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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:58

A CASE FOR LIBERAL ARTS

  A CASE FOR LIBERAL ARTS Keeping up with globalization has lead to an enquiry of knowledge domains, previously unexplored. The explosion of knowledge has meant that while specializations are in demand, yet subject parochialism can no longer pass off as acceptable. The previous yardstick of measuring knowledge value in ways no longer hold true. It demands a renewed conversation on the practice of knowledge production at this particular contemporary moment, and a broader conversation on the activities and institutions that shape an understanding of the utility and nature of such knowledge. Binaries of class, caste etc have crept into…
Friday, 27 July 2018 05:51

Sounds and Visuals of Aesthetics

Sounds and Visuals of Aesthetics Imagine you buy an expensive ticket to your favorite singer’s concert but instead of the singer’s melodious voice you hear disruptive shrieking sounds. Would you enjoy your evening? Or imagine a badly pieced together film where the sound and visuals are out of sync. Or a super hero film with tacky visual effects. Divorce technology from art and the effect would be lackluster. No film, live show, tv series or news can be conceived without technology. Behind the scene technicians of the Media and Entertainment industry are as important as people who appear in front…
                                                                                                                    Pic 1: Golden Sand backwaters in Kerala Off the trodden track: Random reflections on my travels. When I was growing up, I explored the vastness of the world only through the pages of my favorite books. I lived in a small village in…
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 04:45

Dilemma about future: A tale of a young girl

A third year Science student in college, Mansi usually beams with life, is always raring to learn new skills and challenge her own boundaries. But lately an existential dilemma seemed to have gripped her. She is often downcast and anxious. Today, like any other day she helped her mom getting her younger brother off to school and rushed to college. As she hopped on to her scooty, she couldn't help thinking of the time when she vehemently resisted the pressure to apply for Engineering and Medical entrance exams after Clas XII. She had grown up in this city and the…

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