About IBR –
Indianbookreviews is a platform for readers, writers (wish this word would have been written with an ‘r’ and not a ‘w’) and reviewers. With a passion for books, Shana started reviewing books and posting interviews and book-related events, and now IBR has grown, and grown well. We have a smattering of reviewers who are authors, students, researchers and professors as well as a couple of them from abroad.
About Shana –
If someone wants to punish me or make me cry they’d have to snatch the book I’m reading away from me and keep it under locks. My love for books started at a very young age. So did my passion for writing short stories. I read all kinds of books – from biographies and history to fiction and children’s classics. There’s usually a book in my hand – whether I’m on the bus, at home or on a recess break at work. Besides reading, I also love travelling, blogging, collecting souvenirs, photography and painting.
I’m called Shana Susan Ninan. After my MA from CIEFL (Yes, I prefer our institute’s old name!) at Hyderabad, I joined The Week as a subeditor-trainee. Edited and cleaned up hordes of stories, interviewed a couple of people, wrote articles and features on health, video gaming, art and books. Right now, I am a Media and Art History Lecturer at a college.
Travel writing is what I wanna do after a few years. I write on travel websites and blogs already. Talk about travel, IBR has a semi-dormant admin and reviewer, Terence Joseph, my husband. This website was his gift! TJ is a travel consultant and web designer whose passion is travelling and designing, of course. Other than that, he loves to read e-books and do gardening and take care of his pets in his free time.