Kids these days

By Shakti Pherwani “I don’t care,” proclaims a sophisticated, yet shrill voice – as the four of us settle into comfortable coffeeshop armchairs, “I’ve told Sagar he has only three months left to work on his applications – Oxford, Harvard aur MIT toh definitely – and as backup, two other colleges of his choice – […]

The Downright Fiction Blog

Downright Fiction is a platform for independent thinkers, dreamers, inventors, and believers of personal style and spirit. It’s that medium where you get away with being yourself, on your own terms. The concept originated with the thought of being able to publish any fiction, idea or belief, thought, or story (be it through fiction, a […]

Capitalism in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged : An Essay

“Intelligence? It is such a rare, precarious spark that flashes for a moment somewhere among men and vanishes. One cannot tell its nature, its future…or its death (181)” Dragging an economy through utmost vulgarity, Atlas Shrugged presents a so-called ‘moral’ Capitalist system left with no supply, and all demand – the result of a ban […]

The Big Sleep : All Dark Business

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Charles Waldron Director / Producer: Howard Hawks Adapted Screenplay: William Faulkner & Leigh Brackett & Jules Furthman Cinematography: Sid Hickox Music: Max Steiner U.S. Distributor: Warner Brothers *Possible Spoilers Ahead* Based on the 1939 novel by Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep shines as a detective-story drama […]

The Walk

I walk. They walk. We all walk. And it’s all we do. We just walk. Every single day: to classes, to work, to libraries, to stores, to labs, uphill, downhill, morning, evening, day and night, home. Walk. I’m walking through the same parking lot today and it already means something different. It’s not like it […]

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