#ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — Kamal Roohani & “A Poet’s Touch”

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Thursday Doors to Indie Books


A Poet’s Touch by Kamal Roohani

Image collage by Teagan
Image collage by Teagan

Welcome to my sanctuary, everyone.  Today I’ve opened a door to an indie author and poet, Kamal Roohani.  Learn more about Kamal and get a wonderful dose of positivity at her blog, Boundless Blessings.  Don’t miss her book of poetry, A Poet’s Touch (links are at the end of this post).

Kamal makes her home in Mumbai, so I went looking for doors from that part of India. While taking an armchair travel tour of the city once known as Bombay, I ran across the birthplace of Rudyard Kipling.  I was fascinated by the arched entryways, the wonderful mint-green color, and the airy look of the place.

Rudyard Kipling birthplace CLOSER Mumbai, India
Birthplace of Rudyard Kipling, stock photo

Various groups hope to get the building restored.  I dug up an old article from 2016 about that at the Hindustan Times.  However, I didn’t find the current status, and I haven’t had time to investigate.  I hope they were successful.

Sometimes called the Kipling Bungalow, stock photo
Sometimes called the Kipling Bungalow, stock photo

Years ago, I saw a video reading of Kipling’s “Boots,” which caused me to become interested in “cadence” in poetry and how I could transfer that to writing in my novels.  Unexpectedly, the person in that video was old time comedian Red Skelton.  (Of course, this reading is comedy.  Kamal’s poetry is lovely, touching, and positive).

“Boots” is included in Kipling’s The Five Nations which is available free from Project Gutenberg. Volume I and Volume II.

I hope you’ve found things here that make you smile.  Thanks for opening this door.  Friendly comments are encouraged. 

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2023 Poets Touch Kamal R

Universal Purchase Links:

Kindle: relinks.me/B0BJ9N1GBX

Paperback:  relinks.me/1098556771

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Now, of course, the obligatory shameless self-promotion.  Meet some of my old friends in this over-the-top whimsical tale of faeries.

Thistledown: Midsummer Bedlam

Thistledown - Midsummer Bedlam. New cover by Teagan R. Geneviene

Universal Purchase Links:

Kindle:  relinks.me/B082RFN9GF

Paperback: relinks.me/1675233632

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. It’s hosted by Dan Antion.  Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).


2023 Badge Thurs doors teresa-my-camera-and-i

Thanks for opening this door.  Hugs!


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55 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — Kamal Roohani & “A Poet’s Touch”

  1. …. And a fun door it was to open, Teagan.
    Congrats to Kamal Roohani. I’ll head over after I post this comment!
    Love Kipling’s birth home. That is one gorgeous, romantic looking place.
    OMG! Red Skelton was entertaining. I laughed and I learned about cadence in writing.
    Thank you, Teagan! Hugs!

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  2. What a beautiful building! I loved the Red Skelton reading. I liked him as a kid. I found another book to add to my reading list too! Xo

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    1. I’m delighted that you had a good time here, Denise. As a kid I loved his bit with the birds (magpies or seagulls?). A few years ago I stumbled across this video of “Frogs.” I am happy that I could introduce you to Kamal. We’ve followed each other for a while now, yet I never realized she had a book until this week. Thanks for all your support. Hugs.

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        1. Gertrude and Heathcliff, wasn’t it? Dogon it… I can’t resist looking.
          Ah, here we go. “Gertrude and Heathcliffe: Gertrude and Heathcliffe were two seagulls that Red did and acted like they could talk.”
          Now I remember the magpies were a cartoon. Must look again to satisfy my research obsession. LOL.
          Oh! Heckle and Jeckle. This cartoon has the Velma seal of approval for all the bird sounds. She watched most of it. LOL


  3. Kamal’s blog is full of positive and inspiring poetry, Teagan. I’m glad to see her and her book promoted here. It was a great read. And Kipling’s home… gorgeous. It matches how I think of him. A fun post, my friend. Congrats to Kamal.

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    1. Indeed Kamal is an inspiration (and her blog too).
      Yes, I thought the same about Kipling’s home. Although I haven’t studied him, his home in the UK, fine though it is, just wasn’t what I expected. I almost included it here, but I wanted to limit this to things I could, however loosely, connect back to Kamal. Thanks for opening this door. Hugs.

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  4. Thanks for introducing me to a new poet, Teagan. I enjoy reading poetry very much, and it’s always nice to find someone’s work to add to the TBR pile. Kipling’s house is amazing looking. I do hope it has been restored. And thanks for the Red Skelton video. He was my favorite entertainer when I was growing up. I loved his characters.

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  5. That is a really pretty house that Kipling lived in. I hope they did restore it. Oh, that was so funny hearing Red Skelton. I do remember watching his variety show way back when. 🙂

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  6. Yes so grateful to Robbie she has given me such a beautiful review of my book. Thanks a lot Robbie and thankful to you Teagan for sharing my book on your Thursday Doors. Fantastic and so nice to see our Bombay of olden days. Loved your doors too. Lots of love and hugs Teagan 💖🤗🙏🏻❤️

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    1. You are quite welcome, Kamal. I came across the Kipling house by accident while researching “doors” in Mumbai. All the colonial architecture was a lovely surprise. I had not realized there was so much of it. That has me wanting to get back to an unfinished novel I have that is set near that area during the late 1800s. Eye roll… I have so many unfinished books. Thanks for fielding comments. Big hugs ❤

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  7. Thanks for the introduction to Kamal and her poetry, Teagan, and for the pictures. I love those doors, and I also hope they’ve managed to restore the building. I visited Kipling’s home in East Sussex, Bateman’s, a long time ago, and it was beautiful, but totally different, of course. Best of lucks to Kamal with all her projects.

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    1. Hi, Cindy. Even as a child I was amazed by how he could create a character simply by messing up his hair and sometimes putting on a frumpy hat. But I never realized how brilliant he was until I ran across this video a few years back. Thanks for opening this door. Hugs.


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