The potency of Peake's composition reaches an ever rising crescendo with second book of Gormenghast. Right from the first words, prose strikes an elegant flow of imagination, scene after scene. Grotesque characters and their actions may drive the story at times, but Gormenghast may very well stand stagnant with austere seriousness, only adding to peculiar... Continue Reading →


Gormenghast: Titus Groan

With Gormenghast's opening book, Mervyn Peake created a new zenith in the world of fantasy literature; an apex that stand on its own with sheer majestic grandeur of prose. It’s arguably the work that has never been surpassed and perhaps never will be. Peake as a masterful word weaver draws you in to the strange... Continue Reading →

Journey Maker

ਰਸਤੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਨੇ ਹਰ ਦਰ ਤੇ ਹਰ ਪੈਰ ਤੋਂ, ਦਰਵਾਜ਼ੇ ਖੁਲੇ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਨੇ, ਕਿਸੇ ਦੂਰ ਗਏ ਦੀ ਉਡੀਕ ਤੋਂ, ਹਰ ਮੰਜ਼ਿਲ ਤੇਰੀ ਹਾਣੀਆ, ਹਰ ਸਫਰ ਤੇਰਾ ਹਾਣੀਆ, ਇਕ ਬਲਦੀ ਜਿਹੀ ਮਸ਼ਾਲ ਹੈ, ਫ਼ਕੀਰ ਤੂੰ ਮੇਰੀ ਇਬਾਦਤ ਦਾ, ਨਾ ਡਰ ਕਿਸੇ ਅੰਜਾਮ ਤੋਂ, ਉਸ ਪਾੱਸੇਓ ਆਉਂਦੀ ਹਵਾ ਤੋਂ, ਕੁਝ ਅਸਾਂ ਉਧੇੜ ਲੇਨੇ ਹਾਂ, ਧਾਗੇ ਉਸ... Continue Reading →

Man Behind Zafarnama

Whats crude and most convenient way to approach an ideology is to of course have an absolute faith in its pioneers. So much so, that its rather common medium to bestow them with sainthood or even God's title. I won't debate here about irony of us humans judging such titles, and whether they even mean... Continue Reading →

Shadows of the Past

An emotional and psychological wave of thought that rides mass mentality often has this amazing tendency to raise the dead from graves as undying legends. Perhaps unbound human imagination is not saturated enough with actual facts sometimes, or simply is disabled to accept the reality that might have been.

Latest on Ajantha and Ellora

On an anonymous news front, we are bringing to you the latest study and events related to India's historical artistic wonders- Ajantha and Ellora. Shockingly, we have revealed a profound impact these ancient hubs might be having on our identity. The excerpts, news and collected facts here try to put some order to what exactly chaos of... Continue Reading →

The Eagle Flew

The eagle soared high. It just does it one day as it was always supposed to do. Spreading its wings, not with the high majesty, but spreading them nonetheless. It was not graceful, no. The grace was ripped away a long ago, but still, it took courage. Courage and a memory- longing of a distant... Continue Reading →

To Sangla Valley, With Love

A journey that takes you through high mountains, pristine river waters and occasional sleepy villages. A journey far from maddening crowd into solitude and peace of innocent raw beauty. Preserved in quietude of mighty Himalayas, lies Sangla valley, where this journey took me to. Walks through lively apple orchards, wild fir trees, and open grasslands... Continue Reading →

Independence Day

Every time I try to speak a positive thought about this nation, it seems that I had to deal with a favorite pastime of our people- debunking it. Be it corruption, crime or poverty, the normal phrases "kuch nahi ho sakta" and "chalta hai" are the only buzz words you can expect to hear as... Continue Reading →

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