It might be irrelevant at the first instance to connect Naruto with politics or foreign policy. However, the way I see it, Naruto is the perfect allegory that one must understand in order to envision a foreign policy that is built on diplomacy and dialogue, rather than bombs and weapons. Naruto embodies the good and [...]
I don’t know about the world and I don’t care about the world but Shirley Manson, you must know on your birthday that I survived my teenage years and could live to see my 27th birthday because of you, and your music which continue to inspire me. During my darkest days I played ‘So Like a Rose’ [...]
Feminism as an academic discourse has long been the preserve of women, and of mostly those women who have had the opportunity and privilege to fight against a patriarchal society. The movement has had extraordinary impact upon women’s liberation along with gay rights movement and of course civil rights movement. In fact feminism ideally is [...]
The color of human soul is dark - violent black. Why else wars have not ended in spite of so many genocides and brutal deaths.
Voodoo dolls may be the result of ancient African customs, but they could also be the product of modern pop culture.
Books for the soul are plenty. They all offer quick fix solution to life’s problems and agonies and help people tide over personal disenchantments.
Disregarded by elitists, and worshipped by the masses, pop culture may be more significant than it is made out to be.
Both the song and the movie look closely at the heartache. Billie Holiday’s song addresses heartache as an entity living inside one’s own self. The movie takes a perspective of a camera to reveal subtle human emotions and follies that lead to heartache.
Gothic fashion could be seen as a reflection of the human need to face darkness and accept it as a part of life.
Former states of yugoslavia perhaps stand as testimony to the human suffering due to war and related crimes. The suffering and tenacity of humans have been immortalized by artists from the region.
Censorship can only defer arrival of new insight or truth but yet it cannot rein in and imprison human intellect and imagination in the confines of ignorance. Good creative works and insights get buried only to be resurrected much later.