IMG-20160407-WA0001

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 The colors within, The Gulmohar, Wavering Hues and Embellished in the blue

So lets get started !!

The colors within, by Garima Behal

the colors within

About the poet

Garima Behal is a commerce undergraduate at SRCC by chance and a poet-blogger-storyteller by choice.

The Review

The poet tells a story of two broken souls, in search for colors in one another. There are times when, two broken people end up together by coloring each other’s life by a myriad of colors that they were unable to bring out, perhaps because they were not meant for anybody in their respective lives until they met each other. The poet has done a beautiful job to so flawlessly and poetically describe the story. 

The Rating

I rate the poem a 4.5/5

The Gulmohar, by Rashmi Kurup

gulmohar

About the author

Rashmi Kurup aka Mumbai Madrasi is a Mumbai based blogger. She aspired to be an astronaut and ended up being a writer by profession she is a software engineer.

The Review

I finished the story with moist eyes !! The author has written a beautiful story and told it marvelously.  The imagination of the author has made me spellbound and the ending made me ponder about the story. Its definitely a masterpiece !!

The Rating

I rate this incredible story a 5/5

Wavering Hues, by Anusree Basu

wavering hues

About the author

Anusree Basu is a class 12 student. She is a passionate writer and a voracious reader. She has contributed to anthologies like Lovingly yours and 31 crimes.

The Review

This young author tries to tell a touching teenage story of a poor boy and a middle class girl. The jealousy that creeps in when we were young because somebody gets praised more than us was quite common. The writing could have been better. The plot is old, but still it could have been more touchy rather it seemed more dramatic. I believe she will improve as she writes more and maturity shall gradually develop.

The Rating

I rate this story a 3.5/5

Embellished In the Blue, by Arna Sarka

blue

About the poet

Arna Sarka studies comparative literature in Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her poem Unquenched was published by Little bird publishing house, London Uk. She has also been awarded The Telegraph Excellency Award for her performance in Chess.

The Review

Ah!! ear rings and lovers. Many of us including myself have bought these vibrant blue ear rings for our beloved. The poet writes a short poem about the ear rings gifted by a lover to his beloved and as the poem continues it tells, how special and precious it is for the lover! Indeed every lovers untold tale told by a poem by the poet.

The Rating

I rate the poem a 4.5/5

 

Thank you !! keep reading & keep connecting !! 

Advertisements