New Delhi, India


Shantha is a scientist working in Delhi. Her passion is writing, and this is her fourth book of poetry. 



This book is the reflections of a seeker as she walks through the noisy lanes of life. Talking of the basic brass-tacks of householders’ lives, their longings and desires, their inner cravings and outer compulsions, their seeking of something more, something greater while wading through the sticky web of earthly living… She drives through streets of life, finds homes with characters and houses with features. Living effectively needs flavours from all things around. Desires change identities and there is peace if one communes silently with God, trees, birds and earth. ...

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This is a book of poetry with light words and deep thoughts. Ranging from Nature to parenthood, the poet finds a muse in every little thing she sees around her. Poetry is the unchecked reflection of inner thought that is truer than prose. This is one book that brings you that emotion – in simple verse. Pick this up and read on a quiet afternoon or a dreamy night. You will not be disappointed. ...

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When one is not understood, a sense of betrayal starts entering the body that then works to destroy one's external world. Is this the end? Is there a plausible source of all suffering, which I may find in my wandering words? Yes, yes. The answer keeps coming. The quest has to continue irrespective of the answer.

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