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

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Dilli, Dilwalaon Ki ...

A walk through Chandni Chowk can be illuminating... 

Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

Sis Ganj Sahib Gurdwara 

and Baptist Church nestling cheek by jowl, a hospital that caters to sickly birds, the framed photo of Pandit Nehru snuck in a grimy corner of a stall where jalebis are deep-frying, 

Heritage Havelis

Which house within them the old and the new ...

a Jama Masjid seemingly ensnared by electric wires, a monkey traipsing the overhead electric wires like some ersatz ballerina,

which opens to a breathtaking expanse inside ...

The verdure and expanse of Red Fort ...

 - but for the child who tags along, befuddled by the abrupt transition from stately Red Fort, ‘wonder what the fuss is all about’?

Chandni Chowk, where man, mammal, and multiple faiths meet, not collide.