Morning Meanderings: A Collection of Musings

Author:
Santosh Bakaya

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Morning Meanderings: A Collection of Musings
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Print length : 393 pages
Publication date : June 25, 2020
Language : English

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This book is a collection of renowned author Santosh Bakaya’s gleanings on her morning walks, a sliver of the sun, a tiny bird’s lost feather, a nail filing of a moonbeam, a glistening smile of a shabby rag picker…

Well, you will all find them here – within the pages of this book. The 87 essays in this collection have been compiled from her musings column published in Learning and Creativity website. They have brought joy and cheer, and a smile on the faces of the readers with a perfect dose of morning motivation, humour, real life stories, anecdotes and more…!

Publisher : Learning and Creativity; 1st edition (25 June 2020)
Language: : English
File size : 5160 KB
Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Not Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 318 pages

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5 reviews for Morning Meanderings: A Collection of Musings

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    Gauri

    You would never be sad again

    Having read this as a column of daily musings, it gives me a great pleasure to read this as a collection, all together.

    The delightful cover page gives a peek into what’s to come, delightful stories from our everyday lives that we have forgotten to see.

    The illustrations are colourful, apt and eye-catching.

    The birds, the squirrels, the children, the park, Sahil, Badal….. all of them will fill you life with joy, not to forget the cats ?

    Go on! Make Dr Bakaya’s mornings your mornings and you would never be sad again.

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    Mahua

    Wonderful collection

    I’m delighted to see the Morning Meanderings of Santosh Bakaya Ma’m in a collection .
    She never ceases to amaze me by making the mundane come alive through her prodigious description of the place and her keen observation.

    She can almost engineer stories with geometric accuracy in terms of plot, imagery, use of phrases and everything. Her stories will take you to the place of action and will make you float with the plot as if you’re a part of it! The stories will keep lurking in your head long after you’ve read it.

    Read this wonderful collection and let yourself flow in sweeping meanders.

  3. Pankajam Kottarath

    Pankajam Kottarath

    Exceptionally Good

    I have read most of the episodes of Morning Meanderings and am delighted to read it now in book form, all in one place. Musings from everyday life which most of us might ignore as mundane things have been skillfully articulated painting those moments so vividly before the readers.

    Bakaya‘s lucid presentation of even small small things get etched in readers’ minds and her flowery language make people get hooked to what she is going to say. Her love for nature, birds, squirrels, her empathy towards migrant labourers, humour, all will make one feel like flowing with the theme. All the 58 articles in this book are exceptionally good and with appropriate illustrations, Morning Meanderings by Dr. Santosh Bakaya makes a worthy read.

  4. Mahua Sen

    Mahua Sen

    Let yourself flow in sweeping meanders

    I’m delighted to see the much sought after “Morning Meanderings” of the renowned author, Santosh Bakaya ma’m in a collection.

    She never ceases to amaze me by making the mundane come alive through her prodigious description of the place and her keen observation.

    She can almost engineer stories with geometric accuracy in terms of plot, imagery, and use of phrases. Her aesthetically crafted work will take you to the place of action and will make you float with the plot as if you’re a part of it! The stories will keep lurking in your head long after you’ve read it.
    Read this wonderful collection and let yourself flow in sweeping meanders.
    Grab a copy today, my dear friends!.”

  5. Brindha Vinodh

    Brindha Vinodh

    Insightful, interesting and enchanting.

    Compiled with great elan and elegance, this collection of essays is full of hope, optimism and motivation, construed with great passion in an effortless fashion by this wonderful writer. Dr. Santosh Bakaya paints vivid and myriad images with her words that we are not only carried away to the scenic aura but also to a world where humanity still exists in the the joy of simple and humble gestures of living.

    That some of the essays maybe called poetic pieces is no exaggeration for they are simply beautiful with metaphorical connotations, alliterative phrases and excellent imagery. What makes this collection stand apart is her unique style of observing and absorbing the nuances of all things around her, be it the charming eyes of the innocent children, the antics of the avian community or the moodswings of Nature and drawing inspiration from them and expressing them in her inimitable and humorous way.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this humongous collection of morning musings and found them insightful, interesting and enchanting.

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About the Author

A die-hard believer in Martin Luther King Jr’s  Dream and John Lennon’s Imagine, award-winning poet, academic, essayist, novelist, biographer, TEDx Speaker, and creative writing mentor, Santosh Bakaya, Ph.D., has been critically acclaimed for her poetic biography of Mahatma Gandhi, [Ballad of Bapu] and Only in Darkness can you see the Stars[ Biography of Martin Luther King Jr]

Her TEDx on The Myth of Writer's Block is very popular in creative writing Circles.

Refusing to be intimidated by any mythical Writer’s Block, she has written twenty- four books across many genres. Her poems and short stories have appeared in anthologies worldwide, her poems have been translated into many languages, and she has also edited many critically acclaimed anthologies.

She writes a weekly column, Morning Meanderings in Learning and Creativity. Com.

She has been on the Jury of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize for two successive years, 2020 and 2021

She justifies that streak of madness in her by holding on to the renowned filmmaker, Akira Kurosowa’s words, “In a mad world only the mad are sane” and Robin Williams’ quote, “You’re only given a spark of madness and if you lose that, you‘re nothing. Don’t ever lose that ‘cause it keeps you alive” So, she spends most of her time trying to keep that spark of insanity in her, alive by wreaking havoc on paper.

Her writings have appeared in Galaktika Poetike “Atunis”, Café Dissensus, Different Truths, Fasiihi Magazine, Glomag, Learning, and Creativity. Com. Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Kashmir Newsline, Kashmir Pen, Narrow Road, Poets in Nigeria, [PIN], Our Poetry Archive, Pangolin Review, Piker Press, Rhyvers, Setu, Scarlet Leaf Review, Spillwords, Window Journal, Yugen Quest Review, The Shadow Pond Journal, Bangalore Review.

Her book reviews have been published nationally and internationally in Setu, Bangalore Review, Different Truths, Kashmir Pen, and Fasihi.