If you haven’t read Shoba, I suggest you do.
Her grace comes from being fallible, being one amongst us. She writes with insight and blends personal vignettes into almost all her work. She writes with humor and love on most topics and never puts herself above the character or situation. It is this empathy combined with her inherent humanism that shines through in her writing.
Shoba sees the universe in a grain of rice and is able to shed light on macro issues through a micro lens. She tackles big subjects through amusing everyday anecdotes. Her strength lies in focusing her laser-like attention on commonplace events, incidents and situations and then parting the veil so that we walk through to the other side.
It is this ability to enjoy complex people with all their frailties and contradictions– and letting us see this, all with a light touch– that make her writing so enjoyable. Her descriptions along with her understanding and empathy make the reader fall in love with her subjects, no matter what they are.
Like I said, if you haven’t read Shoba, I suggest you do.”
Quote from a reader.