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HO HO HO!

Imagine it is the 25th of December. You have sent out Christmas greetings in traditional Christmas cards to your loved ones and also sent a nice, warm message on your WhatsApp groups. The ring of ‘Merry Christmas’ is in the air filling your ears. You smell Christmas cookies and recall the taste of the Christmas […]

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Vampirism and Literature

Human mind has always been intrigued by the mysteries that lie beyond all shades of black. This infatuation has led him to believe in existence of beings that surpass reality and fence into pure imagination giving rise to folklore’s that we know of today. And such is our obsession with doom that somehow we believe […]

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Memory by HP Lovecraft

Penning down endorsements for literary linchpins is quite a Sisyphean task to fare. But then, if it is H.P. Lovecraft’s oeuvre, one feels drawn towards the story so much that the elusive challenge seems to evoke a different thrill altogether. This review is going to be an endorsement for one of his most extolled works, […]

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Faustus and Conceit

Long before the Illuminati started lurking in the shadows, it was a secret society that opposed superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life and abuses of state power. A quick read of Doctor Faustus presents him as a hero of German folklore and a plain Christian villain. Illuminati may be spoken of in hushed tones, […]

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Apollonian and Dionysian Theories of Art

The Greek civilization gave us concepts that we still don’t fully understand, like democracy. One such concept came to describe the diametric philosophy underlying in every art form, and by extention life, for vitabrevis arslonga. This is known as the Apollonian and Dionysian dichotomy. This set of contradicting values, like Yin-Yang, Prakriti-Purusha, Marvel-DC, has been […]

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