Category: Literature

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Sisyphus, the myth and the absurdity of life

Mythical stories and fables that are weaved from the fabric of life have enchanted humans since the dawn of civilization. For a myth to endure a time-spanning across generations and people identifying with them for its symbolic belief signifies its credibility. Sisyphus myth is one among many that have been reviewed widely in association to work, attitude and in the realm of existentialism. A one-line description of Sisyphus myth can be a man’s perseverance in a senseless repetition of a futile pursuit.   A commoner might remember Sisyphus’ experience as a person who is toiling in vain. Sisyphus, the mythological character ...

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Of parents, kids and a borrowed tale

The boundless affection and the intense protectiveness of parents towards their offspring is a distinctly human characteristic. Clearly, varying degrees of this parental instinct is also found in other members of mammalian species as well. The cornerstone Parents, with their absolute love and devotion, act as the bedrock of support for moulding their children into a secure and confident adult. Barring a few unfortunate circumstances where the kids are unloved or abandoned and left to fend for themselves. All that matters There are enough anecdotes from the literature, mythology and real-life accounts, of parents, who were willing to give up...

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Worth one’s salt and explore few salty phrases

Salt, as everyone knows, is one of the essential component of our everyday life. From the normal functioning of the human body to its integral role as a flavouring as well as a preservative of food, its uses are many. An unsung hero To be precise, currently, there are about 14,000 documented uses for salt, a startling figure for such a humble commodity. Maybe for the same reasons, salt has found a place for itself in the English language usage as well, reflecting its significance in society. Salty phrases The expression to be worth one’s salt and other few salt-related...

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A bouquet of Aphorisms

An aphorism is not just a string of words, but purest distillation of mind and insights contemplating itself. A strong aphorism seduces,surprises and sinks in like a quickly digested morsel. Popularity Literary history of aphorisms are as old as humanity. Many literary laureates have tried their part in creating such short aphorisms, that are the bedrock of insights. Ancient folks, who had the luxury of time, were less educated. So they benefited from the brief portrayals, that could be easily assimilated. Short and condensed philosophy of insights is more suited for the modern men, who though educated are time-crunched for...