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Literature | 18 Apr 2014

A Möbius Strip In Time

Entwining Tales of Time, Memory and Love.. Space was changed and time corrected by the designs of his absolute will.. We the inventors of tales, who will believe anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to engage in the creation of the opposite utopia. A new and sweeping utopia of […]

Literature | 13 Aug 2013

Look beyond yourself to become yourself

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald This profound & thoughtful essay is adapted from book by Prof. Mark Edmundson Why Teach? In Defense of a Real Education… The best literature […]

Literature | 01 May 2012

Museum of Innocence

The measure of a museum’s success should not be its ability to represent a state, nation or company, or a particular history. It should be its capacity to reveal the humanity of individuals. Museums – just like novels – can also speak for individuals. The Museum of Innocence is both a novel by Orhan Pamuk […]

Literature | 25 Mar 2012

The Stories

I’m frightened of people who believe in just one story. The advantage of studying literature is that you learn many stories, philosophy, history, etc.. You learn that we have commonalities of strangeness and secrets with our fellow humans. Because of many stories, we are that much more open to otherness. – Stephen Dunn  

Literature | 20 Mar 2012

Art of Thought

Speech, don’t hold it against me that I borrow grandiloquent words .. And then undertake the difficulty of making them seem light – Wislawa Szymborska This post is supplication for Anisha my gifted & reticent daughter, urging her to return to writing.. Jhumpa Lahiri sharing her emotional wisdom and consummate artistry as a writer .. […]

Art & Design &Literature | 30 Nov 2011

Mark Twain celebrated in a Google Doodle

Google celebrates Mark Twain’s 176th birthday today with its latest doodle, which depicts a famous scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. “Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit. Thirty […]

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