Sticky post

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

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 of Ann Skerrett Lear and Jeremiah Lear, a stockbroker, was … Continue reading Edward Lear – The Queer Life of a Man of Queer Words

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 commenting on its overhyped publicity. The book being recommended to me … Continue reading Book Review: The Alchemist – The Epitome of Over-Ratedness

“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 even if the fantastical setting in itself is minuscule to … 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 artists tend to believe that they are creative only when … 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 for the fact of that film being produced in that … Continue reading Defaming Womanhood – A Perpetual Humane Need in the Virtual Era