Each of these twelve stories here are remarkable in their own way. They are stories from women like you and me, based in different places like Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Bangalore and Gangtok, who have drawn on their experiences from the places they have visited perhaps (or lived in) and woven them deftly into the stories they tell. They take us on a journey all around the world, really. They make us familiar with a place where we have not been to before, making it come alive with all the sight and sounds and a myriad other things that it almost feels like one has visited it many a time. Whether it is the newly-wed Bengali bride feeling out of place on her honeymoon in the story 'Other people's lives' by Anisha Bhaduri or an unusual obsession a working woman has, in the story 'Revelation' by Aprameya Manthena, one finds that the writing is so powerful that we get under the skin of the protagonist deeply. I visited Boston and walked by the Charles River with Belinder Dhanoa, without leaving my room, through her story 'A Boston Brahmin,' and I travelled to Madgaon and Canacona with Sheela Jayawant, much the same way in her story 'Yokemates.'