A psychologist who pens beautiful verses? Or a poet who practices psychology? And what about the lyricist? Will the real Ameeta Parsuram ‘Meeta’ please take a bow? The conundrum remains unanswered.

Well, to unravel the threads woven together to cretae a path breaking psychologist as also a feted poet and lyricist, Books en Beyond hosted an online session with Psychologist-cum-poet Ameeta Parsuram, the person that has touched thousands of hearts with her empathy, sensitivity, verses and wit. This session was infinitely charming with the ever gracious Shweta Aggarwal in conversation with the poet including an audience that was connected to each other from the first moment. The journey that began in grade6 or 7 with a series of coincidences that gave birth to a poet with an innate sense of empathy was further nurtured by a father who urged the poet to ‘follow her dreams;’. In her incredible journey that led everyone to this moment, this online meeting, this interaction once more proved the power of fate.

Ms Parsuram the poet was in full form, orating couplets and shayaris with her warmly textured voice, leaving the audience craving more of the same. We met a soul that refuses to be chained or suppressed; one who wants to remain unfettered and unbound. Just as day follows night, ‘Meeta’ talks of the myriad facets of womanhood, from the lilting and happy to the mature and experienced. She is the voice of the mute, those who suffer but cannot express. Her lines speak of indepth feelings richly flavoured her personal and personal experiences.

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