A diverse range of poems together form the book called Trials and Tribulations and it is rightfully titled because the poet Dr. Prajwal Kumar tries to convey the personal struggles and experiences that Life presents in front of every individual. It was fascinating to glimpse into the poet’s perception and view the World through his eyes.
Unlike many other poetry books that I read, If I am Born Again Lord Please does not include a lot of poems. It does have a couple of them but all the poems in this collection are connected. What makes this book stand out from other poetry books is that in this book, the poet uses 7 different poems (and a few illustrations) to tell us a story.
I Wish I Could Rewind is a collection of 31 poems which cover a wide variety of topics, subjects, themes, and emotions. To give you a little idea, there is a poem on section 377 of the IPC and there is also a poem on betrayal in love. A reader will come across poems that cover a wide variety of subjects.
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]