BY FRANK WRIGHT Why is our culture so corrupted? When we are compelled to think about the news, which is a parlous matter altogether, it is useful to consider what is not there. It is easy to be entrained, like the clock of Christian Huygens, to harmonise with the tumult of the news cycle. Have a look at the cycle path. What it omits is … Continue reading Western Self Doubt
BY SEAN WALSH “Then Jesus said to Simon: don’t be afraid. From now on you will catch men. So, they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything, and followed Him” (Luke 5) I think this song is a beautiful recuperation of the Gospel message. He walked the shore of Galilee and invited Peter and Andrew into Mission. Not that they could refuse. And then James … Continue reading Always be the Fisherman
BY MEG LEE CHIN There comes a moment when something you only understood intellectually becomes something more tangible. This understanding surpasses the intellect. It becomes something you know in your soul. Prior to the siege of the US Capitol, The idea of human extinction was something I was aware of intellectually. But afterward, I knew in my bones it would one day be inevitable. Trump … Continue reading Is Human Extinction Inevitable?
BY DANIEL JUPP Are there any boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed in the name of a “progressive society”? The progressive offer is a seductive one in one sense: if you accept complete submission and subservience to the progressive ideology, if you accept that the State is all powerful and decides all things, if you normalise the idea that every human being is both flawed and … Continue reading Where does ‘Progress’ End?
BY ANJALI HIREGANGE The idea of meditating in a lush, elegant space tucked away in the mountains sounds idyllic, but is it really? Let me tell you about my experience at an Indian zendo, and how it has shifted my approach to living, ever so slightly. Zen is not a belief system, rather it is a practice that seeks to remove duality and instill simplicity … Continue reading Comfort Amidst Discomfort
BY ZOHRA FATIMA Everyone should delve deep down south into a recess of India to find salubrious Kerala at least once in a lifetime. A unique state that stands apart from the rest of the country by its own accord. Having spent almost half a decade in Kochi, what I saw, sensed, and suspired of the endless ethereal beauty and rich prospering culture will have … Continue reading Seasonal Metamorphosis
BY DRISHTI RAKHRA Visiting Century Club for swimming is one of those special but bittersweet memories of my childhood. My 5-year-old-self hated every minute of it, as my small body was repeatedly flung into the pool after much struggle. It happened effortlessly at the hands of the coaches until I learned to make the water my friend. Then, I began to feel like I was … Continue reading Swimming Summers In Bangalore
BY ZOHRA FATIMA Life is a drama and we are all actors. Idiosyncratic to our personalities we play a myriad of roles, we wear masks, we camouflage and we create situations. The story of our life is shaped by the perspective through which we view ourselves in relation to our circumstances. Deeming life through the lens of other people from time to time and discarding … Continue reading Curtains Down
BY DRISHTI RAKHRA I told four people that I was going to watch ‘Kabuliwala Calling’. All their faces lit up with recognition, followed by the customary – “oh, I remember reading Kabuliwala. I loved it so much.” My mother, who hates every silent minute of reading, said, “Wait, let me show you adaptations of Kabuliwala,” and then began listing different shows for me to watch. … Continue reading Kabuliwala Calling
BY ZAINAB AHMED Memoirs of the pandemic that turned the world into a scene from a dystopian movie After the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, a dystopian scene swept over the entire globe. Suddenly, New York’s Times Square, famous for its bustling crowd was completely empty; the Eiffel Tower had no lovelorn couples rushing to click their pictures and London’s iconic spaces … Continue reading Two years and counting: Covid-19