Salt and Pepper is a collection of 7 thought provoking short stories that make an attempt to touch the heart of the reader. In today’ s world where time has become a scarcity and maintaining relationships an art, the stories written here explores various emotions like sacrifice, love, hatred, and helplessness through its various characters in various forms. The emotions depicted in the stories add a tinge of colours in various shades and they add to the recipe called life.This is exactly a similar situation where in just as Salt and Pepper when added to food changes its taste altogether if in less amount or more. Sometimes addition of both ingredients in the right proportions creates a perfect recipe and if either one of them Salt or Pepper is added in excess or fewer amounts can alter the taste of is a recipe completely. All the stories are bonded together where in the common part are the range of emotions that are depicted and the characters while living out their lives on a daily basis also go through the turmoil that their adventures bring along with them. The characters are complex, intriguing and yet beautiful in their own way. A wife’s struggle and hard work for maintaining her pride and dignity intact.., A soldier’s sacrifice for his country and his family’s coming to terms with that, A sacrifice made by a young girl of her love without any conditions/strings attached, Story of 2 people in love being united again by fate under different situations, Misunderstanding between 2 people how it brings them closer to each other…..