Why I Scream in Verse: At the World is a collection of 50 poems which are segregated into 3 different categories – A Woman’s Journey, Social Clauses and And we Rise. If you are just getting into non-romantic poetry this might be a good book for you because the author’s simple yet powerful writing makes for an effortless read.
Ae Zindagi: Safarnama is a collection of short poems which are written in a combination of Urdu and Hindi. The poems or shayaris, as it is more appropriate to call them, speak about a young woman’s struggle in today’s world. The book sends out a strong message for those who have lost all hope and are falling apart under societal pressure.
The unique selling point of this book is its theme. The book is a collection of poems on poetry. All the poems are written about either a poet or a poem. Overall, the book tells us that poems and poetry are a tricky thing. Pick up Making a Poem if you are looking for something strikingly unusual in your reading.
My Feathered Friends is about the different places the author travelled to and how he met the varied feathered creatures with their unique characteristics and perspectives who provided valuable insights to him, and through him, to the readers. It is a book that even young readers can read, understand and enjoy.
The magic of Giran lies in the varied themes that it explores. Most of the shayaris speak of the beauty of love, the pain of separation and abstract topics such as Uphaas (Mockery), Parchhayi (Shadow), Manzil (Goal), Andhere (Darkness), Sawera (Morning), Gham (Grief) etc.
THEME: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 POETRY: 3.5/5 Let me start by stating that I am not a reader of poetry. I am not a consumer of words that present themselves in metaphors and sentences that… [Continue Reading]
Plot: 3.5/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Characters: 3.5/5 Climax: 4/5 Entertainment Quotient: 4/5 In this debut collection of 23 odd poems, Bani Marathe speculates unpretentiously about love, life and existence in simple vernacular English. It is… [Continue Reading]
CONCEPT: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 I am used to reading all kinds of books – from murder mysteries to period romances to series fiction and non-fiction but rarely do I come across… [Continue Reading]
THEME: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 I call the beautiful city of Taj – Agra, my hometown. Having left the city 8 years ago, I yearn for its chaos, for its… [Continue Reading]
THEME: 3.5/5 PROSE STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 In the words of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci “Painting is Poetry which is seen and not heard, and Poetry is a Painting which is heard but… [Continue Reading]
WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CONTENT: 4/5 CONCEPT: 3.5/5 Poetry if one of the beautiful art forms that can truly capture what the artist is imagining or going through. While minimalistic in terms of the words used,… [Continue Reading]
CONCEPT: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 These days when you browse through top online bookstores or visit any of the brick & mortar bookstores, you don’t come across many poetry books. It is… [Continue Reading]