It’s not the length of a story that captures the reader, but the effect it has. A well written short story can be as effective as a novel, sometimes even more. Though novels rule the roost when it comes to books, I enjoy reading anthologies and short story collections as well, and am often impressed by the quality that some authors bring to the table. The stories in this collection by Neeru Iyer, ‘Of Bridges Among Us’, are quite impressive. They cover a range of emotions, situations, characters… the myriad colors of life.