‘Wings of Fantasy’- a collection of short stories by a twelve-year-old Delhi schoolgirl
by Savita Naqvi
New Delhi, August 2005– ‘Wings of Fantasy’, a collection of short stories by Ragini Bali, a sensitive, twelve-year-old Delhi schoolgirl, was launched at the International Book Fair at Pragati Maidan (27 August to 04 September 2005) on Sunday, 28 August.
Cecilio Adorna, Representative, UNICEF India had the pleasure of releasing this insightful book before a group of admirers of the young author who spent most of her twelve years in Poland and New York and is now based in Delhi. The book takes the reader through the author’s flights of fantasy and cultural explorations… definitely a rich experience for both young and old who love to read and dare to dream.
Ragini chose to read her favourite short story Sunset to her fans at the book launch and left them with the lingering beauty of this “magical barrier between night and day”.
A Wave Has Hit, is another poignant story where Ragini’s indomitable spirit manages to see the positive impact of the 26 December tsunami. “Whatever natural disaster heads our way, we will stand together like the big, united country we truly are. A wave has hit, yes, but maybe we’re a little better off than before.”
The book has been published by Niyogi Offset Pvt Ltd.