On the 24th of January 2018, Easterine Kire led an interactive session via the ‘Manipal Reading Circle’ on her celebrated novel Son of the Thundercloud. This novel has one the Tata Literature Award for best fiction for the year 2017. The novel is about a man who leaves his village after losing all his family in a terrible famine. The session began with Kire performing three poems. Nikhil and Aditya, first year B.A. students provided background music for the performance. After the performance, Nikhil Govind asked Kire questions regarding her novel and other works.