To Feel or To Act?

Some would argue that poems are meant to be felt. Critical analysis, more often than not, leads to the death of a poem. On the other hand, feeling the poem brings with it a different vibe. What do I mean by ‘feeling’ a poem? Every work of art carries with it not just the artist’s […]

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What is Konkani, bro?

“Sir, but Konkani is not a mixture of Kannada and anything else”, I reply.

“But I speak Kannada”, he says.

“True sir, but I speak Konkani”, I say. 

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Lessons from the Earth – An Eco-Film

I had the opportunity to make a film about a village in Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh. Diguvapalem is a small village consisting of about 25-30 families. The documentary I made revolves around G Nanda Kumar, who is a young 22 year old boy who has taken up organic farming, afforestation and has even started a Learning Centre for the children and youth of Diguvapalem.

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Exploring Sylvia Plath’s Mindscape through Ted Hughes’s “Red”

(Image Source: http://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sylvia-plath-claims-abuse-by-ted-hughes-in-soon-to-be-published-unseen-letters/) Ted Hughes’s poetry often embodies the raw state of violence in the natural world. Most of his poems revolve around nature and are concerned with the struggle for survival in an animalistic world. For instance in his poem Pike, violence is not thrust upon the reader but is subtly suggested in a […]

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Jim Morrison’s ‘The Ghost Song’ in the Light of Surrealism, Existentialism, Absurdism, and Sigmund Freud

  Image source: (https://jimmorrisonbiography.wordpress.com/jim-and-the-doors-pictures/.)   To step into the world of James Douglas Morrison (Jim Morrison), and attempt a psychoanalytical study of his poetry would mean diving into a dimension defined by lucid images, mostly lewd and obscene but also rich in allusions and description. They provide a visual treat, sometimes psychedelic, sometimes existential and […]

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