The adult world is a falsely learned world, living in its firm beliefs, about anything and everything in this world, totally oblivious to the fact, that everything we see is nothing but a mere perception of our own being!We are but a mere perspective and we live within nothing but our own bubble. Our mutual... Continue Reading →
Good movies, like books and art, can expand our conscience and make us limitless
Movies have been a great part of our lives ever since they took over the world and now they've influenced us to an extent that we barely not live or want to live in some illusionary movie like tale that our own life might be unfolding! Well, there's nothing bad in that. Indeed, it's much... Continue Reading →
Enlightenment and Ingmar Bergman
Bergman sitting with Death Acclaimed Swedish movie director Ingmar Bergman died more than 11 years ago, but the legacy of his genius carries on in new generations of filmmakers.He directed 60 film and documentaries. Among the standouts were “The Seventh Seal,” “Wild Strawberries,” “Cries and Whispers” and “Through a Glass Darkly.” He also worked in... Continue Reading →
How the father of poetic cinema “Andrei Tarkovsky” turned movie-making into a ‘transcendental art’!
Tarkovsky’s work reflects a deep preoccupation with the metaphysical and the spiritual realms, as well as unconventional dramatic structure and a distinctively unique use of the cinematic lens. Indeed, Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish filmmaker, said of him:"Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it... Continue Reading →
Nurturing the mind’s eye and living life with higher consciousness.
Art of Life. Humans are one such breed that have acquired the least amounts of consciousness and live as if they are know-it-alls.Our Conscience is minuscule, and everything we believe in, might turn to be an oasis in reality.Thus, living in the hangover of that little amount of consciousness that we have, is just not... Continue Reading →
“The Marlon Mirror” (or Creating your ideal self and responding to life as the ideal person in you would!)
In the world of acting, there's one actor who's stood the test of time like no other. And yupp. It's Marlon Brando indeed. Practice being your ideal self. In brief, he was known to give the audience what they wanted. He projected that very image that the audience wanted to see the character as.He almost... Continue Reading →
“Method-Acting” your way into “the person” you wannabe
All the world's a stage andif you've had a bad life up until this point, worry not. I've got you covered.If you've ever heard about "Mirror neurons" in your brain and about the concept of "Neuroplasticity", then you must be aware that the mind and its thoughts can be hacked completely, and redirected in any... Continue Reading →
James Dean – The life, philosophy and sheer will of the legendary actor and icon!
Very few young actors in Hollywood history have been able to reach the legendary status of James Dean. The rebellious actor only starred in three films during his short career, but the impression he made on brooding teenage audiences was unmatched. His sensitive bad boy image has captivated both men and women for decades. In... Continue Reading →
We are our interests, we are whatever we absorb.
The times are dull. The generations are dumb.These days people tend to develop a taste for junk food and junk interests instead of feeding themselves soul-food stuff and distinguishing quality interests from shallow ones. From music to the life choices to the books people read, if they really read any, everything is so shallow. There's... Continue Reading →
Bob Dylan- The legend that lives on!
Bob Dylan is a history archive, having seen it all from the 60s to the present day!And wait, not only having seen it all but having won it all from music awards to the Nobel Prize in Literature like a real Outlaw!Yeah! Dylan has been a man blowing in the wind for quite some time... Continue Reading →
A star is born, and then it dies, leaving life-lessons to be learnt behind!
Stars do not live forever, just like people. Stars are born, live their lives, changing or evolving as they age, and eventually they die. Often stars do this in a much more spectacular way than humans do! And just as they do so, they leave us stunned, opening our minds to the truth of us. The starting... Continue Reading →
Voltaire was someone, gifted with the insights to live the most out of life and to out-maneuver the challenges that life throws at one!
Voltaire, pseudonym of François-Marie Arouet, (born November 21, 1694, Paris, France—died May 30, 1778, Paris), one of the greatest of all French writers. Although only a few of his works are still read, he continues to be held in worldwide repute as a courageous crusader against tyranny, bigotry, and cruelty. Through its critical capacity, wit, and satire, Voltaire’s work vigorously propagates an ideal of progress... Continue Reading →
The genius of Kurt Cobain
I had not been into grunge music until an year ago when i had suddenly discovered him in an interview saying, "I knew that after some time the drugs would become boring. Just as everything else becomes boring after a while.Like breathing air, you know."And thatwas the moment! That blew my conscience away!That was the... Continue Reading →
Oscar Wilde had a genius for the mind like no other
from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."~Oscar Wilde."We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"~Oscar Wilde Such ironic quips is what Oscar Wilde is famous for, bringing flare and flamboyance to an... Continue Reading →
Who better to read than Alexander Pushkin to learn the most perfect, poetic way of life!
If you're a poet and not at the calibre of Alexander Pushkin, then you're no poet! Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, short-story writer, novelist, and dramatist.Born into an aristocratic family, Pushkin attended school at the prestigious Imperial Lyceum at Tsarskoye Selo from 1811 to 1817, where, at age 15, he published his first... Continue Reading →
When Copernicus, Galileo and Darwin had a bout against the false,undeserving masters of the world
Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilee and Charles Darwin changed the way we look at the world and also burst our bubble vision of what we are and where we are. Heliocentrism Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) was a mathematician and astronomer who proposed that the sun was stationary in the center of the universe and the earth revolved... Continue Reading →
Humans are their own biggest enemy,trying to kill their own self.
It's funny how for centuries, humans had been exploiting lands and calling themselves kings and what not, all in the name of quenching their insecurity that they are a nobody, a non-entity in this mighty universe, yet disguising their brutal and unforgivable acts with mighty words like Empire and Kingdom as if such erections reaped... Continue Reading →
Stoicism can help you deal with the horrors and heartbreaks of the pandemic
Seneca "We suffer more in imagination, than in reality", said Seneca once.And thus, to prevent any such unnecessary amplification by the mind, Stoicism comes into play as the cure. Stoicism has been a common thread though some of history’s great leaders. It has been practiced by Kings, presidents, artists, writers and entrepreneurs. Marcus Aurelius. Frederick... Continue Reading →
Reading Carl Jung can help you master yourself and the world
Artist:Nicola Samori I've always been in love with the psyche and the factually 'relative' but outrageously inflexible ways of the temporary,oblivious human world! And someone who can put things straight, in the most reasonable manner possible, is Carl Jung. The man carried massive insights back in his day and his intelligence was far greater than... Continue Reading →
The spirit of Rome still stands and shall live on forever!
The term Ancient Rome refers to the city of Rome, which was located in central Italy; and also to the empire it came to rule, which covered the entire Mediterranean basin and much of western Europe. At its greatest extent in stretched from present-day northern England to southern Egypt, and from the Atlantic coast to... Continue Reading →
Why Style and Panache are synonymous with the Italians
Italy’s history and culture are entwined with its ancient heritage, and all Italians are immensely proud of their country and its amazing past. A love of music, art, good food and great wine is born into every native, and the enjoyment of life’s finer things is compulsory. Much of the country’s rural regions still have... Continue Reading →
Why have music eternally in the ears?
Music is out there in the universe and in there within us too.There are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does.If you want to ride the universe and also keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain and... Continue Reading →
The importance of dancing, like an idiot.
I am a deep believer in the importance and power of dance - it rids the soul of worries and helps it break free out of the body. Thus, be awkward. Make your own moves. Dance. Dancing is one of the most releasing and necessary of all activities – but we too frequently hold back... Continue Reading →
Reading the right literature and it’s impact on the person and world
Literature has existed from the advent of written human existence to throughout our history.Apart from serving as a source of history, the literature of the best minds also helps us to peek deep inside the human psyche and develop insightful understanding of not only the psyche but the world around us and the global happenings... Continue Reading →
How Art can change the individual, the society and the world at mere will.
Humans are visual beings above all and understand the language of sign, symbols and images the most more than anything else. Therefore, via art and the truth, we can discover and understand a lot about other aspects of the psyche and the world that we would have never known otherwise. Art can influence every individual.Art... Continue Reading →
When Confucius and Einstein taught us that ‘Everything is relative’
Way before the 1st century, Confucius and a century ago, Albert Einstein taught us that everything is relative. From You to I to mother earth and the sky, everything is relative. The way you see the world depends on your point of view and context. What is hot for you might be mild for me,... Continue Reading →
If a philosophy isn’t worth having, then life isn’t worth living.
Well, Descartes once said he thought therefore he was, but we, do not think, so does that mean that we do not exist?Yeah, it is a pretty good question perhaps, that we exist or do not exist.For life, like a dream, is encapsulated by darkness all around and we're terrified of waking up from this... Continue Reading →
Befriending the mind is the surest way to live an elite life.
The mind is a mysterious and elusive thing. It's weird that the mind even exists. How does “something as sublime and insubstantial as thought or consciousness … emerge from three pounds of gelatinous pudding inside the skull?” No one knows. Moreover, even though the mind is created by the brain, the mind can operate with... Continue Reading →
Finding yourself, in the midst of a global halt.
When i was a child, i dreamt a dream.The dream of being the best footballer on the whole planet. And i knew i had it in me.I was so passionate about it thatI could see myself at the top of the world.I could see myself driving a Lamborghini anda Bugatti and living in a Mansion... Continue Reading →
Everyone needs a guide to life!
why everyone needs a guide to life
If Society’s way isn’t the way, then what is?
“Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then.”Henry David Thoreau "Follow your own way" Out there in the world,the vast majority of people are not on the path of their choosing.Instead, they have resigned themselves to walk a path that society told them to walk upon and... Continue Reading →
Always have music in your ears. Always stay close to music.
Do you know why life seems so boring?It's because there's no background music. We begin life, we die. And what good is the in between, if there's no music to live by!We're all born into unknown hands who then go on to tell us how to live our lives, but then all of a sudden,... Continue Reading →
The inseparable bond between Philosophy and Science
"What is science without philosophy and philosophy without science." The 'connection' between science and philosophy has endured for thousands of years. In present-day conditions it has not only been preserved but it has also been growing substantially stronger.By this century, the scale of the scientific works and the social significance of research have acquired huge... Continue Reading →
You are not incomplete. You just need to peek within.
Declare yourself a complete person, out loud, to the universe!Announce with pride that you are whole just the way you are!Announce that you are full with Self-love! We are self conscious beings.Beings of self doubt, which might only turn out to be an illusion at the end of the day.All our lives we listen to... Continue Reading →
The Nobel ‘Peace’ Prize. Why do we need it?
The Nobel Peace Prize.Why do we need it?Aren't we homo sapiens(wise beings)?Are we less than what we're supposed to be?Aren't we a singular family beneath the sky! Shedding some light on Nobel's life One of eight children, Alfred Nobel was a solitary man as an adult. He chose a simple life, secluded from society. Nobel... Continue Reading →
The schools of today need to be replaced with schools of ‘thought’
You see, the goal of mainstream education is to produce a massive workforce.They recruit curious minds first,and then numb them by instilling in them the fear of failing and facing humiliation in front of many,so that they can then indoctrinate them easily and produce whatever they want out of the masses.Conventional education uses our very... Continue Reading →
How can a 20-something gain an edge over life?
Pastor Charles R. Swindoll once said that life is 10% action and 90% reaction. That’s always hit home for me because when you think about it, life really is all about perception.Life can be tough, so you’ve got to be careful what you feed your mind and soul.And just when it comes to understanding life... Continue Reading →
Do you know what the soul and you are?
What is the soul, asked Rumi to me.Who is it who sits in my ear when I speak?Who is it who sees the world through my eyes?Who is it within me who looks at me in the mirror?Oh, the questions of Rumi my master and my oblivious conscience!What is the soul and where is it... Continue Reading →
Is life meant to be lived as poetry?
Is life meant to be lived as poetry?