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Imaginary and its ilk!

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What is art, if it isn’t rooted in humdrum existence Well, art has thrived for centuries. Yet its potency as a possible antidote to myriad problems of life is intangible and unrealistic. Earlier, people who could secure ends meet indulged themselves in abstract yet sublime pursuits as art. But when the banality of life couldn’t…

The Testaments and many lessons it carries

My lessons derived from The Testaments deeply entrenched in the fear of not just imagining the kind of world depicted in the book but the fault lines of our societies, when magnified may become detrimental to women.

LUCA AND THE PIXAR PHENOMENON

It’s a magnificent tale of friendship, a quest to jump off insularity, prejudices against outsiders, filial love, temerity& joys of exploration Objectivity is an antithetical term for humans in general, not for judges; they are allowed to be biased towards the dissemination of justice and the pursuit of truth. Thus to make sense of our…

1Q84: A Book Review

1Q84 is a typical culmination of Murakamian writings over the years. Someone who has read Murakami extensively will find some recurring themes ranging from domestic violence, runaways, melancholy followed by a profound loss, parochialism & fanaticism of some religious sects, to stranger events taking place in tandem. Those who take great delight in magical realism,…

IN DALLIANCE WITH NATURE

Since the pandemic ravaged the world, there has been a persistent reckoning with the fact that the clock is ticking, if left unaddressed will lead to a catastrophe, subsuming the gargantuan axioms of development. Our health infrastructure crumbled, world cooperation waned, livelihoods were battered, poverty rampaged and everybody rued at the drop of a hat.…

THE NAMESAKE – Book Review

Whereabouts is the latest book of Jhumpa Lahiri, which she wrote in Italian and now has translated into English herself. But here is a nostalgic return to her older work, I read some 4 years back, based on which a movie starring Irrfan Khan and Tabbu has been made. “A simple tale of Indian expatriates…

SHUGGIE BAIN- 2020 Booker Prize winner

A Book Review How Some Much Rhapsodized Reforms Turn Ordinary Lives Upside Down, Shuggie Bain Makes a Strong Case in Its Entirety There were different adjectives used to make sense of the uncertainty and instability unveiled by 2020. So the monotony of coping with lockdown ordeals, insecurity of being isolated, and apprehension of going through…

BURNT SUGAR

A debut novel by Avni Doshi ‘Burnt Sugar” made to the nominations of the booker prize, this year, however this book was published as “A girl in white cotton’’ in India last year. This book is set around an idea of motherhood which will irritate an average Indian mother. The book evolves with the present…

A Year of New Normals

The interesting thing about normalcy is that it isn’t normal Many commentators have called this year a complete annus horribilus, which isn’t an exaggeration. Normalcy became a farce, a virus traversed from east to the west, from oceans to poles, which ravaged life and led to so many new normals. Masks what an awful thing,…

My Young Mind

I am not a child anymore, I hear them say. I am young so I need a drink to make sense of  things I can’t decipher otherwise. I need to go along, no more questions, as grownups are supposed to know everything. My young mind ought to be full of aspirations and I must constantly…

A walk through the meadow

Last time I remember, I was into a deep sleep with shallow dreams, something drifted underneath as I was awake with the world asleep. I went somewhere with a bottle of beer & luckily a packet of cigarettes accompanied me. I remember going through a meadow of flowers that I’d thought of dreaming about paradise.…

Years in the making

So I turned 21 today, when the clock struck 12 my heart beat was normal, seemed like any other day with a date more frequently known as we mention date of birth in many areas, so it’s unlikely that one forgets her birthday; what’s so special about birthdays? Every year they come over & again…

Years passed, someone reminded ‘four in a fury’

Either poets romanticise the extreme ecstasy of being in love or the absolute agony of a loss, but how would i romanticise some years that passed, engulfed in an inevitable loss or the quagmire yet to approach,if the business is to continue as usual! Being a day scholar one doesn’t always get to live much…

Time For Nature

With time,our priorities change, from pre cambrian era of nothingness to the industrial era of using nature’s bounty to serve our yearnings of development and now a newer reality of virtuality where machines are getting smarter than the ideas which formed the basis to create them, we have come a long way. From the hindsight,…

Trust Deficit

Sometimes when there seems no reason,no rationality to keep going as the scorching heat would soak the flesh in sweat, making it succumb to the panting, the fulmination of breaths drying slowly! But somehow some tread on leaving excoriation of the suffering behind&toiling till the trust fades. This trust if firm& determined, never fades and…

My experiments with love

I’d wonder,how much in love one needs to be to find moon, stars, sun, sky&the infinity in someone’s eyes. How much it takes to fall for just a smile and rewinding it over and again, like a beautiful melody lifting you a bit higher. How much would it be to fall and fall deeper when…

An ode to the wanderings

To  those empty walks  I do for my journey to the alternate time lines , I am out on  a mission unknown , to jump off the proximity ,in search of food, I step out thinking of nowhere , I am  moving over a stillness . Then  I reach a place  I call doom dimension…

lessons for learning’s sake

Hey long time ,since heard you whinging over every moment you live with others, as I told you not to hate yourself after all , you got yourself  only, so don’t  see a point in moving with that stream of hatred. So you  made peace with yourself,  by going to restaurants by yourself you learned…

A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities is a classic of 1859,a novel from which the journey to English literature stars for many, written by Charles Dickens is a tremendous piece depicting complexities of humans, their yearning for solidarity, solace, freedom, love, anguish and what not! So here is a note to Mr. Charles Dickens : A…


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