aditya's parents did not agree to marry him to an out of caste girl and also belonging to a low standard family.

    Overall this engrossing story of The Homing Pigeons written by Sid Bahri revolves you around Aditya and Radhika, in their own narrative style. You, as a reader become an integral part of their ups and downs, their happiness and sorrows, their struggle within, their fight outside, their individual tracks and their tracks crossing each other's from time to time. Grab it to enjoy this fantastic, and an altogether different kind of love story.
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