They'll Post Anything These Days by Kunal Sadana is a different yet riveting short book. It offers over 340 short to medium length posts that he scribbled on social media platforms over a period of time. The book indicates today one cannot deny that social media has become an integral part of our lives. It’s like mirror to our tenacity and thought process and at times circumstances that we go through. Since the early days of Orkut to mature evolution of Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr – it has been a fad to post anything on these social media handles to collect response and attention and much more. However, think it in other way, someone is writing or posting there to have that feeling of catharsis. Posting on social media is now a trending fashion, not an awkward job anymore.
So, this book brings the timeline of an author who used social media to publish a gamut of posts for a period as good as a decade. As one chugs ahead with the book, one gets a contemplative mood, and eventually gets set on a tour of retrospection and profound cogitation. The author starts posting from late 2008 to early 2019. Collecting so many varied posts to publish as a book is indeed a mammoth task and needed keen precision.
It is one rare book where one needs not to ask for its genre. It’s a fascinating collection of social media posts. Probably, it is one of the rarest or first books in India to come straight out of social media. Those who post regularly will find this book in good spirits. A close look reveals that when the author was young and bachelor, he posted more and consistently, but as he turned towards ageing and got married, it seems his social media priority was hindered by his dedication to his career and family. The book is full of high and low roller coaster ride of emotions, thoughts, tenacity, musings, observation, lamentation, etc. What so ever is the voice of the author, but he made sure that it didn’t hurt any one’s sentiments. The cleanliness is the USP of the book, and probably highly appreciated by readers. Posting anything on social media without much inclination, as a holistic person, is a tough proposition now as the world today is getting divided even on slightest pretexts. The book portrays that the person, Kunal Sadana, behind these postings is a good person with right balance of manners and grooming.
Anyone reading this book today may wish the author to continue similar postings on social media. They might set the author free from a burden but at the same time becomes stuff for someone’s inspiration and entertainment.
Nothing much can be said about the writing style, as it came from social media ocean. Well, here the author was free and casual in tone but he always tried to make sense. Yes, some of the posts were so personally attached or engrossed that deciphering any meaning would be tough. Overall, Kunal has that poetic touch with his collection.
“May the monk always stay old and the fisher always stay king! – (paying homage to my two favourite brands)”
Do you need any other example to know the dazzling caliber of the author? For more, do get the book from Amazon. It is easy to do!