Solitude

Amused by the thought of a woman, Muslim by birth, visit a Catholic church during the weekends for spiritual solitude. No one is waiting for the 'maulanas' to 'let' women enter masjids. Does spirituality need an institution or a preacher?

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Philology and Weltliteratur, Eric Auerbach

As the title suggests, the essay primarily deals with philology as a discipline that engages with what is referred to as Weltliteratur. Philology is a historical discipline and according to Auerbach, deals with man’s ideas or opinions in ‘opposing forces’. It can also be explained as a perspective that develops out of dialogue/debate of ideas/opinions … Continue reading Philology and Weltliteratur, Eric Auerbach

Football Fever

The Indian national football team has beaten Macau 4-1 to top the group and enter the Asian cup for the fourth time!​ On the other hand, e​​​​​​ach and every attacking or defensive move by the Indian under 17 football team at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup makes me wonder, there is much more this 'sleeping … Continue reading Football Fever

Book Review – The Idea of Communism, Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali, the blurb says, is a writer and filmmaker, long time political activist and campaigner. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics, including The Clash of Fundamentalisms and Bush in Babylon. The first novel in his Islamic Quintet, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, has received wide acclaim and was … Continue reading Book Review – The Idea of Communism, Tariq Ali