Nawshin Flora

The hills

They say the hills have eyes Iridescent, all knowing, and deathlike.

1m ago

Has the Boi Mela been reduced to photographic aesthetics and vacuous controversies?

In the last few years, there has been a paradigm shift in the traditional book fair culture. The commercialisation and curation of hyper nationalist books have led to the absence of literature and stories of “others”.

2m ago

The controversial legacy of Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’

Readers often look for relatability in the stories and characters they are reading but Nabokov doesn’t give his readers that comfort or spoon feed them. Rather, he challenges them to eschew feeling compelled by Humbert’s justification of his innocence

4m ago

4 witchy romance novels to read this Halloween

The fascination with October’s magic and mystery hasn’t subdued over the centuries. And what can be more magical than falling in love in October?

6m ago

Media literacy and the case of overrated classics

In this digital age, we are processing a large amount of information everyday and it’s important to learn media literacy in order to see the bigger picture.

7m ago

Rethinking Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the humanist

Despite his caste-consciousness and critical depiction of the social prejudices of colonial Bengal, he never directly opposed them; in his real life, he was an upholder of traditional Hindu patriarchy and Brahmin-dominated caste society.

8m ago

Remembering Mahasweta Devi: The blueprint of subaltern activism and literature

While novelists such as Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and Sanjeeb Chandra Chattopadhyay adopted an ambiguous position on caste discourse in their writing, Mahasweta Devi's fiction explicitly delineates the Dalits and adivasis as political, social, and psychological beings embroiled in multiple levels of oppression.

10m ago

Why must there be a mandatory minimum university attendance?

Whilst it is not an easy task to do well in tests without attending classes, if a student somehow manages to make up for it by working hard they shouldn’t suffer for it.

10m ago
April 6, 2024
April 6, 2024

The hills

They say the hills have eyes Iridescent, all knowing, and deathlike.

February 27, 2024
February 27, 2024

Has the Boi Mela been reduced to photographic aesthetics and vacuous controversies?

In the last few years, there has been a paradigm shift in the traditional book fair culture. The commercialisation and curation of hyper nationalist books have led to the absence of literature and stories of “others”.

January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024

The controversial legacy of Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’

Readers often look for relatability in the stories and characters they are reading but Nabokov doesn’t give his readers that comfort or spoon feed them. Rather, he challenges them to eschew feeling compelled by Humbert’s justification of his innocence

October 31, 2023
October 31, 2023

4 witchy romance novels to read this Halloween

The fascination with October’s magic and mystery hasn’t subdued over the centuries. And what can be more magical than falling in love in October?

September 27, 2023
September 27, 2023

Media literacy and the case of overrated classics

In this digital age, we are processing a large amount of information everyday and it’s important to learn media literacy in order to see the bigger picture.

September 15, 2023
September 15, 2023

Rethinking Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the humanist

Despite his caste-consciousness and critical depiction of the social prejudices of colonial Bengal, he never directly opposed them; in his real life, he was an upholder of traditional Hindu patriarchy and Brahmin-dominated caste society.

July 28, 2023
July 28, 2023

Remembering Mahasweta Devi: The blueprint of subaltern activism and literature

While novelists such as Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and Sanjeeb Chandra Chattopadhyay adopted an ambiguous position on caste discourse in their writing, Mahasweta Devi's fiction explicitly delineates the Dalits and adivasis as political, social, and psychological beings embroiled in multiple levels of oppression.

July 20, 2023
July 20, 2023

Why must there be a mandatory minimum university attendance?

Whilst it is not an easy task to do well in tests without attending classes, if a student somehow manages to make up for it by working hard they shouldn’t suffer for it.

June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023

Droplets of eternity

Dissipated, my thoughts wander finally taking refuge in sleep.

June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023

Are the Gilmore Girls a glorified portrayal of an unrealistic mother-daughter relationship?

The unorthodox mother-daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory Gilmore and their vibrant life in the town of Stars Hollow were what captivated viewers in the first place.

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