For a literary giant, Dostoyevsky sure had an incommensurate physique. Thinned hair, protruding forehead, deep set eyes, sunken cheeks, unkempt beard and a thin frame of an almost emaciated body. The tortures and persecutions he bore through out his life left their indelible marks on him. He had a troubled childhood. The promise of a […]Read More The Very Best of Fyodor Dostoyevsky Short Stories: Book Review
As a story-teller, Hemingway believed in leaving a lot unsaid. He was the proponent of the ‘iceberg theory.’ Much like an iceberg, he said a good storyteller only exposes one small part of his story while the mega portion remains submerged. “The dignity of the iceberg is due only to one-eight of it being under […]Read More The Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway: Book Review
If a large number of articles on the topic is any indication, political correctness is akin to entering a boxing ring with one or both of your hands tied behind your back. For the liberal side of politics the concept is, however, part of its philosophical bedrock. The liberal discourse, for all practical purposes, is […]Read More Is Political Correctness The New Curb on Free Speech?
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One of the greatest authors speaking about the method behind his writing process once said that as soon as he wakes up words and sentences start to form in his head and he needs to put them down on paper just to keep his head clear. Many other writers may have expressed similar thoughts about […]Read More The Reader
Commenting on the nature of mental illnesses, Joseph Heller, in his hilarious rendition of the Old Testament, “God Knows” had David mouth the statement that it is contagious much like physical illnesses. It is apparently quite an offensive statement particularly given the sensitivity with which the issues associated with mental disorders are treated in our […]Read More Going Mental
On a night of fierce winds and ferocious rains, a girl was caught unawares of the strike by cab drivers as she stood outside a plush restaurant after an insipid dinner with a colleague of her office. The rendezvous started with a great promise, unlike her previous experiences here was a guy who was waiting […]Read More Good News: A Short Story