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Whispers from My Window: A Glimpse into Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar’s World

What does one do when their heart brims with emotions and stories? If you are Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar, you transform those feelings into a literary work, giving them life in the form of a book. Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar, has channelled her experiences and perspectives into her remarkable book, *Whispers from My Window*Divided into […]

What does one do when their heart brims with emotions and stories? If you are Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar, you transform those feelings into a literary work, giving them life in the form of a book. Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar, has channelled her experiences and perspectives into her remarkable book, *Whispers from My Window*Divided into three sections- Nostalgic Roots,Social Pathways and Spiritual Trails the anecdotes deal with various and veritable aspects of life with insightful and engaging narrative.

Dr. Ritu Kamra Kumar’s narrative is vividly brought to life with colourful depictions of childhood memories. The vibrant charpais of highway dhabas, where she once listened to bedtime stories or played hide and seek, are described with such detail that they leap off the page.Her memories of her home at Ambala are vivid and beautifully presented in- The Magical Town Where Childhood Resides.
A notable quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Wait for your returning strength,” is thoughtfully included by Dr. Kumar. She uses this to advise readers to focus their energy on helping friends during tough times, suggesting that aiding others can provide a necessary distraction and help overcome one’s own struggles. Dr. Kumar believes that reflecting on someone else’s hardship can put personal difficulties into perspective, offering a way to snap out of one’s own bad phase.

Dr. Kumar’s journey into creative writing began with her personal trials, particularly the emotional realization that her son would visit her only occasionally. This crystallization of her tears on the paper marked the start of her literary endeavors. Her grief over the loss of her mother also finds a poignant place in her work, as evidenced by its inclusion in – Reminiscing Mother’s Sweet & SoothingLullabies.
Progressive women who break the glass ceiling feature prominently in her stories, with “bichuas” (toe rings) symbolizing layers of Indian tradition and storytelling. Dr. Kumar’s observations on life are deeply introspective. She suggests that our purpose, or “ikigai,” resides within us and is kept alive by the magical memories that pulsate through our existence.

Dr. Kumar’s exploration of the multitasking life of a woman is encapsulated in her mention of “Coffee with Sunita,” implying that small moments of respite can offer significant comfort amidst life’s challenges.
*Whispers from My Window* presents a collection of fascinating tales, including the story of a dishevelled ten-rupee note that refuses to be separated from its owner, a misleading GPS lady, the pursuit of the perfect moment and treasured letters to a father. These stories are both captivating and unputdownable.

All the tales told come straight from her heart as they are about what is happening around us everyday.Since She is Professor of English,she brings profound understanding of language and narrative technique to her writing,enriching each story with layers of meaning and nuance.Each tale is a testament to Kumar’s mastery of craft.

Whispers from My Window not only captures the essence of her personal experiences but also offers universal insights into life’s challenges and joys. Grab a copy today to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of her storytelling.

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