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A Story – ‘The Mistaken Identity’

May 31, 2007


Though a  poet at  heart, I tried my hand at story-writing. The story entitled ‘The Mistaken Identity’ submitted at Sulekha for India Smiles contest is still available for reading at the following link(simply click on it): THE MISTAKEN IDENTITY Do leave a comment to tell me how you liked it. Advertisements

King Lear – Part II

May 30, 2007


Many critics have argued that Lear was at fault when he asked his daughters the extent to which they loved him. He had already divided his kingdom giving the largest share to his favourite youngest daughter, Cordelia. He only wanted humour himself and see his daughters shower love on him. Critics even blame his old […]

King Lear

May 29, 2007


The character of King Lear created by William Shakespeare in the play ‘King Lear’ is one of my most favourite characters in English literature. In the play he grows from being a King to being a man. This growth is the lesson he has been taught by life, but in a harder way. He has […]

‘King Richard II'( by William Shakespeare) on time

May 27, 2007


“I wasted time and now dothtime waste me.” We all have heard the proverb ‘Time and tide wait for none.’ It is as true today as ever. Making the most of time implies being punctual in the first place. After all, we are answerable to those waiting for us.The fundamental principle of any developed economy […]

Life and Literature

May 23, 2007


“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then is heard no more: it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.” William Shakespeare (Macbeth, Act V, Scene 5) The interpretation of life is one such issue that encompasses in its fold such […]

Hamlet – "Had I but time…."

May 21, 2007


“Had I but time, -as this fell sergeant, death,Is strict in his arrest, – O! I could tell you –But let it be..” The Shakespearean tragedy carves out the poignant and dramatic transformation of the character involved, the so-called protagonist. Hamlet had understood the truth of life but ‘he didn’t have time’ to proclaim it […]

Rabindra Nath Tagore

May 20, 2007


We have all read Rabindra Nath Tagore at least once. He was a writer par excellence, a lierary seer, and a very important milestone of English literature. His most memorable work was ‘Gitanjali’. We all know he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. He was knighted in 1915. But did you know […]