‘Lavender memories and other poems’ is a book of poems primarily based on Prof Ibrahim Noor al Bakry’s artwork that inspired Amita Sanghvi to create poem following poem. Memories we hold close to our heart are a component of our existence, and so potent is the function of prof Bakry, that sensibilities are evoked as you stare into the lavender hues in the paintings and poetry has overflowed. Amita’s book of poems was lately launched at the Indian Embassy.
H E Indra Mani Pandey, India’s Ambassador to Oman, was the chief guest and H E Mohammad al Zubair, advisor to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said for financial and organizing affairs was the guest of honour. Special guests Ajay and Kamal Khimji kindly graced the occasion. Some of the poems have been composed and set to tunes and sung by Arundhati Deshmukh and musicians Mohanish Jaju and Nitish Purohit performed on the tabla and sarod. Orbit coaching centre Guru Srimati Premila Ramesh choreographed her dancers who danced on the musical renditions of the poems.
The evening of art, music and dance at the book launch occasion ‘was exceptional’ in the words of chief guest H E Pandey.
Information Source: Muscat Daily