Childhood is considered to be one of the best phases of life wherein one has no worries, stress or tension. It is enjoyed by almost all and sundry. But, there comes a time in one's life when one wants to get one's childhood again but can't.
We all, very well, know that our body is made up of what we offer it to eat. If we offer it positive food daily, it becomes positive and brings optimism in our lives whereas if we offer it grouchy food, it becomes grouchy.
Voice of the Rain by Walt Whitman is all about the importance of rain and poet's imaginary conversation with a soft-falling shower wherein he interrogates the rain asking ‘Who are you?’ and, to his surprise, he gets a reply from that rain that it is the poem of earth.
Silk Road by Nick Middleton revolves around Nick Middleton, the author of the story, who describes his journey to Mount Kailash. He wants to visit Mt. Kailash so that he can complete his Kora. He starts his journey from Ravu from where he hires a local driver named Tsetan so that he can reach Darchen
The Adventure by Jayant Narlikar revolves around Professor Gaitonde who makes a transition to the parallel world after meeting with an accident. He narrates the whole incident which takes him to the past and make him notice strange and antique things over there.
The Ailing Planet by Nani Palkhiwala is all about the change in the perception of the people from a materialistic view to the ecological view of this world. According to the author, humans are now getting worried about the environment and the impact they have created on this mother earth
In this chapter 'Landscape of the soul' the writer counterpoints two forms of art – Chinese form of art and European form of art by using different stories. He begins this contrast with a Chinese story wherein a Tang emperor Xuanzong ordered a painter Wu Daozi to decorate one of the walls of his palace.
The Ghat of the Only World revolves around a Kashmiri Poet who wants his friend (Amitav Ghosh) to write about him after his death and his last wish gets fulfilled when Amitav pens down the memories shared with him.
'Laburnum Top' is all about poet's experience of observing a 'Laburnum Tree' whereon he finds dead silence in the month of September on a pleasant day with a few of its leave turning yellow and all the seeds fallen on the ground.