‘Myriad Musings’ is a charming collection of reflections on varied hues of life. Rachna Singh has woven together different skeins of life in a thought-provoking compilation that amuses, inspires contemplation and at times elicits tears of sorrow. ‘Motley Musings’, the first section, is quirky and fun with its melange of unusual characters-the Rum Guzzlers, Sundari the runaway horse, the enchanting seductress in yellow and many others. ‘Misty Musings’ contemplates the inevitability of loss and paints touching vignettes of the plump and pretty Miss Alice, a traumatized Vasu crippled by the loss of a father, a dedicated violin teacher who has sacrificed his life at the altar of his Muse. ‘Mangled Musings’ is a tongue-in-cheek comment on the ills that have beset our society. ‘Maidenly Musings’ and ‘My Trip Musings’ are factual but fun to read.