Infinite Musings

Notion Press
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How many times has a photograph triggered in us an emotion, a thought, a story, or even poetry? Infinite Musings builds on this premise in a never-done-before format.
With 51 captivating photographs from 17 countries across 5 continents, and a snippet (pithy prose/poem) inspired by real life events creatively attached to each photograph, this book promises a thought provoking journey across Adulthood, Love, Parenthood and Death. There is also a garnish of Indian folk art to augment the aura of creativity.
So grab your cup of coffee, curl up in that quiet corner, and venture on a journey of Infinite Musings across life and the globe! 
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About the author

An Engineer and MBA by qualification, Rituparna believes her education has served her well by giving her the courage to choose offbeat means of living for two decades - from serving in the Indian Air Force in its second batch of women engineers to co-owning a cookie shop to championing operational excellence for corporate giants. A three-time award winning run-in-costume designer at Bengaluru’s World 10K event, Rituparna also ran a few half marathons and is currently focusing on music and creative writing. Her poem features in an anthology ‘Po’try’, and is forthcoming in ‘Indian Literature’. She resides in Bengaluru, India with her husband, Rajat, and 5-year old son, Vihaan. After experiencing the joy Vihaan bought into her life, Rituparna became an advocate for adoption. She can be reached at author.rituparna@gmail.com
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Publisher
Notion Press
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Published on
Mar 14, 2017
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9781946869562
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Language
English
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Genres
Photography / Individual Photographers / General
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This content is DRM free.
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