Om Books International celebrated the launch of The Sound of Silence by Akanksha G Mittal on 05th September 2018. The tome was launched by Actor and UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India Dia Mirza
On the occasion author Akanksha G Mittal shared her experience of putting together the book, with Dia and the gathering.
Also present at the launch were publisher, Ajay Mago, Rohit Bal, Photographer Raghu Rai, Ramola Bachchan, Designer Charu Parasher amongst others.
About the Book
The Sound of Silence, Akanksha G Mittal’s debut collection of poems, is a poignant exploration of themes including love, longing, loss, melancholy, liberation and euphoria. Thoughtfully crafted, each poem weaves a cautionary tale for the wandering heart, while it upholds a fragile, yet tenacious belief in life and light. With its evocative imagery, The Sound of Silence, presents an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of emotions in the course of a sinuous journey called Life
About the Author
Akanksha G Mittal spent her growing-up years at Ashok Hall in Majkhali, Uttarakhand amidst the magnificent Kumaon hills. Ever since, she has nurtured a deep love for nature and poetry. A district-level champion in badminton doubles from Almora, she is equally drawn to theatre, fine arts, photography and horse-riding. Akanksha, a Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurship from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi, divides her time between writing poetry, reading, heeding the call of the hills, and looking after the Punjab chapter of the Corporate Social Responsibility of a leading conglomerate in India
Farhan Akhtar, Actor, Film Director and Producer: Life’s meanderings captured beautifully in verse.
Tisca Chopra, Actor, Film Producer and Author: Akanksha’s words glide beautifully and precariously across an emotional tightrope.
Shakun Batra, Award Winning Film Director: Such complex emotions in such simple words that it takes a moment before the depth of Akanksha’s thoughts become apparent.
Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International: The Sound of Silence earns its stripes on all fronts—through its poems, its illustrations, its whispered words, its stifled pleas, it sighs and its deep silences. It is an act of courage that merits applause, an offering to be received with grace, and an exploration of those silences in our lives that help us decipher the power of words, of Nature, of Life itself.
About Om Books International
One of the largest English language trade publishers in the Indian subcontinent, Om Books International has been a name to reckon with for over five decades in the Indian publishing and retail industry. Headquartered in Noida, OBI has a diverse publishing list including cinema, biography, memoir, mind-body-spirit, photo essay, art, architecture, lifestyle, fiction — commercial and literary. It counts amongst its notable authors Khalid Mohamed, Mushtaq Shiekh, Bharathi S Pradhan, Nasreen Munni Kabir, Rauf Ahmed, Kamala Das, William Dalrymple, Vir Sanghvi, Christopher C Doyle and Abhay Vaidya.
Om Books International has won several awards from Federation of Indian Publishers and Gourmand World Cookbook Award for several of its best seller books.
OBI has an equally strong and varied children's publishing programme under its imprint, OmKidz.