Art has been a fixture for much of human history. It allows people to communicate abstract notions regarding their worldview by highlighting certain facets of reality or by depicting truths in fantastical forms. The structure for this subtext, however, lies in the narrative a creator chooses. This narrative can be … Continue Reading
Far too often, people tend to judge art based on their perception of the artist at an individual level. For some artists, their past—the sorrows, struggles, and failures they’ve endured—adds a certain depth to the emotions they try to convey. For others with less than glorious track records, their past … Continue Reading
Fashion has always been at the forefront of adapting to the changing world. When Billy Porter stepped out on the 2019 Academy Awards red carpet wearing a glittering and sumptuous gown by Christian Siriano, the look was quickly stamped into the best-dressed hall of fame. Social media could barely contain … Continue Reading
What makes a man, a real man? Any male person can call themselves a “man” if they choose to do so, but what makes other people— other men, that is— believe in that claim? It has to be their stoic nature in the face of significant loss. A straight face … Continue Reading
From sailor’s shanties to YouTube parodies of popular songs, music has become a whole niche of media and creativity that takes root in an extraordinary period of crisis. There is not much to say about the current crisis we are going through, which has not already been spoken about. However, … Continue Reading
The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Kabir Singh, 365 Days—what do all of these shows and movies have in common?
No, it is not the inability of male leads in these to keep their shirts on. Neither is it the poorly written, seemingly empty, out-of-depth female characters that serve but a … Continue Reading
In the midst of countries locking down and people growing more distant owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, Michael Tisserand tweeted, “we are all edward hopper paintings now”. The comparison seemed uncannily apparent with Hopper’s paintings depicting voyeuristic canvases—that imbue a sense of loneliness and alienation. It can be argued, that … Continue Reading
Students of Manipal, across all colleges and across all years, surprisingly have a lot of hurdles in common.
Whether it is the rush to check your internals after a bad paper, or the dissatisfaction with the food, moments like this prove that we are all different threads of the same … Continue Reading
People’s perception of mental illnesses has proved to be a wide-ranging spectrum. While some people claim that mental illnesses do not exist, others possess the knowledge about them. However, today, more people are accepting of mental illnesses. While in earlier times, the presence of mental health problems would be greeted … Continue Reading