“The purpose of the book (Songs of the Mist) is to reach out to the young generation, who sadly do not relate to our rich culture and heritage, says Shashi, Author of the Book, who admires young people like the recent recipient of Fields Medal Manjul Bhargava.” – Nandhitha
“The core focus of the book ‘Songs of the Mist’, is to be in the moment, live in the present, find purpose of your life, find goal and work towards achieving that goal” – Mahesh A Thinker, Avid blogger and great Editor.
“It is definitely one among those books, which has the huge potential to change the way you think, change the way you live… it is not the regular romantic novel, nor a regular suspense thriller neither it is a self help book… It is just free flow of thoughts. It is an outpouring of one man, who for about 20 years thought about how to distill his life’s experiences, how to bring about the essence of Bhagwat Gita for a generation that seems to question what is the purpose of reading them now, which has been handed down from generation…” – Mahesh An avid blogger, a thinker and great
“This book is not only about spirituality, I want to add that this could be a book about heart break and love, it could be a manual, it could be just about anything. The Monk Key, I believe, is key to yourself.” Nandhitha – Editor, professional and a great creative thinker.
“At the very basic level “Songs of the Mist” is a love story… it has got heart break and pain… but it also has underlying layer, which I would like readers to get to and understand.” from Book Reading organised by Apparao Galleries
In the session, I have shared some of the lines from the book, I have liked from my book at the event organised by Apparao Galleries at The Leela Palace Hotels on 14th May, 2015.
The Apparao Galleries in association with The Leela Palace Hotels organised an cross disciplinary evening of Art, Music and Literature, where my book “Song of the Mist‘ was showcased.
In the video, you will find how the book was created, from where it comes from and why I ultimately published it…
“Shashi’s descriptive beauty of the mystic nature of Himalayas interwoven with sufferings and the heartaches, and struggle of each protagonist, provide eloquent and thought provoking read. Not a book to browsed at glance and to reach books full potential demands commitment and investment of time to savor its subtlety and do grows.” – TIMERI N MURARI, Author, Journalist, Play write and Script writer introduces my book to the august gathering at the Hotel Leela Palace, Chennai.
|Swetha Sriram – Disciple of Bombay Jayashree opens the evening
with her devotional songs
The Leela Palace Hotel and Perspectives along with Apparao Gallery created an evening of “Art, Music and Writing”, on 14th May, 2016. In the program, I was invited to give my readers an interactive experience to my book “Songs of the Mist” – a reading of the Book, accompanied by the music of Swetha Sriram (Vocal), Vittal Rangan (Violin) and Thanjavur Praveen (Mridangam).
|The Essence of Divine Song – Cover Painting
by Keshav Sir
This coffee table book has all the 9 songs of the Monk from my book “Songs of the Mist” as well as some of the Haiku and thoughts from the book. The book’s cover page is by famous cartoonist of Hindu, Mr. Keshav -one of the finest Krishna Bhakta, I have come across in Chennai. The book is conceptualized by Krishan Kumar Sharma, which includes Photographs by Goutam Chakraborty, Suresh Thommandram and some of my pictures as well.
|The Chennai Bloggers and the Family Gang|
|Media Blitz for the event…|
|Slides from my presentation… My experience in Himalayas
over the decades…
|The book reading slides…|
Balajee C R of Deccan Chronicle writes today 14th May, 2016
For very long time, we have denied our rich heritage, culture and ancient knowledge base their rightful place…
Indian Express 14th May, 2016
“I wanted the younger generation to understand spirituality”, recalling his experience with a youngster who asked ‘What’s the point of being spiritual?” writes Roshne in the article “A Quest to the Himalayas..” in today’s Indian Express.
Looking forward to see you all in ‘An evening of Art, Music and Writing’ at The Leela Palace Hotel around 7PM, where I talk about my book “Songs of the Mist” and why did I publish it.