Mukesh Kwatra, a PhD in Environmental Entrepreneurship from Ecole Superieure Robert de Sorbon, France and founder of the green initiative ‘Smiling Tree’ has written a book titled, ‘Awakening – Sailing Through the 2020 Pandemic’ containing short & snappy poems that succinctly encapsulate the general emotions of urban middle-class people when trapped inside their homes.
The book was released by Professor C. S. Dubey, Vice Chancellor, Sanskriti University Professor C. S. Dubey in New Delhi. Firoz Bakht Ahmed, Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad was also present.
Dr. Kwatra speaking about the book said, “The Coronavirus Pandemic impacted all of us. While the paranoia of getting infected by the virus haunted us, I positively coped up by channelizing my worries into creative endeavors. The solitude of lockdown awakened my creative side and I penned thirty poems during the period. Besides, under the flagship of Smiling Tree, my social enterprise that has been working relentlessly for environment benefit, I successfully ran an ‘Earth Day Selfies’ campaign. The poems and the captivating selfies are compiled in this book. I just intuitively let things flow from my heart, the mind just followed.”
Professor C.S. Dubey said, “Dr. Kwatra put all of his heart in the book, and his love towards Environment is unconditional and he beautifully described it in his poetry.”
Firoz Bakht Ahmed praised Dr. Kwatra’s writing and his continuing work for the good of environment. “ Being crisp and crunchy, these poems are no lesser that a prized work of a Pulitzer or Booker prize,” he added.
The poems are short & snappy, and succinctly encapsulate the general emotions of urban middle-class people when trapped inside their homes. The poems take the readers through a roller-coaster ride, which includes the merriment of spending ample time with family and pets. He has expressed positivity in solitude beautifully in meaningful poems.