For better and verse: Showcasing creativity

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 23, 2015 17:17 IST

Title: Social Potpourri - An Anthology II
Edited by: Sulekha Rawat and Kriti Mukherjee
Price: Rs 260
Publisher: Social Potpourri

The second part of Social Potpourri - An Anthology 2 - continues to promote new, talented authors to showcase their creativity. Edited by Sulekha Rawat and Kriti Mukherjee, the theme of the collection is inspirational and humourous anecdotes that are interspersed with heartfelt poetry.

The prologue give a clear message: The book is for the creative and passionate thinkers who believe in the power of the pen. The collection highlights simple joys and sorrows of life, and one can relate to the poems and short stories easily.

The first poem, Lost, by Joslyne Decker, depicts the journey of life where losing something or the other is the norm, and the cycle of life and death isn't complete till we have lost everything in order to start again. Another poem that grips the reader is Bushra Alvi's A New Beginning, where the poet subtly narrates how she mustered the courage to start all over again after her marriage fell apart.

'Threw away the gold and black bead chain, Oh yes, I had the right to live again!' sums up the poem beautifully.

Other works that revolve around the truths of life are The Visit by Priscilla Prerna Rai, and A Piece of Sky by Prachi Priyanka. How I Married Your Mother by Roshan Radhakrishnan and Zestful Journey by Sulekha Rawat leave the readers with laughter.

Poems Love, Forever by Namrata, and Signed with Love by Dayeeta, remind one of the period of romanticism. Overall, the book can be a good companion for those looking for inspiration.

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