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

Friday, 21 December 2012

Ending The Year On A High!

And so, another year approaches the time of that baby's arrival, who lay in a manger and was visited by magi, with all the accompanying festivity...

This is also the month when Ghalib was born in Agra 215 years back.

And this is the month of reflection. Of counting our blessings and saying thank you. Thank you Mirza Nausha for your incomparable poetry, but for which I'd never have learnt to weigh words. As you were prescient enough to say, Hui muddat key Ghalib mar gaya par yaad aata hai - your shayari offers the gift of comprehending life; its essence is life itself.

It's been a good year - a year in which I launched one book in the market and finished writing the first draft of Book 2 of the planned trilogy. A year of hard work, much fun, travel, family and happiness.

To cap off a cheerful year, my Publisher sent me this review of The Taj Conspiracy that appeared in several Indian newspapers yesterday. It is a great feeling to have your book in the news and being reviewed when it has been in the market for over 7 months. Especially when the review is the kinda every writer yearns for: "Erudite Manreet Sodhi Someshwar has laced the thriller with vignettes of history and art... With a backbone of solid research and an easy read, the book is a winner."

 Here's wishing all of you much happiness and love and luck and good health in 2013! And here's to great books, much reading and wondrous gleaning from the ocean of words you shall dive into.


  1. Hi Manreet,

    What a lovely way to end the year on a high. Congrats on the fabulous review. Looking forward to reading your book. :)


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    1. Thanks Jay! And when you do read the book, do write back and let me know what you thought.

  2. May the coming year be equally fruitful :)

    1. Thank you for your very generous wish! And may the same come to you :)

  3. Congrats Ma'am for the success you had in 2012 .. and may god keep it coming in 2013 as well ..

    wish you and all in family a very happy new year!