Abhroneel Mukherjee, a.k.a. Neel (his preferred name), is a poet and aspiring musician who resides in Kolkata, India. Since childhood, his lack of interest in academics was compensated by his inclination towards poetry and music. He was an emotional kid, who found his expression in writing poetry and composing songs.
Neel’s poetry continues to serve as an outlet for his day-to-day emotions. His first book, Storm Clouds at the Back of My Mind is an accumulation of his Tumblr rants put together as a poetry book. Not one to beat about the bush, he prefers to perceive, and replicate in his work, emotions in their rawest form, which oftentimes results in extremely intense write-ups. His work will probably help you confront the known-unknown feelings. It shall also let you know that in those moments of vulnerability you are not alone. He is standing right there by your side till the sun rises.
In his free time, he likes to cook, play video games and mostly find new hobbies or skills to learn.
Although his Tumblr account is now no longer in use, you can follow him on:
“This book may make you cry, make you fall in love, or maybe even contemplate possibilities wilder than your wildest imaginations.”
Storm Clouds at the Back of My Mind is not for everyone; it is not a story of the ages.
This book is for you and for me. All my feelings, thoughts and longings, fragmented and whole, await you within these pages— an extension of my consciousness, my very being.
I have given material form to all my failings, insecurities, and fears within these pages in hopes of reaching out to you. You are not alone out there. I know it’s hard right now, I know that there are moments when you feel like you are not enough when the world feels too big a place to inhabit, and you feel like a small speck of insignificance.
They lied to you. There isn’t enough of ‘you’. I hope by the time you have finished reading this book, you realize that you are made of the same stardust that constituted our entire universe in primordial times. You are made of stars, and you’re spectacular.