Shades Of Life
Shades Of Life: Life is a supernova of emotions, a multi-colored extravaganza and a celebration of colors that carve a way for us to be “expressive”. These colors often vary from situation to situation. They may be vibrant, bright and attractive, or even bland and gloomy. Nevertheless, they invoke the soul from within and portray the various dimensions of life.
Come and explore the various shades of life – from the lighter tones of friendship and love to the murkier hues of revenge and murder – of human beings, of how their personalities and their situations mould them into their real selves – in this anthology of prose and verse, from authors across the world, Shades of Life.
🙂 …to me 🙂
Shades Of Life, my dream project, is a collection of stories and poems by various authors. I can write a brief inside story of what and how it happened?
It all started in July 2015 when I hosted an online contest calling for submissions of stories anonymously. A few asked to reveal the publication name or the editor name, but we declined politely to reveal the names. It was just to measure the success rate of an anonymous editor. (Well, I started my writing journey as ‘Someone is Special’ and so I like anonymity). One of the participants Kirti Garg, suggested us to accept poems, as she wants to submit a poem for the theme. We liked her idea and so we accepted poems and stories from various authors. Guess what? We got a good no of three digit submissions, giving us a tough time to select the winners. And on September 2016, we announced the social media the power of anonymity.
I have a big list of people to thank and I have done it already in my acknowledgement. So I will keep it short here. Special thanks to Vinit K. Bansal sir, Neelam Saxena Chandra mam, Namrata, my team at Book Lovers World and IndiAuthor, Simran Kaur, Sachin Shresta, Vishal Bagaria and the Contributing authors— Aishwarya Chitransh, Anmol Singh, Anusree Basu, Arna Sarka, Ayushi Khare, Cifar, Debasish Mishra, Diksha Chakraborty, Diwakar Pokhriyal, Elora Rath, Enakshi Johri, Garima Behal, Garima Jain, Gunjan Mishra, Jagriti Parakh, Jasmit Singh, Kirti Garg, Leena Walawalkar, Maliny Mohan, Monisha Vishwanath, Monojit Dutta, Nehali Lalwani, Nisha Raju, Pamela Bose, Prakash Guru, Purba Chakraborty, Rashmi Kurup, Rishabh Pandey, Sanjana Radhakrishnan, Sanjay Thampy, Satyananda Sarangi, Shruti Mall, Sulaiman Sait, Swathi Shenoy, Vibhuti Bhandarkar and Vinay Leo R.
Last but not the least let me thanks my wife Vidhya, my mother Meenakshi, my family and my friends for everything they have done so far.
The book was a super-hit. It paved way for Shades of Life 2!
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Meet The Authors:
Our contributing authors are so kind to feature us on blogs. Here’s the list:
All views, incidents & characters expressed in the book are fictional and author’s own imagination. Resemblance to any real life incident or person is purely co-incidental. Logos of various brands/companies/incorporation used here are the trademarks of their respective owners, used with permission.