Black, Grey & White by Santosh Avvannavar and Santosh I Biradar gifts its readers five fantastic short stories that has a common aim – to spread awareness about AIDS, the current social dilemma. It is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their solidarity for HIV positive people. AIDS is still considered a social stigma in some pockets. No one is spared from it – whether its young (black hair) or mid (grey hair) or old (white hair). The book is an eye opener for anyone who wish to see the wave of positive change in society. Everyone including the brave hearts Savita, Chintu, Mithali has the right to live with their head held high without fear of social ostracization. The book reminds us that life does not have to be like this. Hence, the time is ripe to act now with one’s sense and sensibility and break the myths.
Read on and be inspired, spread the awareness and extend a helping hand to HIV positive people. Just one day, that is World Aids Day (observed on December 1) is not enough to be cognizant of the cause…it has to be a continuous effort to be a harbinger of change in the society and protect it from the tentacles of stigma.
My rating: 4/5
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About The Authors
Santosh Avvannavar: Santosh started his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer. After his college education from NITK, Surathkal, he worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President while working at IISC, Bangalore. He has over twenty-five publications of mostly research documents in national and international journals. He has also authored sixteen conference papers and regularly writes articles for a national and worldwide daily paper. He also works as an advisor for different organizations.
He also dabbles in fiction writing and is the author of Adhuri Prem Kahaniya; Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero, Second Heart and Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview; Be A B.A.; Surrogate Author; Title is Untitled.
He likes to devote his personal time in writing for a website, namely the Amrita Foundation for HRD (www.amritafoundation.wordpress.com ). He has conducted seminars and training sessions for more than 40,000 people in India and abroad over the last seven years.
Santosh I. Biradar: Santosh is presently pursuing Bachelor’s in Social Work from J.G.College of Social Work, Bijapur affiliated to Rani Chennamma University. He is also the founder secretary of Chaitanya Organisation, Bijapur. He is also associated with Deshpande Foundation as a lead ambassador. He won ‘Best Reporter’ award in Youth for Development Program’s and ‘Best Education award’ from Deshpande Foundation for providing free computer training to the orphan children. He also volunteered various activities such as Google Inktalks, NSS (A special camp for Leprosy people), life skills for orphan children. He participated and evolved many school development programs for drop out children as well.