November 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Against Anthropocentrism



There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;

There is a rapture on the lonely shore;

There is a society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

I love not man the less, but Nature more...

- Lord Byron



In the early 19th century, it did not take long for Byron, otherwise notorious for numerous love affairs, huge debts and scandalous incestuous liaisons, to appreciate an important aspect beyond his love for women.

In the post industrial…

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Added by Samrat Kar on November 20, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Standing in Love - Essence of being Creative

What is love? Shakespeare mused. The great bard was not the first to ask this.



To most of the humanity love is something which “just happens”. People “fall” in love. It is considered something which is out of one’s control. Since ancient times, we have tons and tons of literature revering this casual numbing idea about love. It is considered as a powerful trance, when man loses his power to reason. Neuroscientists say love a neural itch. Evolutionary Biologists call it a powerful…

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Added by Samrat Kar on November 10, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

Being an artist

An artist, whether a poet, a painter, a photographer, a singer, or anyone who is involved in a creative endeavor, shares a very special place in this world. She is involved in an activity (her work of art) which attempts to create something beautiful. In that effort, she tries to bring perfection to the physical world, which otherwise is non-existent. That perfect beauty, that divinity, that Godliness, that perfection which is otherwise invisible to the world of mortals, comes up in its full…

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Added by Samrat Kar on November 6, 2011 at 12:28am — 4 Comments

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