Ripples…of the soul is a
collection of poetry by Chitra Srinivasan. What makes it really interesting, is
its simplicity and its ability to relate to the booklover.
Be it her depiction of
“As you lay in the crib on
a soft bed with tiny cushions I saw your small hands”
“In early spring bright
wings a sea of flying color in a garden of flowers”
A busy marketplace
“The early morning rush,
the train, the bus a crush”
Or the Train of Life
“The train of life when it
arrives with its solitary passengers at the platform of death leaves behind
memories that wither like flowers on a wreath”.
In this day and age when
we are surrounded by the concrete jungle she takes the reader on a virtual trek
through nature while sitting in the drawing room. Her description of death is
an eye opener as it reveals the complexities of this unchangeable and final
truth of our lives. Not to mention her narrative of life, which is equally
One poem that will
particularly touch the reader's heart and connect with every reader is "My
Granny." A grandmother is an indispensable part of our lives and this poem
brings out in a very simple and charming manner the story of this wonderful
woman. A truly appealing collection of verses wherein every poem will strike a
chord with the reader.
Chitra Srinivasan grew up
in Mumbai, the financial metropolis of the country. She loves to read fiction
as well as poetry.
Chitra is a student of Biochemistry but by profession she is a
Pharmacist. In a career spanning over two decades, she has been primarily
associated with the pharmaceutical industry. She has also been a senior
reporter with a pharma publication from the Indian Express Group.
She has excellent command over
the English language and words flow very easily from her pen. She has written numerous medical and health
related articles for various magazines and newspapers. But this is a collection
of her sonnets, which she has penned over the years. Currently she is working
as a content writer with well-known pharmaceutical organizations.