April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate National Poetry Month for 2022 we have some good Poetry Books. So whether you attend poetry slams every Friday or haven’t read a poem after 10th grade English, it’s the perfect time to spice up your shelf with that we would suggest you read. 🙂
1. Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag
‘It’s true what they say – it’s not we who control money, it’s the money that controls us. When there’s only a little, it behaves meekly; when it grows, it becomes brash and has its way with us.’From a cramped, ant-infested house to a spacious bungalow, a family finds itself making a transition in many ways. The narrator, a sensitive young man, is numbed by the swirl around him. All he can do is flee every day to an old-world cafe, where he seeks solace from an oracular waiter. As members of the family realign their equations and desires, new strands are knotted, others come apart, and conflict brews dangerously in the background. Masterfully translated from the Kannada by Srinath Perur, Ghachar Ghochar is a suspenseful, playful, Read More..
2. Jaun Elia: Ek Ajab Ghazab Shayar
A very well-written piece of work that does justice to the legacy of a great poet. What I really liked about the book is that it not only provide an access to the poetry of Janaab Jaun Elia but also provides a backdrop to it by providing an account of his personal life, which proves to be a much more fulfilling reading experience.
The meaning of difficult Urdu words, given in the footnote on the same page, makes it a smooth read for even an uninitiated reader. My heartiest regard to the author, who very graciously provided his contact number at the back cover, for enriching us with this very well-researched book.
The book will let you know about Juan in much detail, Read More..
3. Fragile Strings by Arushi Vats
Poet has described love, heartbreak, and healing in her poems. She has tried to describe those feelings which we feel when in love when that loved one hurts us and leave us alone, and then how we try to pull ourselves again and again.
Some of her poems have a deep meaning which explains everything she wanted her readers to experience i.e. the essence of love via poetry. Poet has used simple yet elegant language which made poetry more beautiful and easy to understand.
The author has done great work! the words she used in these poems to describe the situation are just tremendous Read More..
4. Unicorn and Popcorn by Suhani Dadhich
Unicorn and Popcorn is a collection of poems that I’ve composed over the last five years. It’s a book full of hope and has poesies to read on a cozy day. It will make you dream and aspire for more.
Each poem will render your heart humming with rhyme and lead you to creative aspects of life and imagination of daily situations. These poems are in an extremely simple syntax and bring before your eyes the scenarios the poet has seen as a teen.
An amazing collection of poems that reveal the Read More..
5. Ibaarat by Vikram Gill
Ibaarat (Composition) is a collection of ghazals written by Vikram Gill. In this book, the poet shares his life lessons and bares his soul. The daily experiences, trials, emotions, and anecdotes form the basis of his poems through which he can eloquently express his situation or circumstance that does not otherwise allow him to.
There are recurrent themes of compromise, sacrifice, delayed understanding, and ultimate acceptance across the poems that are not very different from life itself, and the poet has captured them in a casual, yet undeniable manner.
This book feels like a work of life experience and toil. Read More..
6. She by Mahak Chowdhury
“She is a fresher to the archetype of beauty, that lies in hourglass-like bodies but not in timeless inner geniality.” She always keeps her words to herself, all her rhythms and secrets buried in her brown diary.
Her poetry has molded itself with time. Her heart and mind are often in a brawl for the choices she makes as she finds love in shrouded corners. As she comes face to face with the rules of society, will she be able to finally learn to love herself?
The way the author wrote her deep thought in a Read More..
7. Broken Thoughts Fix Me by Anshuman Gupta
It’s making weird faces at each other. It’s laughing till our stomachs hurt. It’s fighting with each other, but also for. It’s making promises, but also holding on to them. It’s looking at each other, but also out for. It’s falling, but into each other’s arms. Its evening strolls in bustling markets and late-night drives on empty streets.
It’s friendship. It’s family. It is everything and anything you want it to be. It’s something as simple as a hot chocolate on a cold day, something as grand as the Taj Mahal. It is emotions, and words, and thoughts. And how they heal.
8. Constellation of Letters by Naysa Nambiar Seth
This debut poetry collection is weaved around that very phrase with three parts: the sun, the moon, and the stars. Each section is filled with stunning and raw prose that is sure to captivate the mind of the reader. The words are tinted by the lens of a 14-year-old girl who wrote it and her opinions on issues that are very much real and relevant to our everyday world. It provides a fresh perspective, bringing sensitive topics to a new light in the form of honest, thought-provoking poetry.
This book had us engaged from the go, the words of this young author, Display maturity way beyond her years, and her identification of subject matter and its importance Read More..
9. Coffee Mug by Anand
Coffee Mug – This compilation of Haiku, ghazals, poems, etc. is an artistic creation of the author. On every page of this book, there are sweet and sour moments of common life, whose beautiful composition touches the mind of the reader. While the short lines of the haiku present big ideas, the simple meaning of the heavy words of the Ghazalnuma lightens the heart. Just as Mahiya and Couplets describe different tastes, poems inspire us to look at the world from a different perspective. This book would help you to find peace and relaxation in today’s busy life, just hold ‘Coffee Mug’ in both hands – one to amuse one’s tongue, the other to amuse one’s soul. – Rounak, New Delhi (India)
10. Paradox by Nidhi Dhanwani
This anthology portrays the perspective and idea of what poetry means to the poet. The writing is inspired by personal experiences, wishful thinking and numerous artists the author fell in love with. This book aims to be a sanctuary to those seeking a sense of resemblance and love on all kinds of days. It encapsulates the author’s emotions as she balances her struggles by befriending words. The motivation behind this piece of work is to simply introduce you to her dearest friends – her words and her poetry.
|Ghachar Ghochar||Rs.222 (Paperback)|
|Jaun Elia: Ek Ajab Ghazab Shayar||Rs.135 (Paperback)|
|Fragile Strings||Rs.150 (Paperback)|
|Unicorn and Popcorn||Rs.440 (Paperback)|
|Broken Thoughts Fix Me||Rs.225 (Paperback)|
|Constellation of Letters||Rs.149 (Paperback)|
|Coffee Mug||Rs.130 (Paperback)|
A Father turns an author to reveal all secrets about life for his 5 year old children, and many secrets that were untold.
Welcome to a journey like no other, a journey into the uncharted territories of life, love, and humanity. Meet eShan, a Business Software Systems Analyst turned author, who embarked on a profound exploration of existence when life compelled him to hand over the intellectual inheritance of his wisdom to his twin sons. In his quest to understand the intricate components of life, eShan has opened the bonnet of life, scrutinizing and reimagining its very core.
“Letter to Future” is not your typical book; it’s an invitation to witness life in its unfiltered and naked truth. This book offers a futuristic perspective on human life and relationships, taking us to a higher plane of wisdom by revealing the fundamental elements that define our existence – gender, sex, marriage, family, and life itself.
As an epistolary letter to his sons, eShan becomes our guide on this extraordinary journey through time, from the past to the present. The revelations in this old town of life may startle and unsettle, but they are essential for us to deconstruct the concepts we have long held dear.
What sets “Letter to Future” apart is its unique approach. eShan’s concept of the “Family Registration System” is thought-provoking, demanding that we take life more seriously. This book holds the key to indispensable knowledge, without which we risk endangering our lives and darkening our futures.
But don’t be mistaken; “Letter to Future” isn’t all seriousness and heavy philosophy. It’s peppered with witty humor and awe-inspiring revelations. Ever wondered why a circle has 360 degrees? Or why do the words “ten” and “tense” sound so similar? eShan leaves no stone unturned as he explores the vast spectrum of human life, even shedding light on the darker aspects, empowering readers to think critically and find the courage to change.
Ultimately, this book is about equipping yourself with the wisdom to empower your children and the strength to embrace change. “Letter to Future” isn’t just a source of knowledge; it’s a wild journey through time and the complexities of human existence. If you’re ready to expand your mind, challenge the status quo, and discover a deeper understanding of yourself, this book is a must-read. With a blend of wisdom, humor, and mind-bending moments, its impact will linger long after you’ve turned the final page.
Discover more about “Letter to Future” and the author’s insights at letter2future.info. Dive into this intellectual rollercoaster and emerge with a renewed perspective on life and your place in it.
Top 10 Books of The Month | September [Editor’s Choice]
As we dive into the vibrant world of literature this September, we’re greeted with an eclectic mix of books that cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. From gripping romances to insightful self-help guides and thought-provoking political analysis, this month’s top 10 books offer something for every reader. Whether you’re seeking heartwarming tales of love and ambition or a deeper understanding of the world around you, these titles deserve a spot on your reading list.
1. World’s Best Girlfriend by Durjoy Datta
“World’s Best Girlfriend” by Durjoy Datta is a mesmerizing tale of love, fate, and the extraordinary connections that can be forged against all odds. Aanchal and Daksh’s initial encounter in the enchanting Andamans sets the stage for a captivating story of two souls from different worlds, drawn together by an irresistible pull. As their lives take unexpected turns, their complex emotions and undeniable chemistry intensify, making readers root for their love to conquer all challenges. Datta’s skillful storytelling delves deep into the characters’ hearts, leaving us eager to discover if they can rewrite their destinies. This novel promises an emotional rollercoaster and a powerful exploration of love’s enduring strength.
2. Snap Shot by Ruby Rana
“Snap Shot” by Ruby Rana delivers a sizzling and suspenseful ride through the world of hockey, scandal, and second chances. Landon Radek, once the golden boy of the NHL, faces a media storm when an intimate photo goes viral, threatening his career and reputation. Enter Indira Davé, his lawyer and former childhood acquaintance, who is determined to keep her emotions in check. But as the layers of their past peel away and a daring proposition ignites their chemistry, they must navigate a treacherous path filled with secrets, rules, and undeniable attraction. Rana skillfully weaves together passion and professional ethics in this captivating romance, making “Snap Shot” a story of love’s unexpected triumph against all odds.
3. Inside The Interview Room by Yatin Goyal
“Inside The Interview Room” by Yatin Goyal is your ultimate guide to conquering technical interviews in software development. It delves into crucial, often overlooked aspects, answering questions like self-introduction and answer disclosure—a roadmap for job seekers.
This book unravels tech interview secrets, from crafting resumes to mastering compensation negotiations. Real-life resumes, common mistakes, and gripping anecdotes boost confidence for tech giant interviews like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Adobe. Hack interviewers subconsciously, discuss salary confidently, and secure your dream job. This book equips you for software development interviews. Ready to seize your next opportunity?
4. Pyaar Hai Shayad by Vineet Pal
In “Pyaar Hai Shayad” by Vineet Pal, love takes center stage in Rajat’s life, an ordinary boy turned soldier. His journey showcases love’s transformative power. Initially, he pursues an engineering exam to win Payal’s heart, but fate leads him on an unexpected path to the army.
Pal’s narrative explores Rajat’s growth, guided by his father’s wisdom, and his quest to be a hero in Payal’s eyes. Facing challenges, their love story takes unpredictable twists. “Pyaar Hai Shayad” is a tale of love, sacrifice, and patriotism, offering a rollercoaster of emotions and choices. Dive into this heartwarming and thrilling journey to discover if love conquers all.
5. Unlock Your Life by Nibin Philip and Devon Kramer
“Unlock Your Life: Timeless Wisdom for Today’s World” by Nibin Philip and Devon Kramer is a profound voyage into the heart of human existence. This illuminating book is a treasure trove of wisdom that resonates with seekers of all levels of spiritual understanding. It provides invaluable guidance on personal growth, nurturing relationships, exploring spirituality, and achieving well-being.
By delving into the pages of this book, readers embark on a transformative journey that connects them with the universal Tree of Knowledge. It’s an invitation to unlock the secrets of existence, offering timeless insights that are as relevant in today’s fast-paced world as they were in ancient times.
6. Be Cool, B-School! by Nishant Kaushik
“Be Cool, B-School!” by Nishant Kaushik is a witty exploration of Nakul’s MBA journey. Amidst high expectations and dreams of a glamorous future, Nakul enters the world of B-school with visions of lifelong friendships and luxury job offers.
However, as Nakul’s adventure unfolds, he discovers the harsh reality beyond campus. Kaushik’s narrative, both humorous and insightful, reveals the illusions and challenges of pursuing an MBA.
It offers readers a compelling glimpse into higher education and the unexpected lessons it imparts. Dive into this eye-opening journey!
7. Chaaliyar Saga by P.A. Ramachandran
“Chaaliyar Saga” by P.A. Ramachandran revisits a forgotten environmental battle that gripped Kerala decades ago. The Chaaliyar River and the Gwalior Rayons plant were at the center of a fierce struggle involving politicians, industrialists, and literary activists. Ramachandran, a key figure in resolving this crisis, provides a compelling narrative that delves deep into the conflict’s dynamics.
Through the recollections of Chaaliyar Suddhikarana Yanam, “Chaaliyar Saga” resurrects a significant chapter in Kerala’s environmental history, highlighting the enduring impact of environmental activism. Explore this enlightening tale of a bygone battle.
8. NATO by Hans Myrebro
“NATO: An Entity Set on Disaster” by Hans Myrebro meticulously unveils seven decades of NATO’s actions. Drawing from a USA Congressional Research Committee report, Myrebro reveals that the U.S., a leading NATO country, initiated 251 military interventions since 1992, constituting 95% of global military activity.
From its defense origins to a tool for U.S. imperialism, NATO’s transformation is thoroughly explored. Myrebro exposes its shift from championing human rights to serving U.S. world domination. This book compels readers to confront NATO’s role in shaping the modern world order.
9. The Shark and the Dolphins by Prabhu Subramanian
“The Shark and the Dolphins” by Prabhu Subramanian is a gripping story of ambition, camaraderie, and resilience in the pursuit of an audacious dream. Bharat and Aman’s decision to leave their lucrative careers to create the world’s finest electric car sets the stage for an epic journey with engineer Vinay Aggarwal.
As they transition from plush offices to an underground garage, they face formidable adversaries—a predatory investor and a ruthless lawyer. Advocate Nivedita Das, with her own internal struggles, becomes their only hope. Subramanian crafts a thrilling narrative of ambition versus adversity, leaving readers on the edge of their seats, wondering if the trio can conquer formidable obstacles and achieve victory.
10. Happy Kids, Happy Home by Kala Natrajan
“Happy Kids, Happy Home” by esteemed author Kala Natrajan is a profound guide for parents, illuminating the path to nurturing confident, responsible, and well-rounded children. In a world where children are our most precious assets, this comprehensive book offers invaluable wisdom and guidance. Natrajan’s work draws on evidence-based strategies, practical tips, and profound insights, emphasizing the essential elements of positive parenting: love, open communication, clear boundaries, and a supportive environment. With compassion at its core, “Happy Kids, Happy Home” empowers parents to build strong foundations, enhance their parenting skills, and create a harmonious family atmosphere where children can flourish, ensuring a brighter future for all.
This September, your reading journey is about to get even more exciting with our carefully curated selection of top 10 books. Whether you’re craving a passionate romance, a thrilling adventure, or practical life advice, we’ve got something to satisfy every reader’s appetite.
These books are your ticket to escape into different worlds, where you can immerse yourself in heartwarming love stories, embark on adrenaline-pumping adventures, or gain valuable insights for personal growth. Our collection is designed to challenge your perspectives, ignite your imagination, and leave you with lasting memories.
So, why wait? Dive into these captivating stories and enrich your reading list this month. Let these books be your companions, transporting you to new horizons and providing the perfect escape. Whether it’s love, self-improvement, or a gripping tale of ambition and friendship, our top 10 books have you covered. Open the pages, turn the chapters, and embark on an unforgettable literary journey that will stay with you long after September fades away. Happy reading!
|World’s Best Girlfriend||Rs.156 (Kindle)|
|Snap Shot||Rs.412 (Kindle)|
|Inside The Interview Room||Rs.289 (Paperback)|
|Pyaar Hai Shayad||Rs.197 (Paperback)|
|Unlock Your Life||Rs.499 (Paperback)|
|Be Cool, B-School!||Rs.249 (Paperback)|
|Chaaliyar Saga||Rs.264 (Paperback)|
|The Shark and the Dolphins||Rs.266 (Paperback)|
|Happy Kids, Happy Home||Rs.248 (Kindle)|
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This Author is Mastering the Skies, Racetracks, and the World of Literature.
In the world of literature, there are authors who create, and then there are authors who defy conventions. Sudanand belongs to the latter category, a man whose remarkable life journey encompasses the skies, racetracks, and now, the world of words. His latest literary masterpiece, “Beethoven’s Last Symphony,” has captivated readers, offering a profound exploration of the human condition through a poignant story containing an equally touching nested narrative. Sudanand’s work is best described as an ‘existentially’ themed coming-of-age novel, comprising elements of a mystery, a Greek tragedy, a powerful emotional arc, historical events, and frequent allusions to the transcendental power of art, literature, and music. But who is Sudanand, the author behind this compelling narrative?
A Life in the Skies
Before penning his debut novel, Sudanand soared to great heights—literally. Commencing his flying training in 1995 at the tender age of 18, he went on to pursue a decade-long career with Jet Airways followed by another decade spent in Malaysia flying for Air Asia. Having amassed over 16,000 hours aloft, circumnavigating congested airways across the Middle East, India and South East Asia, Sudanand surely has many an interesting tale to tell. His expertise in aviation adds a unique dimension to his storytelling, infusing his narrative with an authentic understanding of the heavens that few authors can match, to say nothing of the fact that many of the ideas in the novel were conceived in the vicinity of the upper limits of the Troposphere!
Racing Towards Glory
But Sudanand’s life isn’t just about soaring through the heavens; it’s also about the adrenalin rush of the racetrack. With a passion for motorsport, he has participated in a staggering 160+ races in both India and Malaysia. His racing journey includes competing in single-seater formula race cars and saloon race cars, with an impressive record of 50+ podium finishes and 10 race wins. Sudanand’s pursuit of speed led him to the top three positions in the national championship on four occasions, including a sole national championship victory.
Entrepreneurship and Beyond
In 2021, Sudanand made a return to India, where he took on a new role as the Deputy Director of Ortho-One, a leading Orthopaedic hospital that his family founded. This foray into the world of healthcare demonstrates his versatility and entrepreneurial spirit. Sudanand’s ability to excel in diverse fields, from aviation to motorsport and now healthcare, speaks to his relentless pursuit of excellence.
A Symphony of Words
Amidst his whirlwind of achievements, Sudanand, a doting single parent to his teen daughter and an avid pianist, also found the time to nurture his literary talents. His debut novel, “Beethoven’s Last Symphony,” is nothing short of a literary symphony. Set against the hustle and bustle of Chinese New Year celebrations in, both, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the novel delves into the existential churnings of human existence that emerge from having to deal with the certainty of mortality and life’s many uncertainties. Sudanand’s poetic and reflective writing style invites readers to ponder life’s intricacies and the human condition.
A Literary Triumph
“Beethoven’s Last Symphony” isn’t just a novel; it’s an intricate exploration of human existence. The story revolves around Zoey, a young high school student grappling with the absurdity of human finitude amidst the festive chaos just as there appear the hints of an impending pandemic. Sudanand’s deft portrayal of Zoey’s emotional turmoil draws readers in, making her a relatable and empathetic protagonist from the start.
As the narrative unfolds, Zoey’s discovery of an incomplete and dilapidated manuscript sets in motion a confounding mystery and a journey that transcends generations. Sudanand masterfully weaves together the present and various historical periods, interlacing Zoey’s quest with that of her ancestors’ past. The result is a symphony of an affecting three-part epic that resonates across time and cultures.
A Timeless Message
“Beethoven’s Last Symphony” leaves an indelible mark on the soul, urging us to seek and reflect upon meaning rather than the trivial pursuit of happiness, though without neglecting the potency and timelessness of love and the enduring power of art to transcend barriers. The book has garnered rave reviews, with critics praising Sudanand’s ability to seamlessly blend philosophy, culture, history, music, aviation, and the human spirit into a captivating and soul-enriching read.
In Sudanand, we find not just an author and a wordsmith but a true Renaissance individual who has mastered multiple realms—skies, racetracks, healthcare, and now, the world of literature. His ability to channel his diverse experiences, pursuits, and interests into his writing is a testament to his exceptional talents. As we dive into the pages of “Beethoven’s Last Symphony,” we are reminded that sometimes the most profound symphonies are composed not with musical notes and notations but with words, and Sudanand is, indeed, the virtuosic maestro behind this literary masterpiece.
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