‘Chameleon Lights’- Labour of Love featured at Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata
Labour of love weaved delicately into poetic verses, found life in the passionate recitation of upcoming writer Ayushman Jamwal as he mesmerised the audience with his soulful poems from ‘Chameleon Lights’- a collection of 20 short poems, published by Authorspress.
Ayushman read out poems close to his heart during the book reading event held at the Oxford Book Store, Park Street in Kolkata on Sunday. He also shared anecdotes of his inspiration that helped him evolve as a writer. The event was sponsored by the Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust, an organisation with a mission to promote young artists. The host of the evening was Debashish Mandal, a literary enthusiast.
Ayushman Jamwal, who is a journalist by profession and a senior news editor at CNN-News18 has won many hearts with ‘Chameleon Lights’, which features among the top 10 best-selling books of English poetry on Amazon and is fast becoming popular.
During the book reading event, the young writer, whose romance with words began at the age of 15, candidly revealed that he penned his first poem ‘Love Letter’ for his girlfriend in school.
Taking a trip down memory lane, Ayushman said, “I was in Class 11 when I penned Love Letter. Instead of studying for my board exams, I ended up talking to my girlfriend till the wee hours of the morning.” Describing it as one of the most profound experiences of his life, Ayushman said that Chameleon Lights is a piece of him that is now for the world to experience.
Some of Ayushman’s poems have also been composed into songs, performed by Kolkata’s famous minstrel Surjo Bhattacharjee. He enthralled the audience with a few of Ayushman’s poems like Modern Affection, Canine Love, Artist of the Soul and Crowd of Broken Souls.
Ayushman is the grandson of renowned Dogri litterateur and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Late Group Captain Randhir Singh. Randhir Singh was popularly known as `Kunwar Viyogi’ in literary circles and the KVM Trust has been founded in his memory to take forward his zeal for art, by nurturing it in young hearts and minds.
‘Chameleon Lights’, as Ayushman perceives, powerfully conveys a multitude of emotions, tracking the journey of a restless spirit as it tries to find its identity. The journey beautifully unfurls with well-lit paths and dark corners, where one encounters myriad hues of destiny, love, music, art, pain, suffering, beauty, spirituality and even a sprinkle of insanity.
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- Event Place : Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata
- Date : 05-03-2017
- Time : 05 : 00 PM
- Ayushman Jamwal : Ayushman Jamwal is a 27-year-old journalist based in New Delhi. He is a Senior News Editor at CNN-News18. He is a graduate of the Cardiff School of Journalism and started writing poetry when he was a student at The Doon School. His book Chameleon Lights is trending on top 5 Amazon bestseller (poetry) list.
Chameleon Lights is a journey of self-discovery. The turbulent passage of love, despair, peace and revelation is played out in twenty poems. The poems reflect the rough and unpredictable road to one’s identity – to who we are, and what we are capable of.