Archive for August, 2014

Mahabalipuram- The Splendor by the Sea

Mahabalipuram- The Splendor by the Sea

But it’s perhaps a reflection of our apathy towards our cultural heritage that herds of goats are allowed to walk all over these stories in stone. They shockingly trapeze all over these bas-relief sculptures, trampling all over Arjuna and over the limbs of scores of devas to perch a while on the elephants to urinate and eject their pellet like excrement. Astonishingly their presence hardly registers any concern.


Are you Depressed? Seek Psychiatric Help at Your own Risk

Are you Depressed? Seek Psychiatric Help at Your own Risk

Unfortunately, it takes many years and sometimes decades to realize that Psychiatry is but a sophisticated form of quackery. That it’s nothing but the latter-day Inquisition where behavior, which is somewhat, out of the ordinary, is demonized. The disorders are decided not on the basis of scientific analysis but on what’s unacceptable in society.

Thankfully, important psychiatrists, like Thomas Szasaz, who wrote ‘ The Myth of Mental Illness’ and “The Manufacture of Madness”, have come out strongly to call psychiatry’s bluff.


10 Photography Myths that the Monkey Busted

10 Photography Myths that the Monkey Busted

With the highly advanced cameras available in the market today, the question, that can anyone and his monkey take a good photo, has been suitably answered. Here are some other myths around photography that photographers still like to float around


Are There Emotional No-go Areas for Artists?

Are There Emotional No-go Areas for Artists?

What was shocking was that the vitriol and cry for rioting came not from political goons as is so often the case in India over art, but largely from the creative community itself. They drummed up such an uproar on the social media that the photographer, Raj Shetye, cowering under pressure, quietly removed the photos.