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 […]Read more "Repoignance"
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 […]Read more "Dali Atomicus"
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’"