Book and Film, Emotions

The innocence at Wildfell

Unapologetically I proclaim the vain nature of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Classic and heavily admired as they are, filled with doom amid romance, they are totally overshadowed by the practicality, blunt nature and straightforward merit of Anne Bronte's magnum opus "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall". The moment I watched it, I watched it again,… Continue reading The innocence at Wildfell

Lifestyle

 But first wait long

We all need something in life. We are all in want and in need of something desperately. It could be big or small, valuable or cheap. It could be the most important need of your life or a simple want. It could be as simple as growing nails, growing long hair, loosing weight to be… Continue reading  But first wait long

Lifestyle

From Me, To Me.

Why is it that we always buy flowers for others? For the sick whilst visiting a hospital, for a loved one, for parents, for your wife, girlfriend, for an occasion, for a wedding, or a funeral. Why always for the other? While there is nothing wrong with giving people flowers and it must be done.… Continue reading From Me, To Me.

Book and Film, Lifestyle

Lahore, the Lorax & the Lockdown

On November 22, 2019 I was already wearing a face mask, so my brother, and so was my mom. We weren't struck by Covid-19 yet. The issue was we couldn't breathe due to the smog. The air pollution was so extreme that we were breathing burning smoke with a sooty odor. Schools were being scheduled… Continue reading Lahore, the Lorax & the Lockdown

Book and Film

Cinderella’s domestic abuse and torment

Her despair, anguish, & suffering doesn't taint her kind heart. Cinderella's story is impactful beyond explanation. It was never about the prince to begin with. It was a story of survival of pushing through. Interestingly in Wikipedia it is defined similarly : "Cinderella", or "The Little Glass Slipper", is a folk tale embodying an element of unjust… Continue reading Cinderella’s domestic abuse and torment

Book and Film, Lifestyle

Beginner art for healing

I don't paint. I don't know how to paint at all. I've never held a brush or drawn anything. By chance I saw here on WordPress the doodlewash.com community all dedicated to watercolor, and I decided why not I try something myself. I took inspiration from a beautifully illustrated book "Treasury of flower designs" by… Continue reading Beginner art for healing

Lifestyle

Flowers with magic powers

Atropa belladonna, commonly referred to as Belladonna, is the deadly nightshade, a highly poisonous plant. Alice sitting on the grass on a hot dull summers day hums to herself ...All the flowersWould have very extra-special powersThey would sit and talk to me for hoursWhen I'm lonely in a world of my ownIn a World of… Continue reading Flowers with magic powers

Lifestyle, Travel

Where “art” thou?

Despite being a non-art person there I was infront of the museum of art in Philadelphia. I know nothing about American history. None. I'm a bit illiterate in this regard. It's a bit understandable given that the Oxford history of India is so large and detailed I could never get the names or dates right.… Continue reading Where “art” thou?