Book Review – An Ode to Life – Tajammul Kothari



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Poetry is an art and when you pen down your emotions, feelings and experience with words which can be related to the readers, you become an artist. Writers write in different genre and each has its own style and taste. This blog post is about one of my blogger friend who gave me a chance to go through his debut book titled, “An Ode to Life” containing his collection of poems. My friend Tajammul Kothari is the author of this book and it takes me immense pleasure to write the review for his debut book. I would also like to express my apologies to him as I am writing this book review post after one half years of publication as I was quite involved with my studies and other aspects. Apologies for the same Tajammul. The writer is available at his blog titled Worldly Realization. Kindly visit his blog for his beautiful work.

For all poem lovers including me, this book, An Ode to Life is a gem and is a collection of poems that highlights the different stages in the journey of life. Life has many layers and this book contains several poems depicting different stages of life. The writer has even written a thank you poem titled “A Big Thank you” to all the readers which is a lovely read and I really liked this. The book contains beautiful literary pieces with simple words and in a lucid manner. I firmly believe the one who read will definitely find it worth. The book contains poems of various genres like inspirational, romantic, sad etc. The writer in depth can be seen from an extract of his poem ,“The Road” which says:

 A long winding road called life

In each and every turn there is a surprise

Bright paths to guide you aright or

Dark alleys that hinder your sight

The book also contains romantic poems. I became really impressed the way he has expressed love in one of his poem titled “Love is to Stay” which says:

You can pierce a dagger deep inside

And break this feeble heart of mine

You can kill me with your words unkind

But you can’t murder the love

The sentence “You can’t murder love” is more than enough to say what love is. This is amazing and you will find many such kind of poems with beautiful stanzas in his book and I am sure you will love it. Poetry has its own taste and this book is really worth to read.

The book is available at following:

I would like to congratulate him for getting his work published and also like to thank him for giving me an opportunity to go through his literary pieces and I hope he will continue to offer the readers with his beautiful work in future as well in the form of his writing.

Ashish Kumar

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STARLIGHT BLOGGER AWARD


Award posts give a chance to know more about the bloggers with whom we interact in the blogging world. It is indeed a piece of appreciation for the work which one is doing on his/her blog and awards motivate and inspire more to write better and better. So this time I have been nominated for Starlight Blogger Award and that too from a well known published writer who is the author of the books like I am Free , Enjoy Life etc. This is the amazon link for the books.  Getting a piece of appreciation from such a writer is indeed a proud feeling. I will not keep the name in suspense more and would like to thank Erika Kind for considering me for this award. I am a big fan of her writing and reading her literary pieces is always a pleasant feeling and I am also glad to say that the day when we met in the blogosphere , she is an avid reader of my writing as well. Thank you so much mam for giving such an honour. Do visit her blog for reading unique pieces. 🙂

 

This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.
This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.

The Rules

  • Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  • Answer the questions set to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
  • Nominate Others.

Answers to Erika’s Questions

  1. What do you think when you look at the night sky?  I think about the beauty of the entire universe. How beautiful it looks in the night when stars shine like pearl. I think about the creature of the universe and its beginning and end.
  2. What makes you smile? Well, I don’t have any particular reason for this. I smile whenever I want to. Of course , I laugh when there is something funny. But having nothing to smile make me smile too. There are times when I laugh unnecessary and my friends starts to laugh just because I am laughing and that too makes me laugh even more. 🙂
  3. What are you doing to provoke a smile in other people’s face? There are lots of things I can do that even I also forget sometime what I did to make others smile. I crack the jokes and most of the times my jokes are enough to make others laugh and if it does not work then I relate the person to something and grasp a funny story at that moment only which definitely works. This is the reason also that people enjoy my presence. There are lots of other thing also I do and then it will become a never ending list. When I have thought of making others laugh, I just do it. Hahaha… 🙂
  4. If you could turn into any animal what would it be and why?  I would like to become a bird so that I can fly from here and there. From mountains to ocean, from hills to terrain and see and experience the ultimate beauty of nature.
  5. What is your biggest dream? I will reveal when I will accomplish it. 🙂

I am nominating the following wonderful bloggers for this award.

My questions to nominees

  1. Share a funny moment from your life in which you are the reason behind that moment.
  2. What according to you is the difference between “love” and “like” ?
  3. Everything has pros and cons. So is there anything you dislike in blogging world ? Share if any.
  4. What is your take on my writing ?
  5. How you celebrate the happiness and sadness ?

All the best to all the wonderful bloggers. These award posts just give a chance to know more about each other. So would be eagerly waiting for the responses from your side. Happy blogging. 🙂

 – Ashish Kumar