A reading of THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY and RANGA’S MARRIAGE These two stories prescribed for class XI are the finest examples of post-colonial resistance to westernisation. THE PORTRAIT OF…Continue reading
‘Keeping Quiet’ is a deceptively simple poem by Neruda about the exigency of self-analysis and introspection in building up a new world. An Indian reader with a penchant for spiritual stuff would find the poem offering rich resource for explaining things like meditation, awareness etc.
When I asked a few villagers about the practice of keeping a scorpion still, they told me that if a scorpion stings some one, they would catch hold of it and hang it in front of the house so that it doesn’t move.
A) “Peasants came like swarms of flies”. Why “flies”?
Hope you all know that “rime” also means “snow”.
Mariner is frantically longing for an outlet. He wants to share his experience with someone which makes him feel relieved. It is like a catharsis or unburdening. This can also be read as the creative travail of every Continue reading