Book Review – Eclectic Verses – Radhika Puttige


Life is a mix of many things, particularly thoughts and emotions which we feel in our day to day life. Good, bad, happy, sad, peace, nervous, jealous etc. we all have encountered with these feelings in life. In fact, life is broad and diverge in terms of our journey and our feelings. These broadness and divergence are beautifully captured poetically in a book titled “Eclectic Verses”, written by Radhika Puttige. The book gives a beautiful poetic presentation of various thoughts of life which is a mix of various emotions.

About the Author

Radhika Puttige had spent a decade as a teacher and now utilizing her time in creative work including writing. Eclectic Verses is her debut book as an author. She has presented the aspects of life in the form of haiku and poems in her debut book.

It is of paramount importance to mention that the author is a well-known blogger. Yes, she is the blogger at https://radhikasreflection.wordpress.com/  She is a brilliant writer and the master of writing haikus and poems. Many congratulations for publishing her collections of haikus and poems. 😊  Do visit her blog for amazing writings.

About the Book

Eclectic Verses is a collection of haikus and poems, 125 in total. The author had segregated various aspects of life in this book like emotions, present world, silence etc. Various emotional ripples which one experiences in life are presented in well crafted haikus and poems. So is the case with others. She had touched all the genre in this book. Anger, betrayal, motivational, nature loving, resilience, success, failure, karma, solitude etc. are presented beautifully in the form of haikus and poems.

My body breathes
But my soul is buried deep.

The book is full of such powerful excerpts which makes it an interesting and pleasant read. The author had brilliantly raised the present-day problem of addiction to social media in one of the poems titled “Disconnect”. An extract from that poem need a worth mention.

Thousands of friends on social media
Yet, not a single real one
***
Toxic social media eroded deep into lives
Today, humanity is tangled by wires of technology
Connected virtually, but disconnected in person.

The above excerpt is self-explanatory and such kind of verses in the book makes it a wonderful read. The best part of the book is the haikus and poems can be easily related to the readers. This is one of the most important reason to give it a read.

In one of the haikus, the author had described brilliantly the irony of life.

Irony of life
Battle of past and future
Present forgotten

Read the book for such beautiful verses and enjoy. Being a poetess, the author had dedicated a poem on poetry. She writes various phases of writing a poem, from thought generation to crafting words, editing and finalizing it. One should read the book to get a glimpse of such kind of literary pieces.

Eclectic Verses

The author had smartly raised few of the social issues including women empowerment and terrorism in poetic manner. She had also touched the issue of true and fake people or better to say, people masking their face to appear true. There are many haikus and poems describing natures beauty and the pleasant feeling of experiencing the same.

The author had also provided the sense of spirituality in her debut book. Prayer, meditation, nirvana, karma etc. she presents all such aspects in lucid manner. A haiku on solitude is a worth mention.

Solitary self
Under the blue parasol
Feels blissful moments

In a nutshell, Radhika Puttige had given a very ‘”good read” book on poems and haikus which should be considered to have a read, for all poems and haikus lover. Easily related poem, touching various emotions, natural beauty, spirituality, present world, and the problems etc. all are provided poetically. A very good book to read with various genre in one go.

-Ashish Kumar

1000 Followers


Recently my blog crossed 1000 followers and I am really surprised to know the same. When I started sharing my writings here, I have never thought of continuing for long but the overwhelming response and motivation from all of you had kept me going. 🤗😄

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your love and support which is the biggest gift for a writer. I am not that much active on blogging but have always tried to write whatever comes in my mind and share among you all. Your views and motivation are very important and I hope you all will continue to shower your blessings on me. 😃 Thanks a lot for reading, liking and sharing your views which keeps me going and I hope to write much more in coming future… 🤗😄🙏 Stay tuned and thanks a million for this… Have a nice day. God bless you all with lots of love and happiness… 🤗😊🙂

Ashish Kumar

What should I write?


What should I write???
Nothing comes in my mind.
No idea and no creativity.
How can I be so lazy?
Thought of writing something real.
Ended up writing the unreal.
This happens several times.
But I really enjoy such times.

Writer’s are different from rest of the world.
They have the power to create and change the world.
Writing requires imagination and thinking.
Every literary piece is amazing.
Be it love, romance, sad or motivational.
Writer’s are a source of inspiration.
I too want to write something now.
By reading it, you can say waw.
I am willing to write.
What should I write?
Not able to think the exact plot.
Do I need to take a rest to create the new plot?
Thinking from morning to evening.
I am not able to write anything.
But I will write soon.
With a positive noon.
But…
For the present.
What should I write???
Nothing comes in my mind.

Ashish Kumar

Welcome 2019


A warm welcome to the new year, 2019. As we have entered into a new year, I hope everything goes well with everyone in this new year. Just wanted to wish all of you a very happy new year. May God fulfill all your upcoming desires in this year with smiling faces. 🤗😅

One of the important aspects of the new year is to make a new year resolution and I have always failed in making the same. Every year, my new year resolution remains the same i.e to make a new year resolution. Confused? 🙄🤔 I have always failed in making new year resolution and hence on every new year eve, my new year resolution is to make a new year resolution. 😕😏 But this year my wish is to work on my novel and complete it and I am hopeful of doing so. 🤗

Once again, I wish all of you a very happy new year. Do share your new year resolution or wish which you want to accomplish. God bless you all. Stay tuned for my posts… 😊😃

Ashish Kumar

Good Bye 2018


Hello everyone. Hope all are doing good and will be busy in giving a warm welcome to the coming new year, 2019. 🙂 Every year is important as there are incidents and situations which impacts all of us and the same is applicable for 2018 as well. This post is a simple goodbye to 2018 with an expectation of better upcoming year.

There are many incidents in an year and there are many decisions which one takes during that year. Every incident and decision have some impact, positive or negative. Also, there are times when you have something to initiate in your life but you are unable to do so. Everything is in your mind but you are not able to start because of unknown reasons…. 😦 This situation has happened with me which I am sharing today. Since 2015, I was willing to write a novel but never started it. I have the story, plot, character etc in my mind but I was unable to start working for my novel. Recently, I don’t know what happened, I suddenly started to write it down. Even I was shocked that how I am writing which was stuck for 3 years. 🙂 This was a startling moment for me but I was happy for it. Whenever I get time, I am writing it… Let’s see when it gets completed. 😛

This was a moment which happened in 2018 with me apart from others, good and bad but initiating my novel was the one which is special for me and I hope you might have also encountered with something amazing or very close to your heart. Please share your views on 2018 and how the year went for you. And last, a humble goodbye to 2018…

Ashish Kumar