About the Book
"From America, New Delhi, Balasore, Cuttack and even at the barren land of Nabarangpur; unearth sagas of demands, indecisiveness, struggle, intensity, love and longing! A Lot Like Love & Other Short Stories reveals the human side of survival called Hope; hope on which every living being thrives, hope, which at times is also lost. Stories travelling the test of time, characters infusing a blood of fire, this book brings to the readers, how deep and passionate life's purpose can be, how in an insipid land of imagination, can connect with the most fertile of hearts. Love adorns life! Her stories are deeply embedded in her Odia cultural moorings interspersed with Odia coinages, be it the term 'Bou' or about the Maoists of Nabarangpur. The Pioneer how stories characterized by dark humor, stark reality and romance can leave an indelible mark on the minds of readers. Metro, The Telegraph Naik has penned a beautiful and haunting tale of two estranged lovers that enhances the value of this anthology. India Blooms Naik's prose is effervescent, especially when she is being herself in describing a character. Merinews"