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  • “‘Vihang Naik has written with honesty and with a shared vision among the fellow poets. And, as a poetry reader, I can certainly see across that pain – what does a poet feel most of the times while ‘making a poem’ happen on the paper.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : by Active Reader for Active Reader
    : activereader.in | Submitted On September 15, 2018 
    (https://activereader.in/poetry/making-a-poem-by-vihang-naik-review)

  • “‘Making a Poem’ by renowned literary gem Vihang Naik is a collection of beautifully woven poems that subjectively defines the poet, poem and the readers…To this thought provoking collection of poems, I give a 4 star rating. Recommended to all.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : by Simran Kaur for BUZZ Magazine
    : buzzmagazine.in | Submitted On September 02, 2018 
    (https://buzzmagazine.in/book-buzz/book-review-making-a-poem-by-vihang-a-naik.html)

  • “Making a Poem is a collection which will keep the readers alive in the temporal paradise for at least 2-3 hours.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : by Avinash for Indian Book Lovers : indianbooklovers.in | Submitted On August 12, 2018 (https://indianbooklovers.in/poetry/making-a-poem-by-vihang-naik-review)

  • “‘To conclude the review of Making a Poem by Vihang Naik, I can only add that the poems are very well-composed and they display the modern life which has mostly been taken over by a mark of hurry and dismay. You will find in his poems a tone of pessimism as well as a hidden zeal which inspires you to keep burning! .” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : by Anu for Book Reviews Web for BookReviewsOnline
    : bookreviewsonline.in | Submitted On July 30, 2018 
    (https://www.bookreviewsonline.in/2018/07/making-poem-by-vihang-naik.html)

  • “Making a Poem is about sentiments, about love, about feeling, about poem and about poetry…One meaning is clear and evident, which most of the readers will see – the surface value. However, there might be several inner meanings and layers in the poems which will demand a quick understanding of facts and ideas.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : by Surabhi for Book Reviews Lab : bookreviewslab.com | Submitted On July 27, 2018 (https://bookreviewslab.com/poetry/making-a-poem-by-vihang-naik-review/)

  • “Pick up Making a Poem if you are looking for something strikingly unusual in your reading. You may also choose to pick the book if you want to add diversity to your poetry reading. The book is highly recommended to those who want to understand and appreciate the process of poetry writing.“ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By By Sankalpita : BookGeeks.In | Submitted On July 23, 2018 (https://www.bookgeeks.in/making-a-poem-vihang-a-naik-book-review/)

  • “ All in all, I am impressed by the choice of words of the author and i recommend it to everyone who really wants to understand the fundamentals of “Making a Poem”..“ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By Mohit Goyal| Submitted On April 08, 2018 (https://peculiarindian.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/book-review-making-a-poem-by-vihang-a-naik)

  • “ Every poem is another chapter of a poets life on how they write and put down a poem the struggle, the ease, the absent, the forgotten poem. The poems say alot in less words that is the beauty. This book will not let you down it is must for every poetry lover. One will relate to alot of poems. All the poems are beautiful and easy to understand. The imagery formed by each poem is really blissful.overall-5/5.“ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By ofthingsweneversay| Submitted On March 14, 2018 (https://ofthingsweneversay.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/making-a-poem-by-vihang-a-naik)

  • “You cannot deny reading the poems in a sequence because they are short, succinct and all meaningful. About the meaningfulness of the poems, I will say that it’s up to you – how do you want to interpret the poems? The poems by Vihang are like that lonely vast field which invites players of all the sports without being biased and specially designed for a specific sport only!.“ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By Team : FeaturedBooks , India | Submitted On July 08, 2018 (https://featuredbooks.in/poetry/making-a-poem-by-vihang-naik-review)

  • “Coming to the practical aspect of his poems, let me admit that Vihang’s poems are not everybody’s cup of tea as he is a senior poet, though being contemporary. His poems are like the myriad, the monstrous giants ‘so far so good’ fitted into the tiny stuffed toys for kids. In very few lines, he often says a lot.“ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By Rupesh : IndianBookCritics , India | Submitted On July 01, 2018 (https://indianbookcritics.in/poetry/making-a-poem-vihang-naik-review)

  • “Naik’s “Making A Poem” is certainly a pathbreaking one. Kudos to the writer for chosing poetry to eke out a manual of how to create a poem. He could have easily chosen the more conventional way of prose to convey his message but he didn’t. And that’s where the success of the creator lies.“ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By Argha Ghosh : SpectralHues , India | Submitted On June 22, 2018 (http://www.spectralhues.com/books/book-reviews/making-poem-review)

  • “What first caught my attention is the cover of the book having poet’s poise image with intense black background. What I liked the most about this book is, usage of lucid language and short verses. The poet has adroitly used figures of speech, his words seems to come alive. The beauty of these poems are, most of them are open ended for readers to draw the conclusion further. “ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By Dinesh : India | Submitted On June 22, 2018 (http://danishview.blogspot.com/2018/06/book-review-of-making-poem.html)

  • “The poet ushers that emotional wing of imagination is finding solace in the book and pen. Inevitable exasperation of ‘city-cacophony’ rests within serendipitous pages of the poem. “ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By Abhishek Das : SpectralHues , India | Submitted On June 22, 2018 (http://www.spectralhues.com/books/book-reviews/making-poem-review)

  • “Making a Poem is the most beautiful poem in the book which ecstatically talks about how poetry takes its form. Personifications like Words bare themselves, the dance of the blank ink and little light, the pen has to slide making a line adds cherry on the top. The poet has very artistically spoke more than his words.. “ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By Naaz Farha : India | Submitted On June 22, 2018 (http://naazfarhaa.blogspot.com/2018/06/book-review-of-making-poem.html)

  • “Although some of the poems in City Times and Other Poems may prove too dense or abstract for any but the hardiest and most experienced of poetry aficionados, Naik’s collection will ultimately prove a delight to any reader looking for a profound and thoughtful collection of poetry. “ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : By Veronica L Alvarado : USA | Submitted On January 12, 2016 (http://ezinearticles.com/?City-Times-and-Other-Poems&id=9285925)

  • “Self Portrait is one of the special sections of City Times and Other Poems because for the first time that an artist appeals the artist inside every individual to envision themselves in the blank pages.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By editors at website www.vowelor.com(http://www.vowelor.com/book/city-times-and-other-poems-vihang-naik-review)

  • “‘City times and Other Poems’ by Vihang A. Naik are economically voluminous in character. He uses very less words but says abundantly more than necessary to inspire you.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Carlos Luis at his website UNbetableCOmbi(http://www.unbeatablecombi.com/blog.aspx?Id=225)

  • “all these will leave an intoxicating effect with cascading thoughts on readers mind after finishing it..” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By – MLK’s Adda at website MlksAdda(http://mlksadda.com/vihang-a-naiks-new-book-city-times-and-other-poems-gets-rave-reviews)

  • “To all those who are a poetry fan can surely pick this book as it will reach directly to your hearts.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By – Nikita Ranga at her blog NikitaRanga(https://nikitaranga.in/2016/12/21/book-review-city-times-and-other-poems)

  • “each poem will make you think what all interpretations could be made out of it. But since all the poems are based on common nature scenarios, interpreting them if at all is only going to be interesting, never hard like the classic poets.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Madhulika at her bolg MindPickels (https://mindpickles.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/book-review-treat-city-times-and-other-poems/)

  • “It indeed takes a great imagination to express a deeper level of thoughts and ideas in just a bunch of words and you can see in this anthology how the poet succeeded in doing so.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Anmol singh at his blog arudhasou(https://arudhasoul.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/city-times-and-other-poems-vihang-a-naik-book-review)

  • “‘Adding icing to the cake point was that the author has used such an easy language that I was able to understand all the poems in a go. Not only me, but any person picking up this book would understand and completely enjoy reading it.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Nidhi at her blog iWriteNidhi (https://iwritenidhi.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/city-times-and-other-poems)

  • “An impressive writing style coupled with expression of deep real life thoughts makes it a great read and easy to relate.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Sanjana Radhakrishnan at her blog ToGusto (https://togusto.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/city-times-and-other-poems-vihang-a-naik-book-review/)

  • “All in all, City Times And Other Poems is a beautiful work in poetry section and one of the few anthologies which you should not miss.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Ravi Gurunani at his bolg RaveeChoicesofThoughts (http://raveechoicesofthoughts.blogspot.in/2016/11/book-review-city-times-and-other-poems.html)

  • “The language used by the poet is simply amazing.” -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Addhaya Anil at her blog ShiningReviewer (http://shiningreviewer.blogspot.in/2016/11/city-times-and-other-poems-by-vihang.html)

  • “Vihang Naik’s “City Times & Other Poems” is a collection of several poems that have been penned down in a skillful manner. The best part of this poetry book is that the poems are not restricted to one particular topic. The poet has depicted his ability to think out of the box. “ -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Enakshi Johri at her blog AliveShadow (http://aliveshadow.blogspot.in/2016/11/book-review-city-times-other-poems-by.html)

  • “Simple language, awesome personification, real-life situations make this collection a good one. You will feel inspired, thoughtful. Reading this book on a Sunday evening with a cup of coffee will be a perfect combination.”.. -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Divya Bandodkar at musingsofavivacousheart (http://musingsofavivaciousheart.blogspot.in/2016/10/book-review-city-times-and-other-poems.html)

  • “I feel it is a collection worth having by any poetry lover.”.. -Rev of City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Sayeda F. R at rasheedsayeda (https://rasheedsyeda.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/city-times-and-other-poems-by-vihang-a-naik-book-review)

  • “Vihang A Naik’s City Times and Other Poems uses a minimalist style of poetry, with imagistic uses crystallising into direct turn of phrases. The interesting aspect of Indian Poetry in English today is the fusion of styles ranging from the narrative descriptive, the lyric, epic to minimalist use of language and imagery. Naik’s collection under review uses stark images which capture moments in a familiar city, the scapes which the poet captures in moments of poetic revelation.”.. -Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Ananya S Guha at North Easterm Review (https://northeastreview.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/city-times)

  • “CITY TIMES AND OTHER POEMS is a beautifully written collection of poems which will surely refresh your mood. The collection of poems is based on different aspects of life and things we see, hear and feel around us. The language used is very simple and lucid. One can easily connect themselves to each poem. My favourite poem among all of them is City Times. The language and expressions used by Vihang is commendable.”.. -Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Salis Online(http://www.salisonline.in/Blog.aspx?BLOG_ID=661)

  • “Certainly his imagery with mirrors, the world and cities; it does easily expand one’s imagination to a broader view, while narrowing your expectations of what he may be communicating. I found the book, as a whole, to be confounding. What is the message? What am I to take away? Should I just treat it as a confused experience, like meeting a wild stranger in the midst of a conversation? Overall, I do intend to use his poems, especially “Midnight City,” as inspiration and as a reminder that, while it may take a few readings to get the flow and the meaning, Naik’s poetry is meaningful.”.. -Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Josephine Meeker at Manhattan Book Review (http://manhattanbookreview.com/product/city-times-and-other-poems)

  • “The poems themselves are long enough to convey images and thoughts, yet short enough to facilitate those necessary pauses for contemplation. The general mood of the collection is somber, yet accepting. We are asked to stare into the face of our fleeting existence and be okay with that. We are asked to celebrate life’s temporary nature. We are compelled to accept that we have no influence over the natural way of the universe and that we are ultimately just a blip on its radar. Given that the ideas presented are universally relevant and pertinent at any life stage, Vihang Naik’s poetry, City Times and Other Poems, is a gift for anyone to ponder and enjoy. Read this thought-provoking collection in an afternoon or over the course of a lifetime”.. -Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed By Laura Mahon at San Francisco Book Review(http://sanfranciscobookreview.com/product/city-times-and-other-poems)

  • ” Although some of the poems in City Times and Other Poems may prove too dense or abstract for any but the hardiest and most experienced of poetry aficionados, Naik’s collection will ultimately prove a delight to any reader looking for a profound and thoughtful collection of poetry… -Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik : Reviewed by Ronnie Alvarado at BestSellerWorld Review(http://www.bestsellersworld.com/2016/01/12/city-times-and-other-poems-by-vihang-a-naik)

  • ” In this volume of work Naik cleverly combines divergent images and ideas uniting them with the overall theme of the necessary practice of meditative reflection on life and the use of poetry to facilitate this. There will possibly be one part that appeals more to you. For me, it is the series of cantos in At the Shore. Delve into this volume and discover which one sings for you. … – Janette DADD ( Australian Critic ) ,Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at IndianReveiw.In (http://indianreview.in/book-reviews-india/city-times-and-other-poems-vihang-naik)

  • “The short free verse pieces are succinct and loaded meaning: highly recommended works for any poetry reader seeking a more philosophical, observational style and flavor than most modern poets would impart… ..-Diane Donovan .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at MidWest Book Review(http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/jul_15.htm#donovan)

  • “”One of the pleasures gained by reading Vihang Naik’s poetry is the awarness that every poem, both singly and when placed together as a body of work, demonstrates a belief in the possiblities language might have to truthfully and energetically cumminicate the writing experience. Naik does not distract himself with enquires into problems of subjectivity and textuality…”- -Patricia Prime .Rev of Making A Poem by Vihang A. Naik at reviewed at Indian Literature : A Sahitya Akademi Jounal.New Delhi, India. Archived at JSTOR Org(http://www.jstor.org/stable/23346451)

  • “City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik is a book for intellectuals and students of poetry at every level, as well as for all readers impacted by change in crowded cities around the world, or in the rural areas between these metropolitan hubs of humanity.. -Richard R. Blake .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at BlogCritics Org (http://blogcritics.org/book-review-city-times-and-other-poems-by-vihang-a-naik)

  • “Meditations on love and wisdom in a slim poetry collection from Naik…Aiming toward philosophical, even existential concerns, these light-fingered lyrics leave too much unsaid. -Kirkus Reviews .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Kirkus Reviews.Com (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/vihang-naik/city-times-and-other-poems)

  • “Reading City Times and Other Poems is a heady and illuminating experience. It’s most highly recommended. . .” -Jack Magnus .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Readers’ Favorite(https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/city-times-and-other-poems)

  • “Images filled with lush vividness and simplicity in: CITY TIMES and Other Poems … -IndieReader,Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at IndieReader (http://indiereader.com/2015/08/images-filled-with-lush-vividness-and-simplicity-in-city-times-and-other-poems)

  • “Vihang A. Naik is a master of his craft and City Times and Other Poems, along with his other works are must-reads.. .. -Mihir Shah .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at The US Review of Books(http://www.theusreview.com/reviews/City-Naik.html)

  • “Naik strikes a chord, hits a nerve, or inspires soul stirring personal contemplation. He touches on topics of futility, wisdom, self-esteem, or a sense of exile and alienation prevalent in the busyness of city life. .. -Richard R. Blake .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Reader Views(http://readerviews.com/reviewnalikcitytimesandotherpoems)

  • “A truly remarkable collection of poetry from an enlightened mind, City Times And Other Poems is a must read for discerning lovers of poetry the world over and is recommended without reservation…. . .” -BookViral .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at ReviewsBookViral.Com (http://bookviral.com/city-times-and-other-poems/4588669185)

  • “City Times and Other Poems, a collection well grounded not in observational emotion, but in reflection.. .. -Diane Donovan, Editor .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Diane Donovan : Literary Reviews (http://donovansliteraryservices.com/july-2015-issue.html#ctt)

  • “I have always enjoyed reading poetry and feel that the poems definitely would be more effective if a picture was attached although the words used are eloquent enough to bring up images in the mind… I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading thought provoking poetry .” – Ivory M ,Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Beautifulworld (http://beautyfulword.com/2015/08/02/review-city-times-and-other-poems-by-vihang-a-naik)

  • “Precision of the language, economy of words, different eye-catching forms and imagery with visual and non-visual, concrete or subtle content as a whole are the hallmarks of Vihang A. Naik as a poet.”. .. -Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar, Review Editor .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar : Review Editor of Asian signature (http://asiansignature.com/book-reviews/vihang-a-naiks-city-times-and-other-poems-2)

  • “Mr. Naik does a fabulous job in trying to make the reader introspect more about their lives instead of going through the motions. All the poems and the themes are relatable to anyone who reads it, which is where the beauty of the anthology lies. Irrespective of whether you read poems or not, this is one anthology that should not be missed. …. . .” -K C Eluri .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at BookGeeks.in(http://www.bookgeeks.in/entries/poems/city-times-and-other-poems-vihang-a-naik-book-review)

  • “The poems in the collection are creative pieces reflecting writer’s imagination, emotional intensity, intellect and his attitude towards life. There is fine balance of themes which have been placed with experimentation… . .” -Dr. Shamenaz Shaikh .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Reviews India Magazine(http://www.merinews.com/article/book-review-vihang-a-naiks-city-times–other-poems/15905751.shtml)

  • “The collection, “City Times and Other Poems” covers all the universal themes. After reading this wonderful collection, one feels the divine relief and absolute satisfaction. The poet has succeeded in presenting a valuable gift to his readers which answers many difficult questions and reveals the truth about many mysteries.. . .” -Waseem Majazi .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Reviews India Magazine(http://reviewsindiamagazine.blogspot.in/2015/04/vihang-naik-city-times-and-other-poems.html)

  • “This is the sort of poetry that can be enjoyed by all readers, as it has weight and meaning beyond that of structure and strands of thought. Naik communicates stories steeped in imagined and perceived textures enough for all to relish in good time. A recommended and unique book. . .” -Cate Baum .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at SelfPublishingReview ( USA )(http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/2015/03/review-city-times-and-other-poems-by-vihang-a-naik)

  • “Vihang A Naik’s poetry is postmodernist poetry. All the poems have issues which can be looked from the postmodernist point of view.”. ..Handibag Yashwant, Review Editor .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Handibag Yashwant : literarycognizance(http://www.literarycognizance.com/pdf/Issue02/Review/1_Review_Handibag_YS.pdf)

  • “Vihang A Naik’s City Times And Other Poems is an enriching journey for any poetry lover. The varied range of verses ensures that there are no clichés , the reader is never allowed to fall into complacence. Kudos to the author!. . .” -Ananya chatterjee .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at ananyachatterjee.com (http://www.ananyachatterjee.com/2015/03/review-of-vihang-a-naiks-city-times-and-other-poems)

  • “All-in-All, I would say ‘City times….’ is a great compilation of poems. It’s off offbeat & debonair nature gives it an appealing feel. I would surely recommend this book to all the poetry enthusiasts who want a different flavor in poetry.. . .” -DX .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at TheAuthorsBlogg(https://theauthorsblogg.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/city-time-other-poems-by-vihang-a-naik-book-review)

  • “Reader feels connected to the poems, where every word is a story in itself. “City Times..” rocks. #AuthorsOwn. . .” -AuthorsOwn.Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at AuthorsOwn(http://www.authorsown.com/2015/03/citytimes-and-other-poems-by-vihangnaik-authorsown-review.html)

  • “amazingly original poetry .” – Junaith Rahman ,Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at RithuPoetry (http://www.rithupoetry.com/city-times-and-other-poems-vihang-a-naik)

  • “कविता और साहित्य का अटूट बंधन बना हुआ है अरसो से, मगर जब आज कल के दौर में लेखक महज़ कविताओं को एहसास से बाँध कर साहित्य से किनारा कर लेते हैं तो कविताओं की चमक फीकी पड़ जाती है | विहांग ए. नायक की किताब city times and other poems इन सभी गलतियों से परे हैं |विहांग ए. नायक की किताब city times and other poems इन सभी गलतियों से परे हैं | . . . .” -Samvednaayen.Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik atSamvednaayen(https://samvednaayen.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/city-times-and-other-poems-book-review/)

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  • “The uniqueness in the style of the poems of an author by expressing the whole world of emotions in few words is what Mr. Naik has reached through his “City Times and Other Poems”. . . .” -AuthorsOwn.Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at GoodReads (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1221124784)

  • “I loved the collection and Subtitles use in the poems… The poems are a wonderful form of literature. There was so much depth in each poem. The poet takes us to the city life in general. The emptiness, The ignored aspect of Citylife. The readers are very much connected to each and every poem. . .” -Himani Gupta.Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at her ReviewStation.In (http://www.himanipassion.com/book-reviews/city-times-and-other-poems)

  • “Being avid reader and lover of poem, this collection was like a bliss to me. .” -Sonal Agrawal.Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at her blog Storage of Mind(http://storageofmind.blogspot.in/2015/02/review-of-city-times-and-other-poems-by.html)

  • “It can be asserted only after going through the poems of Vihang A. Naik’s City Times and Other Poems. The simple yet poetic expression of this modern age poet has brought forward the real image of modern life in a city, which is going through a number of changes good and bad. The intensity and uniqueness of the poems in this collection named ‘City Times and Other Poem’ a must read for those who enjoy modern poetry. Every poem in this collection is a jewel well stud in the crown of poetry.” -Shashikant Nishant Sharma.Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Goodreads(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1180822255)

  • “Overall, poet Vihang A. Naik has done amarvelous work and written these poems, which will be an example of modern poetry form of free style. And yet he has been able to use poetry as a tool for conveying his views and feelings about meditation and spirituality.” – Shashikant Nishant Sharma.Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at (IJR) (http://internationaljournalofresearch.com/2015/01/25/book-review-city-times-and-other-poem-by-vihang-a-naik/)

  • “Those who are interested in reading modern poetry must read this book” – InsideSories.In. Rev. of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik  at InsideStories.In (http://www.insidestories.in/book-review-city-times-and-other-poems-by-vihang-a-naik/)

  • “Also those who are not ardent fans of poetry, I wonder how many are there, still guessing that there are few people who do not feel at ease with poetry will find it interesting. So just go for it and delve into the realities of modern life” – Argha Ghosh. Rev. of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik  at Mouthshut.com(http://www.mouthshut.com/review/City-Times-and-Other-Poems-Vihang-A-Naik-review-mutnqtsrns)

  • “His intuitive and philosophical lines leave the readers in a state of numbness. ‘The Self Portrait’ as the poet entitles the fourth poem of the anthology really surprises the reader with few strange yet effective lines.” –Argha Ghosh on Spectralhues.com (http://www.spectralhues.com/books/book-reviews/2014/11/city-times-and-other-poems-a-review/)

  • “The images strewn throughout the collection attain a composite whole in highlighting the depravity, hollowness and futility of city life. Despite the stark images that the poet uses in the poems, the delicate sensitivity with which he evokes them is fascinating” – Rit Chattopadhyay on Spectralhues.com(http://www.spectralhues.com/books/book-reviews/2014/11/book-review-city-times-and-other-poems/)

  • “The intense and unique “City Times and Other Poems”, is perhaps one of the most distinguished literary work of poetry in recent time.” – Angella Divyesh at Spectralhues.com (http://www.spectralhues.com/books/book-world/2014/11/city-times-and-other-poems-by-vihang-a-naik)

  • in City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik “The short and simple poems are easy to relate. Vihang shows calibre in bringing out the dingy shades. Modern is here, go grab the rebel”.–  Debanjan Chatterjee in Goodreads.Com ( https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1121787798 )

  • “Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory, and misery in his City Times and Other Poems.” – Deepkia Verma Writing Geeks (http://www.writing-geeks.com/2014/11/city-times-book-review.html)

  • ” the poet envisions in an epiphanic moment, the true nature of ones self when he wakes up , ‘to see my / Self ‘ ‘discovered beyond thought’ . Between ‘my self’ and ‘discovered beyond thought’ are five blank pages. The ineffable epiphany of ambiguous. It may either suggest the discovery of a transcendental Self beyond all thought and language or it may suggest the discovery of an Absence beyond the human thought and speech. The poems have remarkable quality of multiple suggestions.” – Dr. Sachin C Ketkar at The Journal of A City Traveler at WorldCat (http://www.worldcat.org/title/city-times-other-poems/oclc/32209677)

  • Yashwant, Handibag, “A Portrait of the Indian Ethos: Vihang A Naik’s Poetry Manifesto (New and Selected Poems)”. Literary Cognizance, I-2 (2015): 01-04. Web. 2015.ISSN- 2395-7522) . (http://www.literarycognizance.com/pdf/Issue02/Review/1_Review_Handibag_YS.pdf

  • “Vihang Naik’s poems are intuitive, thoughtful, philosophical and creative pieces, where the poet displays a confident command, mature, with a fine balance of emotional intensity, irony, ranging across themes and places with experimentation. ” – Dr. Vishwanathan Bite at The Criterion(December 2012 .Vol. III. Issue IV)(http://www.the-criterion.com/V3/n4/VishwanathBite.pdf)

  • “Naik has established himself as an imagist while maintaining knowledge grounded in realism and emotional intensity.” – G emil Reutter (Fonder / Editor) at Fox Chase Review(http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/poetry-manifesto-new-selected-poems-by-vihang-a-naik)

  • “The Philosophical Overload of his poems will keep on inspiring his readership community to pose Himalayan questions in the years to come.” – Dr. S. N. Singh at The Achivers Journal(http://theachieversjournal.com/2015/07/17/dr-s-n-singhbook-review-poetry-manifesto)

  • “Naik is a poet who knows the real world of the writer and its downside, but is still on top of it. On top of it with his use of words, his techniques and with his native resilience. Through it all, he smiles as though he has the knowledge of the unknowable.” – Pratcia Prime . Rev. of Poetry Manifesto at iSahitya Media (http://isahitya.com/index.php/books/book-review/329-book-review-poetry-manifesto)

  • “His poems are also rich in the use of metaphors….Many poems in the collection are written in free verse. The poet has tried to show his innermost feelings and experience on many issues related to our existence and survival on this universe and has dealt successfully with some religious, social, cultural, and emotional themes in the book” – Dr. Shamenaz Sheikh . Rev. of Poetry Manifesto at Bologi (http://www.boloji.com/index.cfm?md=Content&sd=Articles&ArticleID=13546)

  • “He possesses a musing mind about dual characteristics of people and surroundings and takes up these issues in this thematic caricature. He is never broad at his narrative. Instead he wonders while penning and passes on that wonder to his readers to leave space for his words to echo.” – Sonnet Mondal, Rev. of Poetry Manifesto at The Enchanting Verses Literary Review .ISSN: 0974-3057.Issue-XVI July 2012 Page(s): 36(http://www.theenchantingverses.org/issue-xvi-july-2012.htmlhttp://www.theenchantingverses.org/uploads/4/6/1/6/461698/issue_xvi_july_2012_the_enchanting_verses_literary_review.pdf)

  • “The poet is well versed in linguistic deviations chiefly of graphological deviation. He discards the rules of graphology and punctuation chiefly to heighten the effect. Sometimes, he writes the word in small letters in order to euphemistically ridicule or elevate the importance while at the other time, he capitalizes the words to lambast or mirror the over heightened effect of the same word.” – Dr. Shaleen Kumar Singh[founder / editor] . Rev. of Poetry Manifesto at CreativeSaplings (http://shaleenreviews.blog.com/2011/02/20/poetry-manifesto-by-vihang-naik-new-delhi-india-log-publication-isbn-81-8443-033-72010-price135-pages119-reviewed-by-shaleen-kumar-singh)

  • “If I am not speaking about “self portrait” then I am seriously undermining the developing idea of getting an image personified into the lines/words. The poem talks about the recognition of the “I” that finally “wake up” and makes the dominant effort “to see” the inner power hidden in “my-Self”. The discovery is kept hidden in between the lines so much so that you end up ignoring the blank in between the two pages. The last line marks the foot of the second page and ends without any punctuation- “discovered beyond thought” – Shreya Chatterjee . Rev. of Poetry Manifesto (http://getbooksreviewed.blogspot.in/2012/01/book-review-poetry-manifesto.html)

  • “Making A Poem is of its simple language charged with meaning the utmost possible degree. We may call a sign of great ‘literature’.” – Dr. Shujaat Hussain, Rev. of Making A Poem, at ( CLRI , print version ISSN 2250-3366 ) and free online at Contemporary Literary Review Indian editor-in-chef : Khurshid Alam ( August 2012 p 55-60. India) , http://issuu.com/khurshid_alam/docs/clri_aug2012)

  • “One of the recent book that I read is ‘City Times and Other Poems’ by Vihang A. Naik. The author has been able to display his feelings and emotions through poems on the fate of city life and changing behavior of the city residents.” – Shashikant Nishant Sharma (https://edupediapublications.org/journals/index.php/IJR/article/view/1389)
  • “There are brilliant poetic flashers and evocative images.” – Dr. Ram Sharma . Rev. of Making A Poem at ContentWriter (http://www.contentwriter.in/articles/book-reviews/making-poem.htm)