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Book Review: Petals by Tanvi Naskar

Petals by Tanvi Naskar is a beautifully written and illustrated poetry book of 40 poems. It's a rich collection where we witness diversity of a poet's mind and heart. She has nursed poems on the subjects and chores that she is subjected to encounter frequently. The inside work is free of biased, disparity, and dependent. As a fan of light poetry, one will surely fall for it.

The special aspect of this book is that it’s written with undefiled feelings. Such is the charm when a young poet indulges herself in the realms of free flowing poetry.

The book unknowingly explores various themes pertaining to our life and society as it chugs ahead. It comes as a fresh aroma to sooth the misery of heart. It will set you on a free sail of life, making you understand the beauty of every day nuisances of our lives.

‘A Tiny Counselling for Rejection’ is a great poem in its essence. It depicts that one needs to mend herself to overcome the fear of rejections. Being rejected is not a sin, one can go ahead and win the world.

In the poem, A Peculiar Era, the poet shows her anguish side while complaining about the shallowness of today's generation. "Argument" defines the types of people one can face in life at any juncture.

There are some terrific poems on the dilemma of women struggle while working, on a train ride, looking for cab at night, and so on. The poem ‘Suffering of Daily Train Journey’ looks at the funny side of being a girl or woman, this poem brings alive the ambience of a lady compartment of a train, which is more of a chatter box than a passenger bogie. You will love the keen observation through Tanvi's point of view.

Tanvi’s way of expression and nature of poetry is highly contemporary. Look at that stanza, isn’t amazing as how she weaves her words, effortlessly yet meaningful.

“You are the emblem of conviction,

You are the emblem of expectancy

You are the emblem of forbearance

You are the emblem of contentment

And …

All these divine power have sent you.”

Solitude, Love, and One Thrilled Night are other amazing poems in the book that are drawn from the women's point of view, bringing some of the issues that grapple them quite often.

The collection is also reflective of mental state and health through poems like Disregard, Follow, Sunset, Harassment.

It’s an all rounder sort of poetry, not limited to any one aspect of life. The book is easy to read with docile comprehension, creating no dilemma in readers’ vision. A simple lovely book that you can relish on any day in any season. This time Tanvi's efforts are fantastic. She has evolved with time, hope she returns soon with a dashing novel.

Buy the book from Amazon and Kindle.


  1. Poems are most relevant to our daily life and gives much happiness

  2. Wonderful deep thinking

  3. These poems are literally based on real life subjects and this is an excellent book

  4. Excellent book with poems cooked with emotions from the soul

  5. A wonderful creation... lots of best wishes for the upcoming one.

  6. It’s such a wonderful book, I felt it, and it’s not just a book it’s also a life lesson that can push every single people to bounce back!!


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