Laura’s “Thousands Thoughts”. Book of Inspirational poetry THOUSAND THOUGHTS by LAURA SAVINSKA was launched on the 20th of April in India. At the same time as Ukraine is celebrating the election of a new president, Mumbai’s literature world saw the quiet entry of Ukraine-born, globally-travelled and Mumbai-based expat Laura Savinska, who has made India her home for the past twelve years
The 150 pages trilingual (English, Russian and Ukrainian) book is pictorially illustrated in full color and follows the author’s journey through her personal transformation. It is a volume, which will touch your heart in some way or the other and will probably make you think and reflect on your own life.
The official book launch event was well attended and was a great success. In the presence of Ms.Khristina Boiko – Deputy Consul of Russian Federation in Mumbai; Vice-Consul and Director of Russian Centre for Science and Culture Mr.Sergei V. Fandeev opened the event. Well known Marathi writer Ravi Abhyankar gave an overview of the book and read a few poems in Russian. TV Actress Prerna Wanvari, Holistic Coach Jill Majeski, Interpreter Hemani Pandya, CEO and Editor in Chief of IndianTelevision.com group Anil Wanvari, and even Mr.Fandeev himself read the poems in front of the audience and made it an evening to remember. An exquisite silent dance performance by nine year old Neeven Ved on the poem Little girl read by the author touched everyone and brought tears to many an attendee’s eyes. This apart, Asit Modi – the producer of Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah also dropped by to congratulate Laura.
During the event Laura Savinska said: “I kept my writing for myself for way too long and today I am sharing whatever I penned over the years with the world. I open my heart, my thousand thoughts to all of you. I am sharing my transformational experiences with readers knowing that even small shift in thinking sometimes can make a big difference in someone’s life just as it did for me. Being a Life Coach, through this book I’d like to reach more people who are looking for answers, looking for meaning in their lives.”
A singer, a life coach, a business woman and now a published poet Laura Savinska is a bundle of talent, a dreamer and a traveller. Since the day she arrived in Mumbai for the first time on a singing contract lots of things changed around. She fell in love with India as many foreigners do despite of all the pollution, noise and messiness. After one year contract with Shalimar hotel in South Mumbai, Laura kept coming back to India again and again. She spent all of 2010 in Goa, singing in hotels like Cidade De Goa, Fidalgo, Taj Village, Taj Exotica, Zuri in the South, etc. She made lots of friends here and nowadays she calls Goa her second home.
Her family residing in British Columbia, Canada many times tried to convince Laura while she was visiting to stay there, to reunite with her family but Laura was certain about her intention to come back to India. And once intention is clear, entire Universe conspire. While yet in Canada she met an Indian businessman, a Media analyst from Mumbai Anil Wanvari who came there to Judge Banff Awards. Their brief introduction turned first into strong online connection and very soon Anil was there to greet her in Mumbai Airport. Since that day Laura is full time Indian Resident though the couple continue to travel a lot, mostly for work not holidays, together and independently. Laura is actively involved in their family Business – IndianTelevision.com Group founded and run by her husband Anil Wanvari
since last 18 years. Her coaching skills, sensory acuity and intuition make her valuable asset to the business.
Imagine, some of Laura’s poems were written by her in Goa. She remembers: “After one of the transformational No EGO retreats I went for in Bangalore, I went straight to Goa. I sat in my friend’s empty house alone for a few days and wrote 3 or 4 poems. Words were just flowing easily and effortlessly with almost no editing required. Thus title poem of my book THOUSAND THOUGHTS was born.”
What makes the book special is the manner in which Laura has conceived it. The verse is interspersed with photographs taken all over the world by herself, her daughter Anna Starchenko and her husband Anil Wanvari.
The words flow so easy for her in this volume which documents her life’s experiences. Each poem will resonate with you and evoke feelings or bring back a memory.
The book is available on Cyberwit.net as well as on Amazon.in, Amazon.com, Flipkart, Infibeam, etc. and is listed on Goodreads.com, Librarything.com, Jacketflap.com, Rifflebooks.com.