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A book launch with a difference

A book dedicated to the unsung heroes of the Hindi Film industry, the lyricists, was aptly and respectfully brought into focus during the launch of "Poetry and Emotions on Celluloid The Role of Hindi Film Lyricists” published by Rubric Publishing, New Delhi, authored by Dr. Chitra Prasad at The Press Club of India amidst an august gathering of intellectuals, doctors, engineers, and social activists. The book was released by renowned filmmaker and author Sarthak Dasgupta who is a sensitive singer himself. He was also the first person to review and appreciate the content of the book and the thought process of the Writer.

Pictured: Dr. Mitra Saxena (left) and

Dr. Chitra Prasad (right).

After the formal release of the book, my sister, a practicing consultant geneticist, and metabolic disease expert introduced different lyricists, in her inimitable style of sharing anecdotes, and snippets from the lives of the lyricists. Her family and friends also participated by singing soulful melodies taking this program to mesmerizing heights.

Music, melody, and lyrics are intertwined like the Holy Trinity and capable of creating magic for all Connoisseurs. Growing up, our family used music to decorate and embellish our experiences. As we have grown accustomed to its presence, we forgot how impactful music has been in our lives. It wasn't until I started talking with my sister a few years ago as she was writing her book that I realized how important this piece of work is for several people! Her dedicated and exhaustive efforts to bring this book to completion are not only inspiring, but they also reminded me again of the importance of lyricists and good poetry for connoisseurs of music.

I am humbled and very proud to have had the opportunity to help my sister present this book through the musical book launches we conducted in Delhi and Rewari, India.

Dr. Mitra Saxena,

A sister, singer, and a obstetrician & gynecologist by choice!

(Guest Blogger)

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