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‘Who says that you need eyes for imagination and hands for writing good stories’ Review of ‘The Relic’ by Ashwin Karthik & Madhava Sharma.

The Relic

By- Ashwin Karthik and Madhava Sharma.

Publisher- Pblishing and Maple Press

Genre- Historical Fiction, Mythology, Science, Crime, Thriller and adventure.

My Rating- 5/5


‘Who says that you need eyes for imagination and hands for writing good things’

‘This book is an amazing story about a person Vijay, who is an IB officer and is investigating the mysterious case of the Secret Vaults of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Trivandrum, Kerala. He has been ordered by the Supreme Court to open the 6th Mysterious vault with the carvings of a serpent on its doors.

The local residents, the temple priests and the royal family are not in the support of this idea and are constantly protesting against it. But Vijay is a person with strong nerves and willpower. He opens the 6th vault and finds a big treasure inside including a sealed box. Vijay opens the box and finds an earthen pot inside it. The box also contains some copper plates with engravings on them. The engravings state that the pot was gifted to the then Travancore king by the then Banaras KIng. It also says that it has some magical and mysterious power but does not state that what mysterious power.

The curious mind of Vijay takes the better part of him and Vijay starts on his quest to solve the mystery of the earthen pot.

Vijay reaches Banaras and there meets a mysterious sage Jogi Baba, who tells him that the answer to his questions can be given by the great Bade Baba- The spiritual master of Jogu Baba-only. But the problem is that he does not have any fix residence.

Now, The quest of the earthen pot begins and Vijay starts his tough and very hard journey to find Bade Baba and solve the mystery.

The adventure Vijay goes through for solving the mystery is amazing, thrilling, mysterious, magical and very interesting.’


It was an amazing story. I sank into the story once I started reading it. It is a masterpiece. A bewitching story which will hold you until the last page.

A mixture of History, Mythology, Science, Mystery, Thrill, Traditions and adventure. A mixture of truth and imagination. Full of mysteries and surprises.

I would like to first thank MR. Ashwin Karthik and MR. Madhava Sharma for writing this masterpiece. I was surprised when I read that these both persons are handicapped in some way and yet they wrote this amazing story. That is why I wrote this line that,

‘Who says that you need eyes for imagination and hands for writing good stories’

I would also like to thank the publisher Maple press and Pblishing for supporting these Helen Kellers of present and publishing their amazing book.
It is a must read and I recommend it highly. If you trust me then please read this book once and I bet that you will be forced to read it again and again.

Details about the authors-

Ashwin Karthik S. N.-

Ashwin Karthik with Sachin Tendulkar. (On the wheelchair)

Ashwin established himself as a true achiever from the very moment of his birth. He was born with a deficient supply of oxygen, which resulted in a crippling and life-long condition called cerebral palsy.

He is a quadriplegic, with the severest form of cerebral palsy that affects all four limbs. But, as though to balance his misfortune, he is blessed with an indomitable spirit and the will to take up impossible challenges of leading and succeeding in a world full of people without disadvantages.

Qualified as the first engineering graduate in India as Computer Science, as specialization. Ashwin is presently working with ANZ, as a business analyst. Besides the precision and efficiency he shows in his work, he has also been a mascot of the company’s effort for inclusiveness.

Ashwin has been felicitated with many other awards, the highest among them being the national award for being the ‘Best Employee’ in the space of the PWD’s from the honourable former president of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee and the Helen Keller award.

Work and academics are not the only fields he shines in! An embodiment of a truly multi-faceted human being, he gives form to his feelings and beliefs through poignant poetry written in different languages.

Contact him at-

Madhava Sharma-

Ashwin Karthik (Blue Shirt) and Madhava Sharma (Red Shirt)

It is said that God doesn’t give you troubles without giving you the powers to face them. It takes a lot of zeal and determination to convert one’s weaknesses to strength. Madhava Sharma is a living example of the above. The man descended slowly to blindness due to the medical condition called ”Macular Degeneration”.

The medical condition was only potent enough to snatch away the man’s sight but not his vision or his love towards life or the dignity with which he chose to lead it. After successfully qualifying as a commerce graduate, Madhava has walked various paths of life in order to respectfully earn a livelihood.

Currently, he holds the position of a senior officer in the admin dept. of an MNC called Mphasis.

He is an inspiring personality, he believes in returning what he has received from the society and hence is serving various social organizations and NGOs that work towards the betterment of the specially abled.

His poetry in Kannada not only entertains and inspires one and all but also conveys a very strong and positive message to the society.

Contact him at-

Details about the publisher-

Maple press is a leading publication in Classics, story books, educational books, non-fiction as well as Hindi literature. Its all books are super cheap with excellent quality and illustrations. The size of its books is reader- friendly and easily portable. Its almost all books contain beautiful illustrations. It also offers the readers Omnibus editions of more than 50 famous authors. The omnibus editions contain the greatest works of their author. It also provides Omnibus editions of Famous Short Stories, plays and novels by various authors. It is the cheapest and the best publication for English as well as Hindi classics.

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