Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, August 1
Writing was in her blood but she never got the chance to pen down her feelings and it was during the lockdown period she realised her forte.
Meet, Bharti Sachdeva, who wrote her first poem on Baisakhi and now within four months she has already got her first book printed titled ‘Naye Yug ka Aagaz’, which has 53 poems in Hindi and five in Punjabi.
“The lockdown was a difficult phase for everyone and we all went through an emotional turmoil. However, I utilised the time in finding out my passion for writing,” said Sachdeva, a social activist who is the daughter of Yashpal, also a writer.
It was on Baisakhi that she wrote her first poem, questioning the farmer ‘Kithe gayee oh Baisakhi’.
“It was between 1 am to 3 am when I used to write after finishing off the daily chores. With stillness and peace around, I started enjoying my daily dose of writing and made the most of my Me Time every day. It became my favourite thing to do,” says Bharti, who runs Natkhat Steps Club.
An excerpt from her poem:
“Mann kahe titli ban jao,
Pankh lagakar main udd jao.
Hawa mein bas yeh geet gao,
Khushian se phulwadi bhar…..”