We are surrounded by endings. Finality. Like this sentence. Like a good book. Like life. And with every ending comes this idea of purpose. The ultimate. The reason. For that sentence. That book. That life. The masterpiece. What Alberto Manguel calls, in A Reader on Reading, "Final Answers." "This paradox [that] haunts authors," he says. … Continue reading Momento Mori
Sex and sexuality have been a taboo for most cultures across the world at some point or the other. Interesting, isn't it? The thing that is the reason for life is one of the most shied away from topics of discussion. The mere mention of it makes most people blush. Or awkward. Or uncomfortable. Once … Continue reading The Duality of Man in the Absence of Woman
This is a debate that is never going to end. But let’s face it. The Oxford comma is important. Think about it. Why do we use grammar? To create meaning. What is an Oxford comma? It’s grammar. Why should we use it? Because it creates meaning. Of course, there is a divide on that very … Continue reading The Oxford Comma: It is what it is.
Imagine yourself in that room, cozied up in the bed with one of those many books in your hand. You crack the spine and the smell of parchment fills your nose. And in that blissful state of mind, you begin to read. What is it that you are doing, then and there? What does it … Continue reading What it Means to Read
Wait! I know I said literature, but please don't run away. Most people see stars in the day when they hear the word literature. Why are people so terrified of the idea of reading, especially reading literature? Calm down, guys. Reading, or literature, is really not that overwhelming, unless of course it's a really great piece … Continue reading Why We “Literature”
I was Mathilda. I was the kid that would pick up and read anything she could get her hands on by the age of three, in two different languages. I was the kid that read every sign she passed looking out the window of her car. I was the kid that was asked how she lived … Continue reading My Journey