"I think us (we) here to wonder. To wonder. To ast (ask). And that in wondering bout the big things and asting (asking) bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I … Continue reading Quote of the day – The Color Purple.
Thirteen passengers are stranded at an airport. Tokyo, their destination, is covered in snow and all flights are cancelled. To pass the night they form a huddle by the silent baggage carousels and tell one another stories. Thus begins Rana Dasgupta's Canterbury Tales for our times. In the spirit of Borges and Calvino, Dasgupta's writing … Continue reading Tokyo Cancelled – Ranadas Gupta
Dear Photographer, I want people to like me. I want a photo of mine, ‘staring into the abyss’ I want to pop in their minds, while their working, While married men are with other women. I don’t how I’ll affect them but I do. It must be something to do with the facelessness f the … Continue reading Creating Stories From Images – III
'I am just waiting.' 'Waiting? For what? ' I am just waiting for that one day when I wake up and I don't look at my phone to see who texted me last night. Just waiting for that time when I don't wake up for hours, hoping that the phone will buzz. Just waiting for … Continue reading Creating Stories From Images – II
Right before I leave, I will leave you with my piece. You asked me if I ever sat alone I looked at you and shook my head. Your laughter mixed with the stream of my coffee and I couldn't decide if you were the most beautiful smell I had smelt Or were you the … Continue reading Create Stories From Images.
- Painting by Pablo Picasso. "The first betrayal is irreparable. It calls forth a chain of reaction of further betrayals, each of which takes us farther and farther away from the point of our original betrayal." - Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984)
Seduction, betrayal and murder: the true art of the renaissance. Cesare Borgia, Niccolo Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci - three of the most famous, or notorious, names in European history. In the autumn of 1502, their lives intersect in a castle in Italy's Romagna. In this hugely intelligent and entertaining novel, Samuel Black tells the … Continue reading The Ground Is Burning – Samuel Black