‘Good News’ by Kathakali Mukherjee is a lovely, little story that follows from an ordinary middle-class boy’s admission to one of the prestigious engineering colleges of India. The reaction of his mother, his relatives, neighbours, friends and extended family members is something we have seen all too often in India: the rabid curiosity to know what happened, the cynical assessment of the result, the unwilling acceptance of the news, the unnecessary analysis…! The story is light-hearted and fun to read. Very relatable, too. I think all of us have faced this situation at one point of time or the other and I am sure the readers are going to like it.