Identity and Somewhere

August 27, 2021 5:14 pm

Writing about identity in today’s times is a sure shot recipe for disaster. Also, the moment, one utters the word ‘identity’, terms such as ‘fractured identity’, various social identities and a lot more come to the fore. Have you ever thought about the concept of tabula rasa (blank slate) that the English philosopher, John Locke […]

Stories of Human Resilience

August 27, 2021 5:16 pm

A human is because a human is resilient. Resilience is everything. It is the core of what makes us humans.  There is a fine example of human resilience in Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Old Man and the Sea. Santiago, the protagonist, is an old man. His age has not been defined but the lines on his face […]

Rashid Irani: A Movie that Passed Us by

August 27, 2021 5:18 pm

Rashid Irani is no more. In the last year or so, which has seen so many pass away, Rashid Irani joins them. With him, perhaps, one of the best chroniclers of Mumbai cinema has moved to another abode. Rashid Irani would be best described as a consummate lover of Mumbai cinema just as the late […]

Trauma and Resolution

August 27, 2021 5:19 pm

In pandemic enforced times, our first thoughts are those of fear, deprivation, death, grief and a range of emotions over which we have no control. Traumas of different kinds come to reside in our beings. These intense experiences should not be taken lightly. However, in the annals of literature, we find various ways of coping […]