Author: Jo

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Storyteller: The Alchemist

    I began to read during my late teens. Being an over protected child and a loner; all I was left with were books. Most of my solitary moments were spent immersed amidst white...






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Reflections on Ceylan’s ‘Winter Sleep’

From celebrated Turkish film-maker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, comes the Winter Sleep (2014, Turkish), an intensely absorbing drama that mostly centers on familial relationships. To me the entire film seemed like a philosophical discourse on the...






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Brewing the Liquor Culture

  Drinking and the attitudes towards the consumption of alcohol vary across culture.  Over the years, human beings invented various ways of brewing alcohol and distilling spirits and drinking has been an integral part of...






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From Words to Frames – Part IV

  In this conclusive part we shall think about the challenges of adopting literature into films. There is a reader and a viewer inside every one of us? Does he/she have the similar sensibilities while...






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From Words to Frames – Part III

  In the first two parts of this short series, we tried to compare and contrast the nature of the language of words and the visual language. We pondered over their worlds and tried to...






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From Words to Frames – Part- II

    In the first part of this short series we pondered over the world of words briefly. That part was concluded with highlighting the structural similarity between novel and cinema. We shall continue from...






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From Words to Frames – Part I

  Ever since humans invented language in its spoken form, they began to narrate and listen to stories. Stories are an integral part of human life. Our stories are mixed together in the form of...






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Slicing a Nation – Part I – The Genesis

  No Indian could ever forget 15th August, 1947. With independence came partition. While the former is the reason to rejoice the later remains a painful remainder throughout. The pages of Indian history that tell...