Sanskrit Syllables are enough to give you energy – “Songs of the Mist” Book Launch

At “Songs of the Mist” launch, famous Rap Singer / spiritualist “Blaaze’ and Sh. Keshav Ji – Hindu Cartoonist and foremost Krishna Bhakt, discuss how the ancient Shlokas and scriptures affect our selves and provide a great source of energy and peace as well as the way to live…

“When you just listen to it (Shlokas etc), …the sanskrit syllables are enough to get you positive energy, without knowing anything about it. … it can only bring peace in a world like this”. – Blaaze
“Our Purana’s (Ancient Vedic Scriptures etc.) give you how to deal with life, how to deal with situations and predicaments, as they have already analyzed and laid it out on platter so that you don’t have to think.” – Keshav ji

Ancient scripture give you ways and means to deal with life...
Ancient scripture give you ways and means to deal with life…

It was a wonderful discussion with such creative souls, underlin my thrust for younger generation to reach out into the depth of knowledge our ancient culture and heritage carried within… My book “Songs of the Mist” is one such attempt to reach out to the young generation as its underlying theme is the essence of Bhagwat Gita…

Odyssey Book Launch

Songs of the Mist” book launch and Tushar Geet – Hindi translation of my book to be published by Story Mirror was organised by Odyssey Book store, Chennai on 24th July.

Some images from the Odyssey Book Launch
Some images from the Odyssey Book Launch

It was a wonderful discussion with creative people like Blaaze – Famous Rap Artist and Keshav – The famous Hindu News Paper Cartoonist. As the purpose of my book is to reach out to younger generation and inspire them to read the wonderful treasure trove of our ancient knowledge carried with our Indian culture and heritage, the discussion with the guests was engrossing.

Some of the speakers at the launch
Some of the speakers at the launch

BlaaZe, who performed a beautiful rendition of Shymala Dandakkam at the launch, underlined my thoughts with his talk.

“When you just listen to it (Shlokas etc), …the sanskrit syllables are enough to get you positive energy, without knowing anything about it. … it can only bring peace in a world like this”. – Blaaze

Keshav advised the young generation that there is much more to our Vedic culture, citing his own experience as an artist, who paints Krishna on daily basis and shares to the world. It has to be experienced personally to understand the intricacies and the beauty in it.

"The Language alone will change you" - Shashi
“The Language alone will change you” – Shashi

As far as I am concerned, the purpose of my book “Songs of the Mist” is to get young generation to go back to our heritage and culture. Find the beauty of its language and underlying deeper thoughts… if that is hard to do, read the Sanskrit Text as the beauty of the language itself will change you…

Reaching out to the young generation – Interviews by Nandhitha and Mahesh

“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.

Video Reviews by Mahesh and Nandhitha

“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.

Different layers of Songs of the Mist’s existence…

“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.

Timeri N Murari’s introduction to my book…


“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.