Guwahati: A coffee table book titled ‘Black Coffee & Metamorphosis’ was launched in a scintillating evening of conversations, music, poetry and coffee.

Co-authored by siblings Ankurita Pathak and Ankuran Pathak the book is an amalgamation of photographs and poetry. The photographs are primarily of landscapes and nature of Northeast.

Ankurita, an occasional poet and writer works as a Joint Director for FICCI, New Delhi, and Ankuran, an engineering by profession works with Pollution Control Board of Assam.

Dr Arup Kumar Sharma, Professor IIT- Guwahati and BP Chaliha, Chair Professor of Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India, unveiled the hand-painted design used in the book cover and symbolically released the book.

Madhu Raghavendra, poet, author and social activist read a few poems from the book and said that the it is one of the most beautiful coffee table books that he has read.

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The coffee table book, through its three chapters – Broken Boulevard, Sea of Stories & Lavender Mornings, represents a journey of transformation or metamorphosis from an ache to acceptance, struggle to happiness and sense to the soul.

“We are all in a continuous journey from being a caterpillar to becoming a butterfly. Sometimes, the cocoon seems safe and sometime, the vast world seems attractive.

In this process of metamorphosis, we continuously learn and unlearn, evolve and settle, find and lose, stumble and rise and ultimately, we find ourselves, in the most beautiful manner.

Broken Boulevard, through a Sea of Stories and finally to Lavender Mornings, this is a lens and pen story of this gradual transformation in life’s journey,” said a release.

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