Lantern is a collection of short stories and poetries written over the years. Be it the pirate story Aurum or the First World War drama The Long Letter, each story is of a different genre to captivate the mind and keep the reader glued till the end. The stories have a common theme that we all can relate to - one day is enough to turn the world upside down.Sometimes, the mind wonders about the twists and turns of life, and tries to comprehend its doings. This is when poetry forays into imagination. The Cycle and Nirvana depict the seesaw of circumstances that one goes through. The poems express the entire spectrum of human emotions and act as a mirror for everyone to see past the mirage of life.