Srinagar, July 13: A 19-year-old girl Ayeena Altaf from Palhallan area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has penned down two books “Rummaged Runes" and "Moon's Dust.”
The teenage author is also co-author of five books which include Wizards We, The Sophist My Superhero My Dad, Not Everybody Is Born To Be A Bride, Kuch Unke Alfaaz Aur Hamari Aawaz.
Her books are available online at Amazon and Google book store.
The girl with words says she started writing from a very early age and is presently preparing for NEET.
Speaking like a mystic, the author says, “Writing has been my obsession. Still, it is never so natural to prevail in what you want or feel for. My zeal for writing and the harmony guides me in my quest. Of course, nothing would have been possible if the Almighty would not have been merciful enough. I have always stood firm and kept faith in what to strive for.”
Continuing her philosophical language, the teenage author says, “The arrows of criticism shot at me never dampen my spirit, rather they enhance my courage to prepare for the worst. I motivate myself by saying that I have to live up to my own expectations.”
About the books ‘’Rummaged Ranes’’and Moon's Dust, the author said they contain the best of the feelings one can have.
“The sentiments depicted are so pure and unique that even readers can identify with them. Each poem in the books reflects immense love for the words as they are used as tools to express my inner thoughts.”
The poetry in the books, she said, is the collection of my feelings that I have experienced so far in my life.
“The purpose of the books is to showcase how feelings can be expressed and how the words bring solace to the writer herself.”
The words in her book, as per she, are too soothing and pure and will give the readers an experience that they can correlate to.
The different phases of life are reflected through the poems that make it easy to see through the writer's eyes.
“When I started writing, my mother was always saying you are wasting time,” she said.
Ayeena is also the founder of 'The Talent Quest', which according to her functions as the stage for growing artists of the valley and works for the betterment of the society.
Giving details about ‘’Talent Quest’’- she said it was started during pandemic lockdown. “It started with a few online contests and is now organizing various talent hunts and events. We are willing to provide a platform for different artists to showcase their talent in their respective fields.”
She claimed her organization is discovering the potential of budding artists and encourages them to showcase their talent publicly.
“My message to everyone out there is that not every dream you dream will come true. You won't get everything you seek. Whether you win or lose, just keep your head up! Shun those things which are making your life messy. Most importantly, love yourself.