Essay: Tagore’s Love Affairs

by Aju Mukhopadhyay Expressions of love are different with different objects. With the divine, it is pure; we call it devotion or worship, but with fellow human beings, especially of the opposite sex, we find it tinged with desires of lust and other emotions. Love is the finest, and at the same time, the crudest…

Famous Opening Lines

Originally posted on 101 Books:
? I think some of the best book openings insert the reader into an immediate point of tension. There’s drama right off the bat. I can appreciate books that provide a lot of back story, but I have to make myself be patient. So I’m adding one section–“the opening line”–to my…

Colour Rhymes

Originally posted on The Wordfoolery Blog:
Hello, As my posts about colours (Cerulean, Vermillion, Rare Words for Rare Colours etc) are some of my most popular, I couldn’t resist following up with a post about old colour rhymes. I can’t find a trace of what I believe to be one connected ditty, but I’ve found…

Self Loving

Originally posted on Essence Revealed:
Self loving  is the greatest loving of all. In a world filled with judgement it is especially so.  I recently was having a disagreement with someone close to me.  Something that I am not at all ashamed of  in my life was wielded at me like a razor-sharp dagger.  I…