There are some images, some representations that are very powerful, very poignant. Here I would like to present some that I came across recently. Here goes a bunch of Repoignance (Representations that embody Poignance). This photograph features Diego Frazão Torquato playing the violin on the funeral of his favorite teacher, John Evandro da Silva, the […]

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Dali Atomicus

In an age when Photoshop was not around, there came out a world-famous photograph of Salvador Dali that seems nigh impossible to have without graphic imaging! The Dali Atomicus (1948). The photograph is of Dali, suspended midair, along with a few cats and water! Photographer Philippe Halsman carried out the arduous job of clicking such a photograph […]

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Lyrebirds are one of the most fascinating species of birds. They are master mimickers. Be it natural or artificial sounds, they can get it all. They even can mimic the sounds of camera shutters and car alarms!  Lyrebirds are ground living birds with strong legs and feet and short rounded wings. They are generally poor […]

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The Kashmir Knot?

Unravelling the Kashmir Knot’ by Dr. Hingorani, who succinctly addressed and discussed the legal nuances of the Kashmir stalemate, was a book review session at the University of Cambridge. He briefly mentioned about how the contextual evolution of the problem occurred beginning with British interests in the ‘Great Game’. Thereafter habitual bungling by Indian governments […]

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Vairagya and True Hindutva

There are times in a person’s life when one gets to observe and/or realise certain disturbing nuances of an ideology or organisation in such stark contrast that he/she is led to introspect and ponder over the ripple(s) in one’s mindscape for a fairly long time. On 22 February 2017, one such incident happened. Figure: Deen Dayal […]

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