These 14 stories set in Bombay are stories of real life - street crime, physical, verbal abuse of women and suicidal thoughts and feelings. But don't think it’s all doom and gloom - there is hope and morality through many of them. This collection has changed my perceptions of India. We sometimes forget that people in countries and cultures, thousands of miles away, experience similar situations and feelings to ourselves. The author successfully incorporates Indian words into each story which makes for a refreshing read.