Do you want to work on areas you have absolutely no knowledge about?
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We either have the stupefying ancient caves and temples in the subconscious world of our minds or the British architecture immediately around us and the Mughals made sure we inherited their forts,fortresses, Urdu and cuisine. Perhaps, we are still learning about history – excavating, archiving and somewhat beginning to understand it.
George Orwell had been a lot of things in his life from imperial police to teacher, but he is remembered the best as a writer, novelist and an essayist. Although Orwell did not live past 1950, his works have continued to influence not only his readers and other writers, but also the political culture of all these years. His creations rendered a new adjective to the language – Orwellian indicating a totalitarian regime and a set of whole new terms which continue to be relevant even in the modern societal and political discourses
Times, they are a-changing- Grapes of Wrath saw through the early symptoms of the disease which would become an epidemic around the world. The farmers whose “love is thinned with money, and all their fierceness dribbled away in interest until they were no longer farmers at all, but little shopkeepers of crops, little manufacturers who must sell before they can make.”
“Then those farmers who were not good shopkeepers lost their land to good shopkeepers.”
It has some role to play definitely. If life is well balanced, it becomes difficult to do poetry. Gautam Buddha didn’t do poetry. Not only your pain but others’ pain too affects you. I have written about the pain of workers in Chandni Chowk factories. When a 5 year-old girl is raped, you feel pain in such a situation. There has to be some pain, some trauma. A very joyous poem, I haven’t been able to write so far.
BookStalkist attended the Bangalore Literature Festival held at the Royal Orchid Hotel. There were some…
While browsing through the books on my bookshelf last night, ‘The Quran’ published by the…
Perspective is the river that takes you from indifference to empathy. If you have never seen a sea, and have always been living beside a river, you will perhaps not believe if I told you that I have come from the sea. The only way to know is to trace the river and see its culmination into a sea. Life’s journey is perhaps that tracing of the river that gives us perspective as we grow. Not all of the perspectives we need or seek come at the same time and not a single day goes without gaining a perspective about something. There is a high probability that we might remain blinded to them but speaking from personal experience, you will find it if you remove your blinders.