Bodhgaya Global Dialogue

She asked insightful questions on the impact of being Indian on the book and the underlying thread of violence. Made me think!

The place called home

Home – the more I think,  it seems to be a phenomenon. Originating deep from within,  spreading in widening concentric circles, it keeps expanding its scope.

Interesting interview

We are moving towards a huge change in human life. I don’t have doubts about it anymore. The future will arrive much faster than we want to accept or can foresee.

A good read

Ascendance relies more on philosophical evaluation rather than action-packed occasions. It has a whodunit factor that answered to the thirst for mystery.

A chat about Ascendance

When I started out I had nebulous ideas about immortality, gender dynamics and the potential of technology to transform our existence. We are moving towards a huge change in human life – I don’t have doubts about it anymore.

An enjoyable review…

It is not easy to create a new world and terminology. One require to imagine the things and then wave it with possibilities and probabilities. The author did it quite well. The book remains true to its genre.


My target reader is 18 and up to infinity.

An interview about Ascendance

There is nothing ‘not normal’ about a sci-fi novel. It is a story set in a different setting that is all. The ingredients are all the same – characters, plot, conflict, resolution and climax. Writing a novel is an enjoyable and immersive experience, whatever be the genre.

Glimpses from launch of Ascendance

  What a fantastic book launch! Congratulations Sadhna Shanker. Terrific speech by the dynamic, articulate Kiren Rijuju. Future Prime Minister for sure! — Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) May 19, 2018