Author: Nikita Lalwani
2 Peg Ke Baad brings together 14 short stories that happened after 2 pegs, in an
inebriated state. World’s greatest stories are created when people are high –
masterpieces are painted, universal truths are realised, models on billboards are
befriended, lovers are united, butts are kicked, confessions are made, and
relationships are sorted.
The book started as a blog with people from across the world sharing their
stories, ideas, confessions and beliefs, and the elixir of the 14 best stories is here
to reveal what lies beyond a conscious mind.
Though the book does not intend to encourage drinking alcohol in any sense,
here’s to celebrate every emotion that kicks after a few pegs. Cheers!!
This book is an anthology of short stories, which basically deals with the kind of things one might do “2 peg ke baad”.
The stories range from your regular love stories to those that touch on social issues. My favourite story was “Epilogue” that dealt with the Hijra Community.
Basically, each story starts with the main character giving their view point on the topic and then we, as readers, get to read their story in order to find out why they think such. Which made reading it all the more interesting.
While there were some quotable quotes like the introduction that starts with:
“My mother always said, “After two pegs, nothing can go right.” But I feel the world’s most interesting stories surface only after two pegs.”
Some of the stories were pretty simple and the writing style could have been a bit better. The introduction to each story was bang on, but once the story started, the writing became quite mundane.