An Indian ode to the emirates
with forty poems and photographs geeta Chhabra

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Endorsements after the Book Launch Event of: An Indian Ode To The Emirates
Venue: Ballroom of Raffles Hotel, Dubai, U.A.E.
Date: 27th March 2012 at 6.30 pm

Thank you Geetaji. It was a very nice function. Your dedication and committment to Indo-UAE relations are greatly appreciated. Wish you great success and hope that more books will come out of you in the future.

Warm regards,
Mysore Lokesh
Indian Ambassador to the U.A.E.
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Dear Geetaji,

It's good to know that your book received a fitting release. You were also very good on the radio show. I am happy that this effort from your side has had a good beginning. Best wishes.

Sanjay Verma
Consul General of India
Dubai, U.A.E.
We thank you for inviting us to the launch of Geeta Chhabra's book "An Indian Ode To The Emirates". We would have loved to be present at this occasion which is a sort of a milestone. Unfortunately, however, our preoccupations prevent us from doing so.

This is an exceptional publication. We have read and enjoyed some of the poems now included in this collection. These are truly the sincere and spontaneous outpouring of a sensitive soul. Geeta ji has been inspired by what she has seen, felt and experienced during her long stay in the Emirates. The subjects range from sun sets in the desert to the pain and suffering of human beings caught in the crossfire of world politics.

We wish you and the author all success.

Yours faithfully,
Urmila & Kamal Bakshi
New Delhi, India

Kamal Bakshi – (Former Ambassador of India to Italy & other countries)
I have already paged through the book and will be going back to it very often. It would be a good reminder of the lovely time we have here in the Middle East – both Oman and UAE. Look forward to seeing you again before our departure.

Yacoob Abba Omar
South African Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Dear Geeta, Vibha and Ved,

It was wonderful, thanks so much to you all. The atmosphere and hospitality were just perfect, as was the crowd. Best wishes and renewed congratulations.

Ian Fairservice
Managing Partner & Group Editor
Motivate Publishing
Dubai, U.A.E
Our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Geeta. We are very proud of our friend's book, one of the many of her achievements.

Saroj Thapa & Venu Rajamony
New Delhi, India

Saroj Thapa – Founder / Patron of SAATHI
Venu Rajamony – Former Consul General of India to Dubai
I had the chance to read some of your poems once again as I was writing the piece. I think I had not been able to grasp its full simplicity and the beauty of the manner in which you had crafted it. Some verses really touched my heart. It is as though I could see how your mind was working and how your heart was touched to form those words of expression. I enjoyed the experience and will need a long time to allow myself to read slowly and let the words sink in.

Thanks and love.
Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary
Senior Feature Writer
Friday Magazine, Gulf News,
Dubai, U.A.E.
I thought of you and your book signing many times... and I congratulate you on this wonderful achievement - your glorious book! I am not surprised it was well received, how could it not, it comes from your heart and soul with spirit on every page.

It would have been nice to be there! Maybe for your second book...

Enjoy every moment of the book activities... these moments go by so fast. I would be thrilled to have a copy of your book. Love.

Maryann De Leo
Oscar Award Winner, National Emmy Award Winner,
National Cable Ace Award Winner
Thank you. A well organized function. Thanks once again for inviting us to this memorable event.

Arun Menon
Marine Biz TV
Aries Marine
Dubai, U.A.E.
Congratulations to my neighbour, best friend, and most talented poet in the world!

Mona Al Asaad
Dubai, U.A.E.