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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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The Guide

A little boy who walks to school; the arrival of Railways; an old orthodox mother; a neglected and discouraged wife; unwavering followers; and a Swami with a tainted past –  these are all vignettes of an India that lives among the memory of the post-colonial times. The Guide, by R.K. Narayan, bundles the threads of […]

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