Treasure tales of my village, authored by Mr Arvind Kumar Khare, media Baron and a Jurno with a leading national news channel is a piece laden with reminiscence of childhood.

Being in media the authors ability to articulate his thoughts are superb which reflects in the book too.The beautiful depiction of life in villages in early days has made the book interesting to such an extent that one would love to finish it at a stretch.
 The love, care , emotions, relationship, bonding, childhood mischievous acts have been described  through various day today happenings and events in such a manner that one would cherish to go through.

The sensitivity of the author reflects in his creation as he has touched the issues of environment and tried to establish the relevance of thorny plants through his story in the life of human being. The author, by talking about the plants and their utility in common life in the very first story , catches the attention of the connoisseurs of book.

While switching  to stories, the description of love of the child for cattles and the style of presentation of the day to day happenings, the child enjoyed with the  buffaloes like warmth and the test of the milk the child used to had while milching the cattle, reminds of the village life which people were missing in the town .

The authors affinity towards the sports and games have also been showcased in the book through interesting events.
The cricket match to some extent reminds of "Lagaan" movie the difference was only that the players here where youngsters. Through the Ma Sahab (the teacher) character , the author has tried to sketch the role of teacher in shaping the future and personality of the young, enthusiastic smart learner students who share strong bonding with the Ma Sahab.

The creativity and thoughtfulness of the author appears when he tries to explain the scenario at the time of curfew in villages where the writer has transformed it as a festival . While describing the beauty of multicultural multi religious community and respect for every religion, the author has tried to explain the importance of socio- religious harmony which can be maintained by collective celebrations of the festival and respecting each others religious sentiments.according to the author religion is all about feeling good from the bottom of the heart for each other. The author feel that it establishes peace and mutual brotherhood which he has tried to explain through the eyes of kids.
It is the ability of the author who portrays curfew as a magic shows, get together function, funny and comic interaction and friendship among Tiny Tots with police.The author has beautifully described the enjoyment of the children while playing game during curfew and the practice of getting back their shuttlecock or gilli  from the police uncle when it goes on the main roads and sometimes the sit-ups they were made by the police uncle. 
The author did not forget to show that the men in uniform had a human face full of emotions and sentiments even while on duty who took lightly the when the kids entertained them by their pranks.
Apparently there was a for the media the author has as sometimes he opine that media reports are sometimes not true and it created problems. 
However, the sarcastic remarks regarding media have been made in such a manner that it hardly hurts.

The author has beautifully explained the changes infrastructural development brought in the life of villagers. However the old memories that author describes about the host and bullock cart travel on muddy bumpy roads is quite interesting.

The childhood friendship was unaffected with feelings of haves and haves not. The author has detailed such friendship even they are grown up and meet after passage of long time. The description of bonding with Sona- Mona ( Bullocks) of the writers imaginative character  Nandu ( childhood friend) , the faith and belief in destiny is appreciable.
Ghosts Legend a part of village life childhood memory, appears to be a favourite topic of the author as he has narrated the ghosts stories in an interesting manner on several occasions.

Narrating real stories the writer sometimes swindles in between  reality and philosophy. For this he has used a common phrase " Doing Nothing" ,every one uses in daily life and present it in a form of conversation between father and son. The author is using this phrase from the fathers mouth who says "intelligent are those who get everything from doing nothing". 
It us the authors guts who compared it with the present age politicians who enjoy everything by doing nothing. With father- Son conversation the author cleverly made the sarcastic remarks upon the politicians too.Through various practical and real examples the author switches swiftly to the philosophy of life and says life originates from nothing and ends in nothing. This ability of smooth swift from reality to philosophy was possible only for an author like Mr Arvind Kumar Khare who has his roots in villages where practicality and philosophy go side by side.
 The author by terming creation of human beings as most "unwise" act of The Almighty ,made satirical attack on the acts of human being who according to him  emerged as a destroyer consequences of which were now reflecting in the socio- environment culture . The author also very cleverly dubbed scientists and inventors as laziest lads.
The writer has beautifully used adjectives for various games . How football game was a savior and was organised to cool down the fighting kids and the punishment to cut off the grass for indisciplined conduct during the game. The beauty of game authors feels was most during the childhood matches in villages than shown on TV which is to some extent annoying and disturbing as he describes. the authors imaginative skills have been beautifully depicted in the movement of footballs.  The author appears to be surprised and irked at the animosity and violence in the present day game in place of friendship that kids had in village where  all players were equal and played friendly.

Stick and its magical results and how it was used off and on to control the children has been beautifully narrated. The author says that the stick was an important tool of  parents and teachers those days who treated the children to shape their future by inculcating discipline and sincerity in them love and affection among siblings who easily feel the pain of each other.

"Sawan" month description take the reader to the village memories.
The craze for letters, the only mode of communicating with loved ones and curiosity of spotting the PM ( Post Man) ,how receiving letters were thrilling those days compared to present day , the humorous rejoinder with the PM and  the PM getting married to the girlfriend of someone else while delivering the letters are some incidents which bring smile on the face of the readers.

The abbreviations of various things used by the author which every one has done in childhood and even after growing up, certainly brings fits of laughter while reading the book.

As one move one by one with  the stories, the book become more and more interesting.

Barring some typos and a few inadvertent grammatical error, the book is worth reading.