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Book Review: Flip to Fillip by Pausali Mukherjee

Flip to Fillip by Pausali Mukherjee is a short book on collection of around 25 poems. The title subtly suggests about the motivation that this book can instill into readers. Among all themes, motivation stands tall in the book. The collection aims to inspire people for taking up fight in life against all adversities. The collection starts with Boon, this poem recollects the time that one goes through. It is the time that makes one strong and ready for battle in life. Thus, one needs to be prepared for bad time, but, at the same time needs to be positive. Life is a boon if one gets the underlying meaning of it.

The author has kept her language and theme of the book contemporary, some poems fit in the conventions of rhyming while many seem like a free verses on life and its allied lessons. It is one collection that one can read over and again, and can also share the wisdom on social media for portfolio building. Other than motivation, some of the poems reflect the challenge that the author must have taken in her life. She guides, professes, inspires and motivates. Poems like All You Need and Rise for Falling highlights the importance of ‘Self’ in life. Sunday is another great poem in the book, it simply puts that a holiday is not a day for resting and leisure for all, there are many who work on this day as well. Sunday doesn’t epitome a day for rest or holiday. All the poems are easy to read and understand and if one reads twice, it means grasping all from all perspectives.

One can read this book for motivation, inspiration, and above all to soothe one’s mind in the seething time of pandemic. It is an inspiring work of literature. Before we end the review, we would like you to go through a short stanza from the collection which aptly shows how brilliant is the storytelling through poems:

“Memory is the best receipt,

Printed by time,

With the ink of moments.

The ink may fade,

But it never vanishes.

And what remains,

Is the impression of it.

It’s strong imprint

Says that memory is that receipt,

We get from life

Probably as the best gift...”


About the Author:

Pausali Mukherjee was born and brought up in ‘City of Joy’ Kolkata. She is a postgraduate in English Literature and professionally an educationist, working in the field of nurturing young minds for last 15 years. The author, a passionate penner, is a single mother believes on the power of pen; pen can wound, pen can heal too. With her pen, she tries to portray the sketch of all those points of the road where she meets herself or the self of society around her in the course of her journey called Life.

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