Precious moments in the studio – Hours, minutes, seconds stolen away from obligations and deadlines Experimenting, playing Exploring textures and shapes and colours and surfaces It’s a bit like exercise On the one hand, there is no time, On the other hand, it is the most important thing On that other hand, it is the […]
Weekly Photo Challenge – Dance
Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky. (poem: Daniel Ladinsky) Weekly Photo Challenge – Half-light
By Idrees Kanth But do the Indian progressives even ever acknowledge that their social location, their class position, their family genealogy, their vast networks, etc. play an important role in making it all possible? The very question I was trying to ask in the essay!
By Srirupa Dhar Women are no longer relegated to the household. Both rich and poor women, to the shock of many upper class conservatives, are starting to go out into the world and deciding their own futures.
We must love one another or die. — W. H. Auden, “September 1, 1939” In the early 1930s, about a hundred communists crashed a Nazi meeting in Bremen, Germany, determined to break it up. One of them, Richard Krebs, rose to interrupt a speech by Herman Göring, head of the notorious SA stormtroopers, a paramilitary group […]
Keep your mind in hell, and despair not. — Staretz Silouan[i] Ah, children, ah, dear friends, do not be afraid of life! — Fyodor Dostoevsky[ii] How do we sing the Lord’s song in the shadow of terror? In solidarity with all the victims of Brussels and the whole human family this week, I protest, I […]
What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands— the Word of life— this is our theme . . . We declare to you what we have seen and heard, so that you too may share our life. (I John 1:1,3) The […]
A church in the small village of Kampehl in Brandenburg, Germany displays the mummified remains of a knight who died in the early 18th century. It’s not unusual for European churches to show the bodies and body parts of saints and martyrs, especially those bodies that seem to have escaped decomposition through divine intervention. What’s […]
Patrons from far and wide came to sip drinks with names like Cholera and Arsenic while sitting at a coffin under a real human bone chandelier in the Cabaret of Death, a peculiar Parisian watering hole that opened in the early 1890’s. The Cabaret of Death was in the eccentric Montmartre neighborhood near the divine […]