In the film, people’s demeanours and idiosyncrasies seem to be a result of years of judgement and policing, which can be equally light hearted and solemn to watch and by employing the right amounts, Farhadi is subtly able to raise questions and highlight flaws in Iran’s Islamic regime. Continue reading Film of the Week| A Separation
This week’s music comes from the American band Velvet Underground. Continue reading Music of the Week| The Velvet Underground
These three films are representative of the trauma faced by the Japanese populace and document the contemporary socio-political scenario that had plagued Japan during the post war years. These films also give us an idea about the damage that the atomic bombs had left in their wake – both physical and psychological. Continue reading POST-WAR JAPAN: The films of Shindo, Kurosawa and Honda| Arghya Dey & Tasnim Nazifa
This book is a tour-de-force. It is about the author and his son’s journey on a motorcycle across America, along with a couple of his friends… Continue reading 5 Not-so-philosophical books to get you philosophically equipped| Sujoy Sur
Never has Federer hit his topspin backhand as well as he did against Nadal in the Final. The Swiss brought his A game in service – 20 aces compared to Nadal’s 4 – and kept attacking forward which saw him finish with a 73% success rate at the net. Federer’s all-out attacking strategy paid dividends against his nemesis who had managed to break down his game his entire career. Continue reading Federer’s Greatest Triumph? Roger That| Aakash Sivasubramaniam
In shaking verse
She writes down the gifts of his divinity.
Her trembling meter pays homage
To the ruby red circles seared onto her skin.
Every stuttering syllable is an offering
That she conjures as a devotee Continue reading The Patron Saint of Inspiration| Shivani Lalan
A familiar voice calls me,
Asking,” Which color are you?”
Are you the pink that Maa draped you in?
When you insisted to match her grace? Continue reading Colours| Megha Jha
A proud and magnificent ancestor of our present day DSLR cameras, the Daguerreotype satisfied our ancient quest to see our own image. It was the first time that we experienced a kind of tautology for the eyes. A reiteration of reality on a sheet of copper. Never before had this project of representation surpassed such limits of details and accuracy. Continue reading History of Daguerreotype| Prerna Anilkumar
Literature is always about the human condition. It uses creative plot devices and literary techniques to build on our conception of the world, as we know it, and attempts to seek answers to the perplexing philosophical questions of our transitory existence. But it is always left unrealized and easily ignored that no matter what we construe from everything around us, it can only ever be completely human since the entirety of experiences in our lives is nothing but that of humans. Continue reading Anthropomorphism in Literature: Seeing Minds in Others| Rajsi Rajora
But a part of me deep down wants to love like that. The fierce, intense, passionate kind of love that can make you overdose on your alcohol and kill yourself. Because that’s how you know you have power over somebody and they have so much power over you too. That is exactly how capable you are to be destroyed or destroy someone. But you don’t. Continue reading Love is a Losing Game?| Antara Kashyap