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The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I read ‘The Gulag Archipelago Volume I’ about six months ago. Unfortunately, I did not write a review at the time and therefore this review may not capture all my detailed thoughts on this book. I should re-read this book in the future and would like to read volume II at some point. Despite the… Continue reading The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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What Makes Re:Zero Special

Picture Credits: wallpaperaccess.com At the moment the anime eclipsing all other anime is ‘Attack on Titan’. It is currently airing part one of it’s final season. This season is capitalizing on all the build up of the previous seasons and is delivering a stellar finale. Despite its exploits, one anime is holding it’s own with… Continue reading What Makes Re:Zero Special

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Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

I first watched Slavoj Zizek when he debated Jordan Peterson in ‘The debate that was not’. Most of the debate was Slavoj and Jordan discussing their commonalities than actually debating on their differences. Yet as personalities both these individuals are starkly different.   Slavoj challenged a few of Jordan Peterson’s rules, especially about personal responsibility.… Continue reading Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

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Authenticity

One of the least talked about virtues of a person is authenticity. I feel that being authentic goes a long way in being interesting and likeable. Authenticity means being original and having views that are molded by your own personal thoughts and experiences. People on social media tend to be very superficial. Most of the… Continue reading Authenticity

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The People vs O.J. Simpson – A Thematic Review

Promotional Poster I recently watched the short series, American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson. It was an extremely interesting show and the overarching theme stood out and perfectly portrayed the complexity of truth and human perspective. There is one particular line spoken by Marcia to Christopher in the last episode of the show… Continue reading The People vs O.J. Simpson – A Thematic Review

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Kimi No Nawa

Picture Credits: wall.alphacoders.com Kimi No Nawa is an anime film that released around 2 years ago. It is an extremely beautiful film and the animation stands out particularly. Kimi No Nawa translates to ‘Your Name’. The film’s animation reminds me of a beautifully painted landscape with smudged colours and bright contrast. The reason I am… Continue reading Kimi No Nawa

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Tower of God

Picture credits: wallpaperaccess.com It was about a month ago when a friend introduced me to Webtoons and recommended that I read Tower of God. Tower of God is manhwa which is basically a South Korean comic. Till then I had read manga and watched anime based on manga. Manga are Japanese comics that are read… Continue reading Tower of God