It's been a while, since I last posted something. This has many reasons - having a job, moving, summertime and holiday-time, but I am still working on new articles to come, about a film, a festival and (hopefully) new books.
When on Facebook, you find the most interesting things. I found this picture, shared by a friend from a writer's page and thought it, as he did, to be a solid exercise for my writing skills. Thus, I went for it. I hoped that many of my friends would comment and that I could let my creativity run free for a bit.
The expectations I had when I sat down in front of the big screen were not fulfilled because the film was different. I had expected a somewhat traditional romance within the story that envelopes different strands of storytelling.
In short (for those who are afraid of spoilers), it was:
- frightening and upsetting
- historically accurate (compared with what I know through my studies in Indology and British Studies)
- surprisingly honest
For those who are not
So... This is my first entry. Partly to overcome the fear of actually posting something, and partly to check the features of this blog. The intricacies of this website still elude me a little and it takes some time to acquaint myself with it. How to create links, how to find the right design and how to organise this website in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. Sadly it's not as easy as it sounds, but hey - "had I but world enough and time" (Andrew Marvell)...
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