If there ever was an unpretentious production that singed and seared its ways through to one’s consciousness and awareness of social dynamics in the United States, it has to be ‘Get Out’. The movie is a disturbing take on implicit racist undertones in societal interactions in certain parts of the States. Parts where even though […]Read more "The Searing Satire: ‘Get Out’ (2017)"
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 […]Read more "Lyrebirds"
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 […]Read more "The Kashmir Knot?"
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 […]Read more "Vairagya and True Hindutva"
It was the end of an era when Nehru announced Mahatma Gandhi’s death in Birla House, New Delhi on 30 January 1948. . Gandhi brought to the fore the idea of Satyagraha, a term that is comprised of two words: ‘Satya’ or truth, and ‘Agrah’ or insistence. Hence, ‘Satyagraha’ means insistence on truth. This, in practice, transpired into nonviolent resistance […]Read more "‘Darkness Everywhere’"
This poem was written for someone special (Ankita) while sitting in Doha (airport) in transit to the UK. A small piece that arose out of love and an almost other-wordly warmth in it. The inspiration of this poem was the image of an Oryx emblazoned on the tail wing of Qatar Airways. Like the Qatari […]Read more "Oryx"
Rabindranath Tagore’s beautiful verses here were for Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, the unsung legend when it comes to radio waves and radio communication. Lord Kelvin once wrote to Bose saying that he “was literally filled with wonder and admiration: allow me to ask you to accept my congratulations for so much success in the difficult […]Read more "The Polymath, The Physics and The Poetry"