I want to try something new. I’m thinking of calling it Amrita’s ‘Wednesday Words of Wisdom’. These wouldn’t be rehashing some trite motivational quotes. No, Messieurs et Mesdames et Mesdemoiselles. These will be the hard-earned truth, laid brutally on your casual reading plate. Today’s words are: Never ask anybody what they think of you. Continue reading “Book Review: A Horse Walks Into A Bar”
Scene: On a deserted road
Lady: Did you bring it?
Man: Greetings (said with some irony, emphasizing Lady’s lack of manners). Yes, I did.
Lady: Where is it?
Man: Here. Continue reading “Meeting: A Play”
If you are a book blogger/reviewer, I have a proposition for you!
I would love to send you copies of my book Of Opinions: Essays on Life, Love and Loneliness (available in all e-book formats – .mobi, .epub, .pdf etc.) to read and review. Continue reading “Book Bloggers Wanted!”
Play before you get good, because by the time you get good, you’re too old to play. – Joey Ramone
the cake of love,
Three slices to some,
To others, a crumb.
I’ve been eating a lot of the above this week. I’ve been thinking a fair bit about the above too.
Read my latest post Of The Comfort of Strangers: http://wp.me/p3KqvA-2xc
I didn’t feel for Warhol the way Robert did. His work reflected a culture I wanted to avoid. I hated the soup and felt little for the can. I preferred an artist who transformed his time, not mirrored it. – Patti Smith, Just Kids
My brain’s been chewing on this for the last few days. Should an artist be a mirror, something even Shakespeare claimed to do, or a transformer? Should art itself stop at reflecting life, or attempt to change it?
Patti Smith agitates me. Continue reading “Book Review: Just Kids by Patti Smith”
Lee Strasberg could teach you how to be a tree, but he couldn’t teach you how to be a nigger. – Paul Beatty, The Sellout
If I had only one word to describe it, I would use the word “relentless”. If I had three more, I would say, “savage, utterly savage”. If I had the opportunity to check myself and be politically correct, I would say, “by savage, I do not mean to be Continue reading “Book Review: The Sellout by Paul Beatty”
Today is Shakespeare’s 401 death anniversary. It is celebrated as World Book Day, perhaps because there has never been another writer to measure humanity’s capacity in any given way or situation as acutely. Continue reading “Of The Power and The Glory”
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. – Confucius Continue reading “Of Searching”