Urban Chronicles 2
One thing that I just can't get my eyes off is the wonderful illustrations. The stories are beautiful and has a message and deep meaning to it. The characters have been etched beautifully, worked around and it shows. There are some sadness in the first two stories but they open your eyes to a different dimension of life and the approach is wonderful. I wish you all the success with this book and am looking forward to the next ones.
- Usha Uthup, Popular Indian pop, filmi, jazz, and playback singer and Padmashree recipient.
In an age where time is a luxury and the reading habit is receding, graphic stories make messages easier to communicate.Nita Bajoria keeps it simple, with her empathetic and perspicacious view of life - a humane approach, even in criminality, that can forge unexpected bonds; living your dream every moment, without being burdened by the expectation of others (especially relevant in these times of loss due to Covid); finding yourself and others through rekindled relationships.
- Oindrilla Dutta, famous moderator and executive director (Open Doors)
Being a dancer, good art always attracts me. When I saw Nita’s book I was enthralled to find her stories in a comic book format. Reading this amalgamation of illustrations with such interesting short stories was a magical experience I will never forget. Urban Chronicles series have become my favourite and I will look forward to reading them.
- Tanusree Shankar, Famous Indian dancer and choreographer.
Urban Chronices 1
Urban Chronicles is a very well-written and perfectly illustrated book. I was hooked right from the beginning as the author has beautifully crafted all the characters with a intriguing stories. The book surely takes you to an enchanting journey. This was my first graphic novel and I must say it's imaginative, fascinating and thrilling. Cheers to the author for this wonderful effort!
- Anurag Garg, Author
Nita Bajoria’s stories are eloquent vignettes of alienation and ennui in urban existence, wonderfully brought to life in visual narratives that are arresting and appealing to readers across all ages.
- Pinaki De, graphic designer, comics scholar and co-editor, Longform Collective
"This book brings fresh insight to the urban life. The art of Mrs. Ramchandran is to look out for!"
- Vivek Goel, Sequential storyteller and publisher at Holy Cow Entertainment
The newest entry in the library of science fiction novels about Mars written over the last century and a quarter, is by Indian author Nita Bajoria. I highly recommend this interesting novel if for no other reason, then that it is different from the usual gadget driven, technology obsessed, or pure fantasy fare that is, in my view, all too common in science fiction today. MS Bajoria’s characters are real, fully developed human beings with all the complexities and contradictions that accompany their humanity. The reader will enjoy meeting them.
-Doug Turnbull, Award winning science fiction author, USA
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the beautiful language. The author has touched on a topic that we choose to ignore - the mass extinction of the human race, and the importance of exploring the possibility of setting up home on another planet. Dr. Albert Tyorkin starts experimenting such a mission, and the book takes us through the trials and tribulations of setting up the project, choosing the participants as well as dealing with objections from the media. By entwining the stories of the characters which are selected from different countries and backgrounds for this mission, Nita Bajoria has kept the reader engaged by their different backstories and reasons for wanting a one-way ticket to another planet. Touching and gripping.
- Anjali Mittal ( Author)
The future is Now. But in this parallel universe, the earth is on the verge of destruction? Does a plan B exist? And if the human race survives on another planet, is it destined to repeat the same mistakes? The leap is an intelligent, thoughtful book, searching for the deeper meanings of life, under the garb of Sci-Fi.
- Avik Chanda, Author