- Book Excellence Award - 2017
- Limca Book of Records - 2016
- IndieReader Discovery Award : 2016
- Beverly Hills Book Awards : 2016
- Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention Award : 2015
- IndiReader BestBook : 2015
- Michel Madhusudan Prize : 1998
Limca Book of Records – 2016
” 5 blank pages in the 7-page poem titled Self Portrait, the opening line being “I wake up to see myself…” and the last line “…discovered beyond thought” at the very end of the seventh page. It is an intentional attempt by the poet to make the reader think and then pen down his/ her thoughts and views.”
IndieReader Discovery Award : 2016
“IR Verdict: CITY TIMES appears to be only a short book but there are worlds of images and feeling inside, created by a gifted poet with a deft turn of phrase..”
4th Annual “Beverly Hills Book Awards”
Vihang A. Naik : Indian Poet receives international recognition Through the FOURTH ANNUAL I BEVERLY HILLS INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS®! – USA .
( Gujarat, India ) — The FOURTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL Beverly Hills International Book Awards® recognized ( City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik in the category of ( poetry ) as a (winner). The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence.
Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery in his City Times and Other Poems. It is an anthology of his intuitive and philosophical poems.
“We are so proud to announce the winners in this, our fourthyear,” said awards sponsor Ellen Reid. ( 2016 )”
Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention Award : 2015
“Reader’s Favorite recognizes “City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik” in its 2015 international book award contest.
The 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.
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In addition to reviewing for some of the biggest names in the literary industry, as well as the first time independent author, they host a respected award contest which features entries from new authors to NYT best-sellers.
“Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “City Times and Other Poems” by Vihang A. Naik is a Honorable Mention in the Poetry – General category in our 2015 International Book Award Contest.”
[Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery in his City Times and Other Poems. It is an anthology of his intuitive and philosophical poems.]
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“Reading City Times and Other Poems is a heady and illuminating experience. It’s most highly recommended. . .” -Jack Magnus .Rev of City Times & Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik at Readers’ Favorite (https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/city-times-and-other-poems)
IndiReader BestBook : 2015
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“Images filled with lush vividness and simplicity in CITY TIMES and Other Poems By Vihang A. Naik…
A poet takes a new look at cities, love, wisdom and other aspects of human existence.” – IR Verdict”
Michel Madhusudan Prize
“1998>>” Michael Madhusudan Prize – for Noble creation bestowed to Mr. Vihang A. Naik for City Times & Other Poems ( Book of Poetry In English ) by the Governing Body of Michael Madhusudan Academy which is most prestigious throughout the World for outstanding literature and socio culture . “Your noble creation will serve always as the lamp of life , and you have been selected for outstanding contribution in society . ” sd /- Dr. H. K. Saharary ( Bar-at-Law ) and – Dr. Bidhan Datta ( Secretary , M.M.Academy , India ). On 23rd Anniversary , 12th September , 1998 at Kolkata, India.”