A Lot Like Love & Other Short Stories
“From America, New Delhi, Balasore, Cuttack and even at the barren land of Nabarangpur; unearth sagas of demands, indecisiveness, struggle, intensity, love and longing! A Lot Like Love & Other Short Stories reveals the human side of survival called Hope; hope on which every living being thrives, hope, which at times is also lost.
Stories travelling the test of time, characters infusing a blood of fire, this book brings to the readers, how deep and passionate life’s purpose can be, how in an insipid land of imagination, can connect with the most fertile of hearts.
Love adorns life!
“Her stories are deeply embedded in her Odia cultural moorings interspersed with Odia coinages, be it the term ‘Bou’ or about the Maoists of Nabarangpur.” The Pioneer
“…how stories characterized by dark humor, stark reality and romance can leave an indelible mark on the minds of readers.” Metro, The Telegraph
“Naik has penned a beautiful and haunting tale of two estranged lovers that enhances the value of this anthology.” India Blooms
“Naik’s prose is effervescent, especially when she is being herself in describing a character.” Merinews”
Nidra Naik is a writer of English prose and poetry. Being from the silver city of Cuttack, Odisha, she is one of the first Odiyas to pen down her work in English-fiction. Her first notable published novel titled, “The Bhubaneswar Times”, was published in 2013 by Leadstart Publishing Ltd. and has had mixed reviews from different media houses.
Belonging to one of the most prominent Oriya filmi families, she was also a freelance feature writer for an English daily in Bhubaneswar. In her leisurely hours, she loves to pet animals, sing, read and observe life closely.
She currently works and resides in Hyderabad with her husband, who she refers to as a terrific source of inspiration in all her stories!
Her second novel, “A Lot Like Love & Other Stories”, is a collection of six heart-wrenching, modern yet earthy stories, hailing from the neglected land of the east of India, Odisha.
You can reach her at:
Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm (Indian Standard Time)
Phone : +91 8080 33 66 88
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org