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 alliterate. I have always preferred prose, stories, pages and pages of a world that a book brings with itself. That […]
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. “Reminiscence” is a refreshing collection from a female perspective. It mentions about adoration through the eyes of a woman who has a […]
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 a book which is so different that it is difficult to confine it to a single genre. “My Jiffies: Narration […]
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 history, for its old-world charm, and for its people. Long story cut short – I badly miss my beloved Agra. […]
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 not seen”. Poetry is an essence of human life for it portrays all that is beautiful in the world and […]
WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CONTENT: 4/5 CONCEPT: 3.5/5 Poetry is 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, the beauty lies in being able to send the message across in a few short lines. While novels and short […]
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 therefore quite astounding and impressive when one comes across such a book which boasts not just of poetry but poetry […]