Letter Published!

✍️Dear Stranger, How are you? How are you, really?

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😊Happy to share that a letter💌 of mine has been published in the Ebook, Letters From Strangers. 📖

Humbled and honored that it was selected to be a part of this amazing collaboration. 🙏Thank you Verse of Silence , Kavya Sharma and Letters to Strangers for the opportunity. The book will be live on Amazon soon. Till then it has been released as a pay-as-you-like price via Google Form. Place your order and receive the book within 48 hours. Get your copy now!🛒⬇️ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRW69FvwYZ8kVIS2TSzm3pup01YKrjgeLKlwR9yqn8q2U9bQ/viewform

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As the name suggests, the book is a collection of letters and poetry(written in English). The letters may be from strangers but they reach out to everybody wherever they are in the universal human experience as they have been written with a lot of soul. Much of the writing feels confessional, honest and raw.

📝 Sharing just some of the words that resonated and stayed with me :

💌 So just choose to stay “one more day” and live it to the fullest

– Palak Gujarathi

💌 We write and read to hear ourselves in the great void of being. And someday, we will find a voice that answers back.

– Ruchira Mandal

💌 Hold on, for there’s always hope. Hold on, for you are here for a reason.

– Anonymous

💌 I am searching for people who will stay till the end. Who will not leave what’s broken, but try to mend.

– Anonymous

💌 How are you? How are you, really?

– Raaina Jain

📖 Happy reading!

✍️ Happy writing!

Poem Published!

“THE ART, ONE OF THE ARTISTS”

😊Happy to share that my poem “An Ode to the Saree” has been published in the book📙 “Aesthetics: An Artistic Take On Beauty”.🌻


My gratitude to Maria K Jimmy, Split Poetry India and SPI Publications for the opportunity to be a part of this beautiful project.


Aesthetics is an anthology of 100 creative pieces(poems,open letters,short stories and micro-tales) written in English to explore the theme of beauty.

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🌻What is beauty?


Is it limited to or beyond the five senses? Is there a greater artist than nature? Isn’t nature beauty personified?
The writers in this book write of the beauty in not only nature but in simplicity, in the mundane, in love, in the fleeting moments of life, in the little things, in flaws and scars, and of the beauty deep within.Their creative explorations and expressions will leave you with much to ponder upon.
I am humbled and honoured that my piece is sharing a spot with all the wonderful contributions by all the amazing writers. 

Go grab your copy now.🛒
The book is live now at Amazon.🎉
Will be available soon at Flipkart, Google Play Books, PayTM Mall and Amazon Prime too. 

🌻My Take on Beauty:
Beauty can be anything that brings us closer to the Creator. You, me, everyone is a reflection of Him. So that makes everyone beautiful!

 Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
Happy reading! 📖Happy writing!✍️.

Tiny Tale Published!

“I will be brief.”

😊Happy to share that a tiny tale of mine has been published in ‘The Great Indian Anthology-Express Edition’ by Half Baked Beans.📘

The book is a collection of anecdotes, musings and tiny tales that draw inspiration from various facets of life written by 200 plus contributors.

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“Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time; Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.”

– William Shakespeare, Hamlet

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The writers in this eBook waste no time in coming to the point.
On display is their amazing word craft, using just a few words to say a whole lot.💯

The eBook is available on the Kindle store and if you have Kindle Unlimited it’s free.

Get your copy now! 🛒

Happy reading!📖
Happy writing!✍️

How do you like to express yourself? In a few words or a whole lot?

Connect/Know more/Find all my links at https://linktr.ee/geets_saini

Letter Published!

✍️When did you last write a letter to someone?💌

😊Happy to share that my letter got published in an eBook, ‘A Jar of Letters’.

📘 Thank you to Half Baked Beans for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing collection of open letters.

“The more personal you make something, the more universal it becomes, because essentially we’re all made up of the same emotional stuff.”❤️

– Brian Molko

A Jar of Letters is an anthology of 50 open letters written in English to a loved one, addressed to younger or older self or fictional characters.The letters range from the serious and insightful to the more lighthearted and humorous.🤔😀

Kudos to all the writers for being brave and courageous in pouring out their deepest thoughts, innermost feelings and personal experiences into the letters, thereby giving the reader a passage into their heart and soul.

This book makes for a heartwarming, touching, cathartic and inspirational read.

I am humbled and honoured that my letter is sharing a space with all the wonderful contributions by all the amazing writers.💯

A warm hug to all the co- contributors.🤗

Go get your copy now!🛒 Available on Amazon Kindle Store and if you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free.

Happy reading! 📖

Happy writing! ✍️

Cheers!🥂

https://linktr.ee/geets_saini

A Beautiful Bouquet of Poems

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”📙

BUT in this case, you can! Because the poems inside are as beautiful as the cover, the paper, typesetting and printing.

📖💐Guldastaa is an amazing collection of 155 poems in English and Hindi, selected from over 700+ entries, so you know you’re reading the best of the best.💯

It will make a great read for you or as a gift to any poetry lover.🎁

And…

I am happy to share that a selected poem of mine has found a home in this poetry anthology which has launched me as a published poet.😊✍️

So pick up your copy now, link below!🛒👇https://notionpress.com/read/guldastaa..

(Guldastaa is a Hindi word meaning bouquet.)

Book Review

A book I liked and why it’s relevant now more than ever

The Catcher in the Rye, a novel by J.D Salinger

 

Themes

The novel explores multiple and complex themes of innocence, youth, mortality, identity, belonging, loss, connection and isolation, sexuality and sexual identity, sadness and depression, wisdom and knowledge, lies and deceit, madness, and religion. These are issues with which we grapple all our lives, and like the protagonist, find no satisfactory answers in the adult world.

Adolescence and coming of age is a very difficult part of growing up and we can appreciate how child abuse/child sexual abuse can only confound the confusion. The child victim can no longer return to innocence, nor enter the adult world legitimately.

Primary character

Holden Caufield, the hero-narrator-protagonist of this novel maybe only sixteen, but he speaks of truths as ancient as the hills, and so he appeals to the old soul in even a child.

His honest and candid spoken stream of consciousness makes him easy to identify with. The story is narrated in a subjective style following his exact thought processes as a teenager, however disjointed his ideas and experiences are.

The boy Holden has a fantasy of picturing himself as the sole guardian of thousands of children playing in a huge rye field on the edge of a cliff. His job is to catch the children, who in their abandon may come close to falling off the brink, to be in effect – the catcher in the rye.

It may seem selfless to try to save other children from losing their innocence. But Holden is wise in realizing early on that this is the only way to redeem his own soul, seek justice for his own wrongs and perhaps save himself.

Key takeaways

Children are often told to act their age, but Holden forces us to accept what we all know deep down – that children can think as adults, as is evident by their instinctive and accurate perception of people and their motives.

“Sometimes I act a lot older than I am, I really do. But people never notice anything.” This becomes a pertinent point to remember for parents and teachers alike, to prevent child abuse.

Another takeaway for parenting and education domains, is that language, poetry, diary writing, and other creative writing pursuits can be cathartic to children in this stressful technological age.

Universal appeal

Why does this classic, from 1951, have the potential to appeal to all ages? Maybe there is truth in the argument that the author who had witnessed the horrors of World War 2, took the trauma of war and embedded it within. And thus, the book only looks like a coming of age novel to the naked eye.

Further, age is not a number. Perhaps this is why he appeals to every age in every generation.

Depression and suicides are becoming front page narrative all over the world, across age groups. In this context of human experience, the protagonist reassures us that we are not alone.

In the novel, Holden is desperately lonely, adrift, in what seems to him an uncaring world. He has been through some terrible experiences and no one at all seems to have noticed that he is crumbling. It serves as a wake-up call to speak out, acknowledge, and take notice.

A poignant quote to remember from this tale could be: “The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” These are the words of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Steckel, passed on to Holden by his former teacher Mr Antolini.

The book really is the catcher in the rye for today’s generation.

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