Praise for My Books


"Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is a gifted writer of great promise. I have a gut feeling we have a new star rising in Punjab's literary horizon. She has an excellent command of English and a sly sense of humour."
- Khushwant Singh on The Long Walk Home

"An enjoyable tale of a sassy girl's headlong race up the corporate ladder."
- India Today on Earning the Laundry Stripes


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Award!

My current work-in-progress novel wins City College New York's 'The Jerome Lowell DeJur Award in Creative Writing (Fiction)'. 

After feeling faintly stunned, I was happy. But I have to admit, my strongest feeling is one of relief: there might be light at the end of the tunnel yet. 

This novel has challenged me, and continues to do so, and the award lets me tell myself 'Say not the struggle naught availeth' ...

Some pics from the award ceremony :)






Saturday, 8 April 2017

Arab Apathy and Trump Tantrum

What is wrong with the Arab world? When Assad gasses his own people, the Arab leaders are mute. When Trump launches missiles on Syria without any plan whatsoever on how he'll deal with its aftermath, the Arab leaders crow in praise.

Wars don't happen between nations, they happen between megalomaniacs, those near-sighted, dim-witted men who cannot see beyond their noses, whose hands are trigger-happy because they have to continually demonstrate that they are indeed in possession of functioning apparatus.

Meanwhile, there are babies to be buried and families to be mourned and scarce rations to be procured because the thing with life is that the living do not die with the dead - somebody has to bear the terrible burden of grieving with every breath.

It truly is an effed up world.