We are coming to terms with the fact that even though we are social animals, we are not social carnivores. We do not require the 24×7 presence of another (just as we don’t need a 24×7 news feed,) and I think that’s beautiful.
Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Femme Fatale. Cool Girl. The “You’re Not Like Other Girls” Girl. Nagging Mom. The “Chick that can be replaced by a Lamp.” Tough Girl. Angry Girl. Annoying Best Friend. Passive Audience. Lots of definitions, but no defined character. When we see movies today, there are a plethora of women who feature… Read more “The Traps of Tropes in Mainstream Female Characters”
Maybe, films are best thought of as an escape.
If we were to take them literally, they would either consume us; or we would be conned, confused, and consumed.
One of Stanley Kubrick’s most controversial films, “Eyes Wide Shut” is an adventure many people have ventured into in the past, but few have made head or tail of it and been able to wade past the overtones of promiscuity and fidelity.
Never again; let it be said that lotuses are the only flowers that bloom in murky, muddy waters. Reesa is the flower that blooms in the darkest waters, the enchanting light at the end of the tunnel everyone should be blindsided by.
Does music make the ordinary extraordinary?
Outside: The tree Thrives
Inside: It Writhes
Outside: The Smile Thrives
Inside: It Dies
Albert Einstein had once said that if you understand something well, you should be able to explain it to an 8-Year Old. The oft-repeated problem with Academia is that scholars look down their noses at simple-minded words and explanations. While we miss out on a lot of academic discourses and new principles due to a… Read more “Suspension of This-Belief”
Winston Churchill had once said, “Don’t take yourself too seriously, no one else does.”If these words were meant for anyone, they were meant for beloved Clouseau, aka, Clueless Clouseau! To Inspector Clouseau, A farcical character, you were the epitome of ineptitude and exaggeration and were written off by your antagonists, even before you began investigations.… Read more “To my favorite inadvertently humorous detective”
he school’s founding father was dead, but he still hated backbenchers. I wish I could scream and tell everyone, but if the backbenchers moved ahead, I might end up missing.
In the study of philosophy, a Razor is a Rule of Thumb that is used to “shave off” unnecessary explanations.
Since the time of Aristophanes, women and power have had a conflict of interest seldom portrayed with a semblance of verisimilitude. Despite great legerity of mind, an unparalleled command over self, or phenomenal leadership skills, women have been treated as komoidoumenoi ( Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata”) or simply an object of ridicule ( Aeschylus’s “The Suppliants”). Ironically,… Read more “Of Marginalized Women & Power”
A while ago, I came across some 6-Word Horror Stories. I tried to do justice to the theme, and have 13 new rudimentary 6-word stories.
Amidst the fury surrounding plastics (especially the non-biodegradable ones), arises the need to take away life lessons from one of the most resilient man-made object that can survive and thrive in heat, under pressure, and be molded and remolded into essentially every thing under the sun. So, here are some life lessons from plastic. Keep… Read more “Life Lessons from Plastic: Our Most Despicable Frenemy”
Hello, Fellow WordPress friends! Hope you are doing well! Please do like the poem on the website, Traversing the Distance Between Saffron and Green | Anshda Raj, if you like the poem. I have attempted something new, please help me in this endeavor! In a time when even the calmest descend into hysteria, We, as… Read more “Traversing the Distance Between Saffron and Green | Anshda Raj”
Indians have always had their works cut out for them. The 5 Indian-Origin Pulitzer winners prove, at the least, that there are some similarities between all 5 of these nominees. A basic understanding of the winners and what they won the prize for: Vijay Seshadri: His book titled, “3 Sections” is a part cynical, part… Read more “The 5 Indian-Origin Pulitzer Prize Winners And Why They Are Relevant Today”
I would like to thank Random Specific Thoughts for nominating me for the coveted Liebster Award! You can catch up with their “dream in the making” and look up the categorical and amazing work they are doing here: https://myrandomspecificthoughts.wordpress.com/ Rules: Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Answer the… Read more “Liebster Award Nomination”
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is a fear of long words,
Childishness births imagination, and adulthood: banality
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”
Manto is a literary legend whose narrative of the bedlam that prevailed, sustained, and continued after the Partition of India in 1947 is as relevant today, as it was six decades ago.
How to take the disease from R Naught to Naught: A Guide on Combating Corona Cacophony
Ahmedabad in all its glory, every street-light tells a story
The lights will be out all over town. I have 15 minutes.
15 minutes, till I disappear forever, or will I?
Routines are in shambles, mental health in gray areas and no constellation to navigate these uncharted waters. As the world restarts after a pandemic-caused hiatus, how should we take care of ourselves, our bodies and our mental health? 10 ways to stop worrying about things that are out of our control, and making the best… Read more “Fitting the Fight or Fighting Fit”
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