#review Fragile Strings

Author : Arushi Vats

Publisher : Notion Press

Publication date : 1 Jan, 2017

Book length : 70 pages

Language : English

Genre : Poetry

Synopsis :

Fragile Strings is a collection of poems based on a relationship between two individuals that’s fragile and with the passing of time the bond weakens and the connection seems to be disappearing. It’s about the emotional turbulence a person suffers when the love is not reciprocated back like before. The life of a girl who evolves while battling her own feelings and overcoming sadness, heartaches and dejection and how she finally accepts her life in the present and learns to love herself again as she is in the healing process.

Rating : 3/5

Review :

Poetry has this mystifying power of effecting a reader deeply both on spiritual and emotional aspects, that obviously based on the context of the poem. Arushi Vats in her book “Fragile Strings” has touched and weaved poetry in the common ground of heartbreak and self healing.

“She’s like an autumn leaf

that only wants to be detached

from the tree of life

and live a life of her own.”

We, all damaged lovers feel suffocated in the arms and memories of our failed loves and at some point desire to get back our lost will of self valuing. The poet has composed a number of touching, piercing and penetrating delicacies on every page of her Fragile Strings. Every poem works as a sort of healing and reminder to what self means and how love can surely destroy a human at time but never enough to not being able to start afresh, feeding your hungry soul some love and happiness all by yourself.

I loved the ideas and art of words of the poet. But all of it together is like a scattered mess. It doesn’t take on slowly and gradually from heartbreak to self healing. There are little bits of everything distributed unevenly all around. I would have loved it more if the book had soothing flow from the source to destination.

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COVER REVEAL + Book Description of Love in Lutyen’s Delhi

LOVE IN LUTYENS’ DELHI

BY AMITABH PANDEY

Releasing 22 December 2017

• Are women in urban India becoming independent, or is it just an illusion?

• Are the young men of India truly liberal? Will they stand by their partners or

     conform to their traditional family values?

• Have the urban youth been able to break out of their class hangovers?

 

Fiction > Modern & Contemporary Fiction> Romance

₹ 199 ǀ 160pp ǀ Paperback | ISBN 9789386215222

 

About the book:

Akriti ‘Akku’ Patel and Sanjay ‘Sanju’ Saran become friends in kindergarten, lovers in college, and then

hit the real world. With bureaucrats for parents, Sanju’s world is one of power, privilege and entitlement.

Akku, on the other hand, is brought up by a single mother – a distinguished surgeon widowed very young – and an aunt who is a smart and sassy books editor with commitment problems.

Sanju’s mind is in turmoil as he chooses to abandon his dreams and, like his parents, looks to the Civil Services for what he thinks will be a meaningful career. Meanwhile, Akku, armed with a BTech from IIT, is jetting off to California, land of systems design and fun-loving computer geniuses.

Can their love survive these growing differences? Or will the compulsions of Lutyens’ Delhi stand in the way of their togetherness?

AMITABH PANDEY studied Economics at St Stephen’s College and Delhi School of Economics. He taught Economics at an undergraduate college of Delhi University and then joined the Indian Railways where he worked for twenty-four years, during the course of which he conceptualized, implemented and managed the Railways’ online ticket reservation system at the IRCTC. In 2007, Amitabh shifted to the private sector and spent five years building business software. He now lives in Noida and writes full-time.

COVER REVEAL + Book Description of AUSTENISTAN

Bloomsbury to release Austenistan on 16th December, 2017, Jane Austen’s birthday

A fabulous read this winter season!

Austentistan

The World’s Favourite Author Goes to Pakistan

Edited by Laaleen Sukhera

Page Ext: 164 | Price: Rs. 399 | Paperback

Austenistan is a collection of short stories by the Jane Austen Society of Pakistan

 

Description: Heiress and society doyenne Kamila Mughal is humiliated when her brother’s best friend snubs her to marry a social climbing nobody from Islamabad. Jamila Baig’s cold, unenterprising husband hasn’t planned for the future and all she can think about is how to find suitable husbands for her daughters. Roya discovers that her fiancé has been cheating on her and ends up on a blind date on her wedding day. Beautiful young widow Saira has mourned her husband but feels she may finally be reading to start following her own desires.

Inspired by Jane Austen and set in contemporary Pakistan, Austenistan is a collection of romantic, uplifting, witty and sometimes heart-breaking love stories which pay homage to the queen of romance and find their straight to the romantic in all of us.

Comprising seven stories inspired by Austen’s novels and set in contemporary Pakistan, Austenistan is a witty, sometimes savage and sometimes moving look at love, loss and second chances in the upper echelons of a society which very closely echo Regency England.

The writers, including journalists, editors, lawyers and medical health professionals, are largely based in Pakistan and are all members of the Jane Austen Society of Pakistan (JASP), whose founder, Laaleen Sukhera, is editor of this collection.