VISA RAVINDRAN

Monday, June 18, 2007

language/literature

LITERATURE OR LANGUAGE? Language merits precedence over literature says one school of thought and advocates the teaching of ‘ functional English’ citing the importance of the mother tongue as the first language.A retired professor of English, R.R.Mehrotra, argues in the New Indian Express,[ Sat.July... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

WHEN THE ORDINARY BECOMES EXTRAORDINARY

WHEN THE ORDINARY GROWS EXTRAORDINARY On the 30 th of January 2005 four sisters ----- a nurse,a lecturer,a businesswoman and a teaching assistant in Belfast --- lost their only brother, Robert McCartney, who had just stepped out to the local for a drink. Former shop assistant Bridgeen Hagans, his... Sign in to see full entry.

LIFESTYLES

CONTEMPORARY PARABLES “ The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity” --Seneca the Elder( ‘Suasoriae’ ). “ I hate television.I hate it as much as peanuts.But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” --Orson Welles, 1956. I gorge on peanuts and pay the price for it regularly and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

AN OLIGARCHY OF THE MISLEAD AND THE MISLEADING

AN OLIGARCHY OF THE MISLEAD AND THE MISLEADING I am incensed to read of buses burning because of an unfavourable poll result, bodies burning because choleric political lumpen could take incendiary action to express their anger and yet go scot-free for reasons obvious to every thinking Indian. We... Sign in to see full entry.

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