Om Books International in association with Crossword Bookstores celebrated the launch of 101 Haiku on 26th July 2018 at Crosswords, Kemps Corner, Mumbai. The stunning tome was launched by Director Meghna Gulzar (Director Talwaar & Raazi)
On the occasion author Dinesh Raheja shared his experience of putting together the book with Meghna Gulzar wherein she also shared with audience her success story in form of haiku(short form of poetry)
Present on the occasion were Sasha Agha, Tanuj Virwani, Rati Agnihotri amongst others.
About the book
This is the maiden venture in the world of Haiku for veteran author, Dinesh Raheja, who has five books to his credit so far. A popular Japanese form of poetry, Haiku juxtaposes two images to provoke thought or induce a smile or fill your senses with awe and wonder at the inherent beauty in nature. It’s essentially a three-line seduction into the world of aesthetics and art.
About the author
Dinesh Raheja, author, journalist, screenplay writer and poet for the last 34 years, wrote his first Hindi poem Buddhapa at the age of 12 when he saw his ageing aunt becoming breathless while climbing a flight of stairs. The poem came to him like a spontaneous burst of thought, as does most of his poetry. His poems in Hindi and English have been published in Mid-day, The Daily Hindi Milap and The New Indian Express. Raheja has authored five books so far: The 100 Luminaries of Hindi Cinema, Indian Cinema: The Bollywood Saga, Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam: The Original Screenplay, Chaudhvin Ka Chand: The Original Screenplay and Kaagaz Ke Phool: The Original Screenplay. This is Raheja’s first attempt at haiku. He is a huge admirer of Japanese haiku master, Matsuo Basho (1644–1694