Arundhati Roy presents her characters as they are, with all their uneven edges and rough textures. Everyone is reduced to their crude humanity, stripped down to their naked, imperfect morality. She makes the reader jump from hate to love to sympathy, all in the span of a single page. The reader’s heart is almost a puppet in her skilled hands and she masterfully tugs the right strings every single time. She evokes every emotion in the spectrum and in the end, you’re left with a flood of empathy. You’re not going to find any black and white characters in these pages.
We live in a world where our broken moral compasses are being accepted more often than not so we don’t bother repairing them. The more we delay tending to our broken morals, a bigger part of our identities gets lost. Soon we’ll turn into a group of uninspired beings with only one goal in our minds – to beat the rest
An angry teenager rants about Indian TV soaps
What exactly is a comic’s job? Are we so irrelevant to the happenings in the world that we fan such pointless issues? Aren’t we civilised enough to acknowledge stand-ups in a light-hearted manner? A female comedian was recently berated online for a harmless joke. Read on to find more about this toxic culture in our country.
The mainstream media has abruptly lost its essence since its inception, and unfair practices in this field have marked a spike. News channels are stuck in a labyrinth of dramatizing every crisis just to please the target audience. Has it just become a place steered by government officials? Has it just become a room for more assumptions and rumors rather than stating out the facts? Why is it hard to report ‘the truth’?
Stephen King writes ‘Fiction is the truth inside the lie’. He also says that humor is almost always anger with make-up on. But is that make up necessary? Can we as a society no longer engage in conversation truly, with no poetic phrases, no stories, no rhetoric and no lies to hide beneath? Is it possible for us to trade our beautifully worded lies for truths and our stories for the people to tell them instead?
Sometimes our emotions let us down and make us take steps we shouldn’t. We often don’t ponder upon the fact that a bad situation isn’t the final outcome; we can always rise if we have faith in ourselves. If you struggle to keep a cool, calm and collected head amidst all life’s problems, then do give this article a read.
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Given Theme: Write a persuasive essay on the topic: Introverts are the biggest blessings to this planet.
An introvert appreciation post dedicated to those that like to stay in, but bring out the best in us and why they are indeed, the most excellent of people
Quarantined? At least you’re sure of surviving it. However about 37% of our population are not. Lockdown is crushing the poor working class and labourers. The schemes being rolled out by government just can’t seem to put an end to their woes. Read on to find more…