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Who is S-499, and what did Ravi and Vijay see? What is the connection between the red roses and Sydney? How did Vetaal help Vikram? And what is the curse of Shiva?

Curse of Shiva and Other Tales is an engaging collection of short stories and poems, which covers various themes. The short stories depict tales of science fiction, adventure, history, struggles and achievements.

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The Lonely Drummer and other poems

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The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems takes the reader through a gamut of human emotions and feelings and tickles the reader’s imagination and curiosity levels as well. If the Lonely Drummer talks about the fate of a performing artist, the Memoir of a Currency Note deals with a first-person account of a currency note’s life journey and how it is similar to humans as well. The Blue Book is a poem of the suspense/mystery genre and is sure to appeal to the curiosity level of the reader.

There are poems based on Alliteration (Striking Storm, Butter Biscuit), Limericks and other styles (prose, non-rhythmic) which talks about our connection with nature and how we can take a few learnings out of it (The Floating Messenger, The Long Walk). The younger readers can also expect to read and enjoy some lesser known facets about our solar system, scientific discoveries, and history in a few other poems (Signs of Science, Original Nine, The Brightest Jewel).

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Curse of Shiva and Other Tales

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Who is S-499, and what did Ravi and Vijay see? What is the connection between the red roses and Sydney? How did Vetaal help Vikram? And what is the curse of Shiva?

Curse of Shiva and Other Tales is an engaging collection of short stories and poems, which covers various themes. The short stories depict tales of science fiction, adventure, history, struggles and achievements. It delves into how one’s choices and actions in life cause unintended consequences for all.

The collection of poems discusses themes like nature, life, and our role as an individual and the relationship we have with the outer world. The eternal conflict between our inner world and the outer world at large is a recurrent theme in many of the poems.

about the author

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Abhishek Goswami

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Abhishek Goswami works with an MNC in Gurgaon and is a writer by interest. He is a post-graduate in business administration, PMP and Lean certified and a graduate in Science from Delhi University.

In his spare time, he likes to read classic mysteries, historical/mythological fiction and follows cricket and music with passion.

The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems was his first book, published by Notion Press in 2017. He was awarded the “Top 100 Inspiring Authors of India” in 2018 and “Swami Vivekananda Award for Excellence in Literature” in 2019, presented by the Governor of West Bengal for his first book. He is a regular contributor to literary sites like Asian Literary Society, Muse India and United By Ink. A few of his poems and stories have been published in The Hans India newspaper and anthologies by Asian Literary Society, United By Ink and Half Baked Beans. He also features regularly in various Asian Literary Society events to recite his latest creations.

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Books to Read Reviews

Accidentally, I began reading this book randomly and first picked up the poem entitled The Ideal Candidate and believe me, that was perfect entertainmen

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Indian Book Critics Reviews

Writes Abhishek Goswami in his poetry collection The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems and this is very true; moreover,

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The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems is the debut poetry collection by Abhishek Goswami who happens to be a full-time employee on a reputed post in a reputed

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Testimonials

Short and Sweet

The book is a collection of Short Stories and (surprise!) poems. Reading through it takes one back to their childhood. It has 10 short stories and 23 poems wrapped up in 78 pages. The cover is attractive, the price a trifle expensive. The illustrations at the end of several chapters are well thought out.
All in all a good read for children. Adults may find it a little less 'adult-ish'! Gift it to your kids, guys!!!
Oh! And I almost forgot! You won't find a 'Verified Purchase" tag with this review because I did not buy the book from Amazon. I met the author at a Lit Fest and he was sweet enough to gift a copy to me
Way to go, Abhishek! Cheerio!


- Divya Narain Upadhyaya

Must read

Very rarely you come across a writer who uses english naturally & in a simpler vocabulary to pass on his msg through his writings...interesting short stories & meaningful poetry... now after i'm through with it, the book is changing hands in my family... an entertaining experiment where prose & poetry coexist...
Good job abhishek..waiting for more writeups from you...

- yashika suri

Wonderful book for Kids and Grown ups

Great collection of short tales and poems. Vetaal and Vikram was a marvelous story of human emotions and nice reference of Mahabharat in it. Enchanted forest poem is such a simple yet powerful read .Do go for this book for a simple, informative and good read.

- Indian Reader

An experimental idea, but delivers on the promise

I am a big fan of long-form of fiction, but at the same time, I am always intrigued at the sheer power of short stories. They provoke your imagination, compel you to think and tickle your thoughts in a shortest possible span of words.

- Amaninder S. Hajrah

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