How often would a reader get a chance to pen a Foreword to the work of a writer he is delighted with? Well, rarely... and it is how I come into the picture here. Balram Cheruparambil entered the ‘Your Space’ section of Muse India (museindia.com) a literary e-zine of which I happen to be an editor. Seeing the engaging and impacting quality of his poetry, I gravitated to get in touch with him through email. In a short span - from September 9 to November 26, 2012 - Balram posted 53 poems at the ‘Your Space’ section of Muse India, and all but two of them attracted acclaim from the readership. The two exceptions didn’t receive any negative feedback either.
I am sure that all these features going into Balram’s poetry make his Reflections a book worthy of readily owning, avidly reading, absolutely relishing and heartily recommending... and then of eagerly looking forward to his next creation.
Atreya Sarma Uppaluri
November 27, 2012