Srinagar, Nov 27: Keeping up with the trend of penning down books, another girl from Katrusu area of Kulgam in south Kashmir has written a poetry collection in a bid to vent out her feelings and pursuing her passion.
Arbeena Aara Wani-who has recently passed her class 12-and has managed to secure admission in the Food Technology in a college in Delhi said that she always had a passion for writing and that the COVID-19 lockdown allowed her to pursue it vigorously and came up with a poetry collection named ‘Tale of Two Hearts’.
“While the writing was always there, the lockdown gave me an opportunity of sitting back and writing down-I kept writing during the period, then thought why not to give it a shape of a book,” Arbeena told Excelsior.
The book with a print run on 50 pages is a collection of at least 30 poems that Arbeena has written over the period. The book has been published and edited by a local publisher ‘Wular Publications’.
While talking about the content of the book, she said that there is no one single theme governing the collection, rather, there are varied tones and themes in it-talking about various phases, feelings people feel or face in their lifetime.
While she has penned down a book, Arbeena said that she is not going to make the writing her full-time career; rather, she has decided to pursue it as a hobby and carry on with her studies seriously.
“I would not have done that, but you have to understand that making writing a full-time career is not an option, not at least in Kashmir; so I am trying to carry on with both the things, my career as per wishes of my parents and my passion. My parents have given me full freedom in this regard,” she said.
Arbeena is currently attended online classes amid pandemic and is expecting to return to the college as soon as the educational institutions are thrown open.
Back home, she said that she has the support of her father who is a teacher by profession and her mother along with her siblings.
Addressing the youth, she said that a person can carry on with its passion as well as with its career option. “You have to tell your parents what you want to do-in that, you have to be realistic-and I am sure that they always turn out to be supportive,” she said.