The poems in this anthology imply a human centered world-view in which actions and activities are of supreme value and where varied ideas, feelings, messages are woven into a few lines. The poems communicate; they force us to reflect and change. Grounded in both sensibility and intellect, the poems appeal through emotions. These poems deal with topics within the area of interest of the target group of young people. The collection is an invitation to connect, to invite school going adolescents on a regular basis for poetry sessions. The school-going students can learn a lot from this collection "My Diary and other poems". The poems urge and encourage the idea of keeping journals and diaries in which they enter their thoughts and images.
Ishika Bansal is a budding poetess, studying in 9thclass at GD Goenka Public School, Agra on a 100% scholarship awarded to her for her contribution in English Literature. Her previously published book "Threads of Life" was published in 2017 Her poems have received critical acclaim from critics & poets like Reginald Massey, K.V.Dominic, N.K.Neb, Bhupinder Parihar and many others. Her poems have appeared in many poetry journals and she has received several awards for her literary achievements She has translated into English over 70 poems of renowned Hindi poets like Kumar Vishwas, Dr Harish Arora, Kumar Lalit, Nutan Agarwal 'Jyoti' and others.