Edward Lear – The Queer Life of a Man of Queer Words

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It is often said that a person who knows how to hide his sorrow becomes a comic and the one who knows how to show it becomes a poet. For the nineteenth-century Victorian era humourist Edward Lear, it was a merry melancholic mixture of both. Edward Lear, the twentieth child out of the twenty-one children … Continue reading Edward Lear – The Queer Life of a Man of Queer Words

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Book Review: The Alchemist – The Epitome of Over-Ratedness

  I usually do not do book reviews because I am not intelligent enough and not well-read enough to comment in public about some dozens of years of a writer’s life empathising how hard it could be to write a book but having read ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, I could not stop myself from … Continue reading Book Review: The Alchemist – The Epitome of Over-Ratedness

Modernism in India

At the bus-stop, a few weeks earlier, : Bhaskar? : Khurideu, How are you? : I am fine. Long time no see. How are you, son? You seldom come to the neighbourhood now… : Well, Aunty… You know with Himangshu gone and his wife left alone. It doesn’t look well. :  Hmm… Going to Guwahati? … Continue reading Modernism in India

“The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination”

  Harry Potter has and will always be my first love no matter what book I chose to devour and what heart-wrenching experience the book might have on me in the future. I do not care if the plotline isn't matured like that of Rushdie's or the characters are not developed as of Hugo's and not … Continue reading “The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination”

Biswa Kalyan Rath on ‘Creativity is induced by Drugs’

In the modern world, it has become a stereotype that being high on drugs, weed, or liquor induces creativity. Creativity is considered to be a quality that could just be acquired through smoking a joint or gulping down a shot. To people who believe that, the answer is simply NO. The steoretype flourishes because some … Continue reading Biswa Kalyan Rath on ‘Creativity is induced by Drugs’

Defaming Womanhood – A Perpetual Humane Need in the Virtual Era

In the 1960’s or 70’s, a Bollywood flick released by the name of “Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan” literally translating into “Bread, Clothe and Mansion”, in which was tried to illuminate the three essential needs of a man to thrive on this sphere – food, clothing and shelter. The producers were, one has to say, fortunate … Continue reading Defaming Womanhood – A Perpetual Humane Need in the Virtual Era