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Spotlight on Aparna Jagannath, Writer

on December 19, 2022

(Photo by Vigneshwar Rajkumar on Unsplash)

Today, I want to shine the spotlight on Aparna Jagannath, a dear WordPress friend who lives in Chennai, India. Her passion for reading and writing is unsurpassed. She is a prolific reader with an M.A. in English Literature. She possesses impressive knowledge about writers from various cultures. She also writes wonderful poems and stories that will knock your socks off with their profound wisdom, wicked humor, and keen insight into the human condition. She does not mince words but gets right to the heart of the matter. Aparna is also a strong advocate for women’s rights in India and around the world. Right now, two of her books are available on Amazon.com:

This collection of stories offers valuable life lessons for children and teenagers alike. Aparna covers many topics: cheating on exams, rude behavior towards family, making healthy decisions, coping with harmful friends, bullying, indifference to school, kindness to animals, and others. My favorite story is “Trapped inside a Smartphone” because it is clever, well-written, and thought-provoking. If your child enjoys reading books about other countries and cultures, he or she will find this book highly enjoyable.


“A maze of wires surrounded him from all the sides. He was lying beside a giant motherboard. The place was air-conditioned. He almost started shivering. He looked around for his family, but couldn’t spot anyone. ‘Can you hear me, mom? Where are you, daddy?’ he screamed his lungs out, panicking. . .”

Aparna writes from the heart in this fine collection of poems. With honesty and openness, she speaks about the loss of friends, her father, and honor and compassion in the world. She fiercely advocates for herself, her daughter, and all women around the world in their struggle for freedom, dignity, and respect. Her hopes and dreams form the foundation of her writing. In spite of the crushing injustices she sees around her, she conveys a spirit of hope that the world can be a better place.

“Is it my dream? Are you really visible to my eyes?

Thirty long years have passed since we met each other.

Now we are chatting over a video call.

What a wonderful surprise! . . .”


“Why should women observe silence?

Why shouldn’t they raise voice against domestic violence?

Why should they submit to male chauvinism?

Why shouldn’t they protect their feminism? . . .”


“I thank you, Mother Nature, for supporting all forms of life.

You tolerate our misdeeds with a smile while we are busy with the knife.

I thank you, Mother Earth, for enabling us to live.

We have hurt you in many ways; yet, you always forgive . . .”


“Let’s tread carefully on this dangerous path of life forever.

These roads are sometimes narrow and slippery.

Let’s try not to lose our balance to their treachery . . .”


You can visit Aparna at her WordPress blog here.

Dawn Pisturino

December 19, 2022

Copyright 2022 Aparna Jagannath. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


27 responses to “Spotlight on Aparna Jagannath, Writer

  1. aparna12 says:

    Thank you soooooo much, dear Dawn. You just made my day with this very beautiful post. I don’t have have words enough to express my gratitude. ❤❤❤❤❤😊😊😊😊😊😊. I am very lucky to have made wonderful friends like you and Kym, who continue to motivate and inspire me with your kind words of encouragement and appreciation. 😊😊🥰🥰🥰🥰☺🥰

    Liked by 2 people

  2. aparna12 says:

    Reblogged this on Aparna12’s Weblog and commented:
    Thank you so much, dear Dawn. I wish to share this beautiful post with my family and friends.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. ShankySalty says:


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  4. Phil says:

    Hi Dawn, and thanks for sharing this wonderful post highlighting information and the works of poetess & published author, Aparna Jagannath. A very nice shoutout for your friend! 🙏🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Iowa Life says:

    Great visuals to go with the writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Oh my goodness Dawn, what a beautiful review of Aparna’s books. Bless you for being such a shepherd by spotlighting the works of your community of writers and authors. I know Aparna is so appreciative, just as many of us who you graciously featured on your site. Have an awesome and amazing day my friend. 🌞💖🤗🙏🏼😘

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  7. auntyuta says:

    What an interesting WordPress friend! Thank you so much, Dawn, for publishing this. I like to reblog it to share it!
    Wishing you all the Best for Christmas and the New Year, dear Dawn!
    ❤ Uta from Australia

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  8. Love this review of Aparana’s great work Dawn. Soooo awesome! 🙏🏼

    Liked by 1 person

  9. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Wonderful post! Amazing review! Dear Dawn, thank’s for share, you did an awesome review. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best wishes!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. balladeer says:

    Seems interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Pooja G says:

    I enjoy Aparna’s posts and will definitely be checking out the book. Really great review of her book.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. kvbclarke says:

    Thank you for the introduction!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Lazrs says:

    Such a sweet thing to do. Bless your heart.

    Liked by 1 person

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