PRLog (Press Release)
- Jun. 6, 2012 -
Puneeta is a gold medalist in Master of Education. She was actively involved in literary activities during her student life also. She taught at Kendriya Vidalaya and later at B.Ed College in Karnataka. In 1991, she left the job and took to full time writing. In the last 18 years, she has to her credit over 300 published short stories. Her short stories, articles, poems, plays have appeared in many magazines such as Women's Era, Femina, Swagat (Indian Airlines In-flight Magazine), Alive, Champak, and Children's World. Leading newspapers like 'The Times of India' and 'Deccan Herald' have published her short stories.
Santa Gets Bangalored and other stories is a caboodle of fifteen short stories. This collection has tales of over worked Santa, adorable Krishna, cantankerous principal, not so honest friends, bloviating colors, argy-bargy kids, contumacious bird, loony scientists and many more interesting real and make believe characters. Santa Gets Bangalored and other stories is a hilarious and heart-warming collection of tales for children aged 8-12 years. They will find the characters of their familiar world in the beautiful stories. The way Puneeta finds her characters act and react in the stories, is quite ‘childish’
, but hardly immature. Especially the school-children will find their classrooms, the formidable principal, typically ruthless class-teachers, and the school-friends in the stories. The friends are quite like those appeared in R. K. Narayan’s Malgudi stories. They are not innately well-behaved, innocent and studious. The author, masterfully, sensed the pulse of the typical school-children. Their little pranks add flavor to the narratives. Puneeeta seems, very well-known about the scientific thinking-process of the children. She deals with the otherwise complicated area of child-psychology, her own area of study.
Santa Gets Bangalored and other stories will cater to the basic demands of the children; a nice story, a delicate ending, a pleasing message, and after all, to feel familiar with the story. These demands are very well fulfilled in each story of the book. The author hopes, they will certainly like it.
Book: Santa Gets Bangalored
Author: Puneeta Khatri
Publishing Date: 2012
Publisher: Power Publishers