In To the Survivors for example, there are two stories of men (Jim and Chris) who were sexually abused as children. In both stories, the pedophiles groomed the boys.
It is one thing to listen to the twisted tales that media throws at you and another to listen to the recollections of a gentleman who had witnessed firsthand the birth and growth of these stars.
If the customer is god, then Flipkart must be an atheist.
As much as the book is a philosophical delight, Kundera’s political dissent which is more than evident is quite an exciting backdrop to the events that unfold in the book. The metaphorical likening of the Communists to Oedipus is one of the best I have read so far.
The organism had the face of a basketball’s size.
When the flurry of waves took its race, through the mountains and valleys,
Life in Chhattisgarh starts with agriculture and ends with the gold called harvested paddy. But one shouldn’t be in darkness and understand that because it is an agrarian society, it did not have the evils of caste, class, gender discrimination.
Even today Kerala, a home to intellectuals who continue to astound the whole Indian subcontinent with their English versification from Tharoor to Arundhati Roy, for the most part, remains hesitant to embrace the alienness of English that whole Indian subcontinent had invited to their very bedroom.
What about the part that is voiced in a cancer poet’s words?
Fairy tales which always carried the distinct aroma of oats and comfort, in today’s popular narratives are assuming the adult odour of cigarettes and coffee. In the name of realism, are we exiting the Kingdom of Childhood?
Poetry was never a matter of form for me, though I did experiment with various rhyme schemes and many different styles and languages; all I wanted was to know and share how the world works.
Shakespeare, a popular sonneteer did away with all this convention and craved his own sets of rules onto this poetic form. In his hands, the sonnet was divided into three quatrains and a closing couplet. With regard to volta, that was also subject to his whims, sometimes occurring in the ninth line and more often than not, in the closing couplet.