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Shades of life is a collection of 38 colorful chapters by 38 colorful authors/poets. Edited by the prolific and talented Saravana Kumar Murugan and published by Shades Publication Shades of Life is a perfect blend of human emotions and it’s colors. This post shall review the stories and poems in it.

Today I shall review pink, life, cast of hues & virgin red lips.

So lets get started !!

LIFE, BY NEHALI LALWANI

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ABOUT THE POET

Nehali Lalwani is an Asst. Professor  of Human Resource Management in Anand. To make a mark in Indian literature as a writer is one of her fanatical dreams.

MY FAVORITE PICK UP LINES

… The majestic swan, so tall, so white,

Surveys the scene in noble delight…”

THE REVIEW

I loved this poem, its simple yet its so adorable. The poet have done an flawless and sublime job to paint the beautiful nature and its paradise  through her enchanting words.

Short yet Sweet !!

MY RATING

I rate Life a 5/5

PINK, BY SIMRAN & SWATHI

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Simran Kaur currently is pursuing her BBA from BML Munjal University. Simran has a passion for writing poetry and her poems have been published in various anthologies and  e-journals. Besides poems she also writes short stories. She believes that she have inherited her writing skills from her grandmother.

Swathi Shenoy is a computer science and engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her M.A. in English. She is a self proclaimed bibliophile. She have been a part of various anthologies.

THE EXCERPT

It is easy to sympathize with actors than to accept the people in real life…”

THE REVIEW

The authors have taken up a very sensitive topic and have tried to tell a story from it. It is an issue that indeed needs to be addressed. 

But I believe, the story could have been a bit more hard hitting, because such issues gives an author a wide scope. I thought, it lacked the factor. The story wasn’t able to justify the title that is the color of pink,more ever I was never able to connect the short movie part in the story with the entire storytelling. 

MY RATING

With a heavy heart, I rate pink a 4/5

CAST OF HUES, BY ANMOL & SANJANA

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Anmol Singh is currently pursuing his petroleum B-Tech from DIT University, Dehradun. He is an contributing author to anthologies like melody of life and Friendship-bonds beyond time.

Sanjana Radhakrishnan is pursuing her CSE B-tech degree from DIT University, Dehradun. She also is a contributing author to anthologies like melody of life and Friendship-bonds beyond time.

THE EXCERPT

“…His eyes blurred again, in pain he stumbled and fell on his legs, his tear drops falling on his unmoved legs…. questions unanswered yet clear…”

THE REVIEW

I had read and reviewed their co-authored story in Freindship-bonds beyond time by Shades Publications and it gave me goosebumps. These two authors are giving me surprises.

The chosen theme was too damn good and then connecting it to the colorful traffic lights is just so classy. I loved their imagination as well as representation. The suspense was well maintained by the authors and the story telling was impeccable. 

Way to go guys !!

THE RATING

I rate Cast of Hues a 5/5

VIRGIN RED LIPS, BY AISHWARYA CHITRANSH

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ABOUT THE POET

Aishwarya Chitransh is a 19-year old teenager from Gorakhpur, Uttarpradesh. She is an ardent reader and writer. Currently she is pursuing her Bachelors Degree. She is also a trained Kathak dancer.

MY FAVORITE PICK UP LINES

“As I bestowed pecks on her fluent cheek

Thoughts bewildered and knees felt weak,

Taking away her hair stroke,

Her Virgin Lips provoked…”

THE REVIEW

The girl and her red lips in the above picture prompt for the poem is as addictive as the poem itself. Aishwarya have a done a magnificient job in this poem. The lines are connecting and at the same time are meaningful and shapes a beautiful story as i progress. 

It finally gives you the meaning while making you ponder about the past lines. Beautiful !!

THE RATING

 I rate the virgin red lips a 5/5.

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