Last week, Himani, a friend from school, currently the principal of NPS Yelahanka, invited me to do a reading for the senior classes. Did anyone know there was something called ‘World Reading Day’? So ‘No 9 ….’ was given a good airing. I read and chatted with classes 7, 8 and 9, and enjoyed how responsive, confident and participative this bunch of kids were. It’s a brand new school, but what felt really good was how well-stocked the library was. Way to go, NPS Yelahanka!

I realised that I’d missed posting the reviews of the book. Here are some. The first to appear was in the Deccan Herald School Edition.First review of No 9

Here’s a link to the review that also appears in Valsala’s blog ‘kidswanttoread’:

Here’s another one in The Hindu:


3 thoughts on “Reviews

  1. Anjani Malik

    Dear Madam,

    I’m Anjani Malik, pursuing M.Phil in English from GGSIPU.

    For the purpose of my degree dissertation which is to be submitted on 11th of November 2017, I chose one of your book, which is “No.9 on the shade card”.

    I would be grateful to you if you choose to help me to schedule an interview with you in person or by the means of email correspondence to ponder on the grave issue of gender socialisation and colorism in teens. I know you must be busy and I promise not to take a lot of time as I have already prepared a set of questionnaire on the same to dwell a little further.

    Hopeful for a swift response,

    Thank you,

    Best Regards,
    Anjani Malik

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