Fafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth

Picking up from where I left off in the last post, I’ll be dealing with the feature Heaven and Earth from the Fafner saga.Set around 2 years after the events of the original series, the film focuses on the arrival of an abandoned warship carrying a boy called Misao Kurusu to the island setting offContinue reading “Fafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth”

A Memory of Death: Fafner in the Azure- Right of Left (2005)

Considering my rather lukewarm reception of the first Fafner of the Azure series, I felt that this special episode prequel to the series deserved a separate review of its own considering the massive difference in quality between them. Right of Left seems to benefit from the better writing of Habara who happens to be theContinue reading “A Memory of Death: Fafner in the Azure- Right of Left (2005)”

The Transformative Power of Writing: Fafner in the Azure

This is my first review of an anime I’ve put up here ; Fafner in the Azure (2003)roduced by Xebec. I’ve decided to organise this review into the following parts; visuals and sounds, narrative, plot and themes. Themes could contain spoilers, so be advised . Visuals and Sound Fafner starts off with a beautiful sequenceContinue reading “The Transformative Power of Writing: Fafner in the Azure”

Njan Prakashan: Or Of Coming into Terms With Oneself

The progeny of the famous Sathyan Anthikkad-Sreenivasan combo , Njan Prakashan starring Fahadh Fasil as the eponymous protagonist may tumble as it spans genres, but it does provide for an enjoyable experience. A beautiful score combined with a set of melodious songs augments a movie held aloft by a riveting performance from Fahadh. While theContinue reading “Njan Prakashan: Or Of Coming into Terms With Oneself”

Critical Analysis of “The Threat to the Idea of A Public University” by Avijit Pathak

This is a critique of Avijit Pathak’s article in the Hindu in the background of the continuing JNU protests. You may want to read the article before reading this essay. Comments are appreciated 1.Introduction “The threat to the idea of a public university” is an article written by Avijit Pathak in the Comment section ofContinue reading “Critical Analysis of “The Threat to the Idea of A Public University” by Avijit Pathak”

Problematising “Middle Class Democracy”: A Critical Analysis of Peter Augustine Lawler’s “Higher Education as American Counterculture”

“Great then is the good fortune of a state in which the citizens have a moderate and sufficient property; for where some possess much, and the others nothing, there may arise an extreme democracy, or a pure oligarchy.” Aristotle’s Politics This essay is a critical analysis of an article published in The Imaginative Conservative onlineContinue reading “Problematising “Middle Class Democracy”: A Critical Analysis of Peter Augustine Lawler’s “Higher Education as American Counterculture””

A Ballad for the Modern Man: Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence

Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence was the very definition of a sleeper hit, it was released to commercial failure in 1964 before climbing onto pole position on the Billboard Top 100 for January 1966. The use of this song’s haunting opening lines in memes has led to a revival of interest in thisContinue reading “A Ballad for the Modern Man: Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence”

Was Manu an Ideal Lawgiver ?

This was an argumentative essay I did as part of my Political Thought(2018) course . Since this is quite a controversial topic I hope that I’ll have some constructive criticism here. 1. INTRODUCTION Manu has been at the forefront of political debate with “Manuwaadi” being used a pejorative. The Manusmriti has been considered the theoreticalContinue reading “Was Manu an Ideal Lawgiver ?”

A Case for Individuality: The Giver

This reflective article was one of my earliest , published in my school magazine in 2016 dealing with Lois Lowery’s treatment of utopia in her book The Giver. Some of the arguments made here are dated , yet I think that it makes for good reading all the same. My favourite books are not theContinue reading “A Case for Individuality: The Giver”

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