Dog Send-The story of Simba: it warms your heart
Set in Mumbai, Dog Send-The story of Simba, by Gauri Sinh, is a wonderful story of a Labrador puppy that enters the life of a successful and striking journalist. Simba is a Labrador puppy that Gauri buys for her husband Chait, a man of few words but dedicated to his wife, his family, his rugby pals, his personal space and above all, his dogs.
Having grown up with pets, Chait wants a dog so Gauri finally relents, learning to make room for Simba who has a clear preference for Chait over her. As the months and years go by, Simba nuzzles his soft furry way into her heart, even as he insists on sharing the bed with Chait and Gauri.Simba pokes a pregnant Gauri in the eye, never obeys anyone but Chait, and shows a rather perilous affection for violent strays. When Gauri and Chait realize they are expecting a baby, Gauri is concerned. Will Simba be jealous of the little girl or will he show her the love he shows everyone so naturally?
A harrowing skirmish with death later, Gauri and Chait discover that nothing can ever come in the way of their lasting love for Simba. Dog Send-The story of Simba is a wonderful story of life and love in Mumbai, of friendships built around pets, of moving visits with pet psychics, of family ties, a narrative that creates a profound and genuinely enlivening picture of life. A story that is heartfelt, passionate, warm and deeply human.Gauri Sinh has penned a beautiful novel. Gauri was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. She graduated from the University of Mumbai with English and went on to emerge as a top-ten finalist in the Ms. India contest. She worked as a model briefly before marrying into Indian royalty. She then worked as Editor of the Bombay Times, the lifestyle and entertainment supplement of the largest-selling English broadsheet newspaper in the world, The Times of India, before taking a break to have her daughter. It was during this break that she wrote Dog-Send, the Story of Simba. Today she is Editor of After Hours, the second largest English broadsheet newspaper in Mumbai city and is once again covering stories on Mumbai - the city she knows and loves best. Dog Send-The story of Simba does not present India in shades of grey but presents a picture of true warmth, such as most Indians experience in their personal lives.
Dog Send-The story of Simba was unveiled by Sonam Kapoor on 25th October, 2010 at Kemps Corner, Mumbai.
A must read for everyone, specially dog-lovers.