Pulp Fiction Practices

There is a zen to life that cannot be communicated if asked to share it. It can only be sensed. It is almost like a yoga pose where one slowly contorts into the posture, and with eyes closed, settles into the trance. The pose itself might be static, but the state of holding that pose... Continue Reading →

Les Miserables

Luckily I was so uninterested in Les Miserables throughout my life that I went in blind. Very rarely do I have the opportunity nowadays to experience anything at this scale without any introduction.  I tend to research anything that comes to my mind, so much so, that I am constantly tunneling through a wonderworld of... Continue Reading →

On the Perils of Opining about a Movie

This first appeared here on The World Of Apu. I have had the opportunity to watch many movies, and yet, I have not managed to completely shed that initial discomforting thrill and incongruity of encountering disembodied life depicted on a flat screen. Maybe I have always known that cinema is different from other forms of narrations—with... Continue Reading →

The Scare

I am reconciling myself to the fact that I love my sense of dissatisfaction. I can never have enough of these wants. There are some things in the world whose ideal form keeps growing on me, and which, for a time, I was not sure how I should indulge. It seemed irrational to want to... Continue Reading →

The Voyage That Is Reading Moby Dick

Relax. You'll last longer. That was how I think I read Moby Dick the first time. I was nimble. Limber. I approached Moby-Dick like some men approach whores. They have paid for her. There is no one to judge. You can fail. You can laugh. You can walk away. Everything is permissible. In those permissions,... Continue Reading →

Casteism – The Merit Argument

I overheard this argument long back that has stuck through with me. "It has been about 60 years that you guys have had reservations. It is unfair. We are poor too. I think it should now rest on merit and economic status. The deserving and the poor should get the fruits of reservation. Not rich... Continue Reading →

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