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A Short Review of "Wind Chimes"

by Geetashree Chatterjee
(New Delhi, India)

Knowing Vimala Ramu has been an experience. Her blogs are a perky treat. Her perception of life is engaging and inspiring. Her humour is infectious. Her cheerful personality intrudes in everything she writes. Therefore, it was but natural that I’d be more than eager to read books written by her. I’ll first talk of Wind Chimes – a collection of eight short stories and eight equally interesting anecdotes from her life. It is part of a trilogy, Dew Drops and Rain Song, being the other two. Rain Song is unfortunately out of print.

The short stories, could have been a little more descriptive, but nevertheless convey amply the undying optimism of the writer in the face of desperation, in a very precise and straight to the point manner. The anecdotes are attention grabbing but again could have been a little more elaborate. But overall it is an engrossing and unputdownable read.

The book, published by Writers Workshop, has the unquestionable stamp of Prof. P. Lal - his indomitable spirit in bringing to limelight new, talented writers. The book leaves you wanting for more. Being a self declared ardent fan of Vimala Ramu, I have stalked her on the electronic page like a slimy sleuth.

I am as attracted to her blogs as I am towards her other writings. I hope she surprises us with a fatter volume of an anthology of her blogs strewn around in various sites including her own blog space so that I get another opportunity to pen a review of the same. For a more detailed review of the book Wind Chimes click on this link :

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Apr 06, 2011
Yes, you are right...
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

We have to learn so much from Vimala and her writings that one review is not enough.I hope she publishes a few books more....

Apr 05, 2011
by: Sneha

Vimala is an artist, she's a born creative persona. She writes with such gusto and passion, she can put us youngsters to shame. The most amazing thing is the consistency in each article, the vocabulary, seldom inflated...And just the experience.
Loved the way you've captured it in your column.

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