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I’ll never forget the day I heard that Astha, our dear blogging friend at Writing feels so good lost her battle from Covid in April at such a young age. It truly was shocking when I read it on Navin from Navin’s Poetry and on Offshore Writings post as I’m sure it was for all of you. She was young vibrant, full of life and such a beautiful writer with a loving heart.

She was in the process of writing an Anthology with Indian writers and was so excited about it. I looked forward to her posts because they were always uplifting with adorable characters and quotes which can be seen by the above picture she posted on her blog.

When I heard the news that Astha had passed, I immediately got in touch with Navin and we exchanged our grief through our posts. I emailed her and left a note to her father and siblings expressing my condolences. Navin heard the news through True Dreamster on whatsapp where they announced that they would proceed with the Anthology and dedicate it to her. True Dreamster and Navin have worked tirelessly editing, communicating, designing etc to carry on Astha’s dream and spearhead this labor of love and her father gave them his blessings and permission.

I was granted permission to write a couple of poems and I was over the moon. I am so deeply touched and honored to share in this process with such incredible talented authors and keep Astha’s memory and spirit forever alive so she could have her 3rd Anthology book in the world and carry on her mission.

Thank you Navin, Preeths, True Dreamsters our publisher, and all of the Co-Authors who worked tirelessly to bring this into fruition. TD has waved publishing fees on behalf of her family, provided us with these beautiful posters and directions for submittal every step of the way.

I can’t express how grateful and appreciative I am to be part of the beautiful Utmost Feelings  Anthology. The Anthology is full of wonderfully inspirational poets and is a beautiful tribute to Astha.

One of my dreams has been to write a book and I can think of no bigger honor than the first piece of my work being published with other talented and beautiful writers by an Indian publishing company. India has become my home away from home even though I have never been there before. It is now on my bucket list and can’t wait to go when the time is right.

Thanks again to Navin, True Dreamster, and all of the poets in Astha’s Anthology, Utmost Feelings

Please visit the True Dreamster Instagram page, when you have a moment, and share the news about Utmost Feelings.

Collecting Thoughts and Feelings for Astha ❤️

Some of you have asked how you can help and we would LOVE it if you would be so kind to share them with us.
Thanks so much in advance❣️❤️🙏

Here are all of the co-authors of Astha’s Anthology, Utmost Feelings.

Anisha

Ashish Madan Kale

Ashutosh Joshi

Cindy Georgakas

Diana Menezes

Debashreeta Nanda

Hiba Lakshmi Mohan

Irtiqa Noor Ansari

Kumar Harsh

Jeff Flesch

Linda Jessica Wang

Navin Manik

Neelam Gupta

Oishwaria Mukherjee

Parvatha Varthini K

Preetha David

Roshni Kapoor

Radhika G

Rudrali J Gor

Sacha Manik

Samuel Lawerentz

Sandeep Chouksay

Sandra Prasanth

Shruti Kumari

Sowjanya M

Tanushree Das Ghosh

And of course, Astha Srivastava.

Thanks again, to Navin, True Dreamster, and all of the poets in Astha’s Anthology, Utmost Feelings

Navin’s Poetry

Please visit the True Dreamster Instagram page, when you have a moment, and share the news about Utmost Feelings.

Keep and eye out for the release of the book coming soon.

Have a great day and thanks so much for your visit and please share the news so we can keep her dream alive.

Blessings of Love and Prayers and RIP Astha❣️

💖 

Cindy

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jonicaggiano
2 months ago

Such a beautiful thing you and Navin worked on with the help of all those writers. I am so glad you two helped to make sure it actually happened. It is so sad when someone so young goes and this was such a wonderful way to celebrate her life. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this lovely tribute. Bless you Cindy. You never forget where you first get published, and what a wonderful place to be your first as you mentioned. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us. Sending you lots of love and hugs sweetie. xoxoxoxo Joni

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Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

It was a precious thing you both did. I know that you put energy and love into everything you do, my friend who is never to far away. You are right it was an amazing place to start and her life will be acknowledged, loved and cherished by people who never even met her.
Sending you my love and lots of blessings for an incredible week. ❤️🤗🦋💝💗💕🌹💐🌷

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

It will be there forever. It is a wonderful legacy Cindy. What a blessing and for the family, what an amazing gift. Love you my dear friend who is not to far away. ❤️🤗🦋😘

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