• Comics,  Poetry

    A Million Light Years Away

    The Poem Without Graphics A Million Light Years Away Floating with time in spaces far, dark, and wide Sputnik voyages further and further Fear of the unknown A will to live A will to fly Ready to break the tie Almost This poem is a  homage to one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami. “Sometimes I feel so—I don’t know—lonely. The kind of helpless feeling when everything you’re used to has been ripped away. Like there’s no more gravity, and I’m left to drift in outer space.” – SPUTNIK SWEETHEART, Haruki Murakami A context for the Poem This weekend, we would want you to Write A Poem Using These Words – Fear, Ready,…

  • Movies

    Commendable Absurdist Independent Cinema from Orissa

    Khyanikaa is all about moments, like snippets from a dream. It is set in coastal Orissa. The characters: Two men, a poet and an idler, in quest of the ever illusive idea. While fate acts judge and jury over their claims.  Glimpses of a skeptical society. Newspaper stories come alive and question the reader, quite literally. Boats become alternate realities and the postman a dream navigator. The setting: There are several scenes framed through a doorway or broken window … maybe to question ownership and reality itself. A man whiles his time away reading newspapers, immune to the rants of his irate wife. A poet consoles himself with alcohol and…