Abhinav Grover is an alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology. The lush greenery of Manipal houses many a bugs, but Abhinav was bitten by the scary “theatre” bug in the very first year. Since then writing and acting got into his blood. This collection of poems “from the last bench” represents a small sample. Coming from a small town like Bhiwadi, this young man, with his hard work and perseverance has set an example to all those young people who come from small places with a hope to achieve big. Actually, to tell the truth, Abhinav has just lowered his boat into the turbulent sea and has a long way to go and many storms to weather. Knowing him, these waves will be the ones that will make him realize his dreams.