Lockdown Inspires A Book Of Beautiful WordsLockdown Inspires A Book Of Beautiful Words
on Jun 28, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have brought the world to a standstill. But it has helped many to hone their skills and unleash creativity. Fourteen-year-old Mumtaz Mariam, a Class X student of Bethany Central School, Nangiarkulangara, used the lockdown to fulfill her dream of becoming an author. She has authored and self-published an ebook titled My Journey. The 34-page book is a collection of six poems in English, one short story and a poem in Malayalam, and a poem in French, which is a translation of one of her English poems. My Journey touches upon contemporary issues, the environment, and scientific imagination. “I have won prizes in poetry and story writing competitions, but never thought of publishing a book until COVID-19 started to sweep the world more than a year ago. After being confined to home, I started reading voraciously to kill boredom during the COVID-19 lockdown. I wrote a few poems and stories after getting inspiration from reading books. All the works in My Journey were written during the period,” says Mumtaz, a resident of Kumarapuram, near Haripad. The story Bhoomiyum Chovvayum is a tale written in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It tells the story of a couple who came to Earth from Mars to enjoy a vacation and faces numerous difficulties such as oxygen shortage and environmental issues. It vividly narrates human-nature relationships, the importance of friendship, and so on.
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