This book is the direct result of my husband's persuasion. It was his desire that my poems be published and little did he know that I would set down seriously to accomplish just that! I have hence forth, immensely enjoyed torturing him (and a large number of my family and friends) consistently with my poems and their repeated repetitions for the past few months. However, the deed is done and this book is finally formed! In this day and time when we try to sneak in a few moments alone of solace and quiet from our busy schedules, I have been lucky and blessed enough to have friends who have spared special moments and guided me through this difficult but exciting attempt at poetry. Thank you Reena Uppal, Shalini Kapoor Saluja, Vibha Mantri, Rammohan Rao V.Modepalle, my sweet cousin sister Avintika Tomar and my new and dear friend Vaibhav Kapoor. Your support has been absolutely priceless! I have to make special mention of my daughters Malika and Aishwarya. While Malika always gave me long distance support it was my younger daughter Aishwarya who got innocently trapped but was my most willing audience and support system during my crazy composing days. She is my biggest Rock! Speaking of rocks, I absolutely have to mention my buddies (both old and new) from Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. Their support has been omnipresent..... ever present. This book would have been impossible without the blessings of my parents and the faith in my ability by my brother Charlie Verma. Hence I will always be grateful to them for giving life to my 'Soul Dip'!