Afterthoughts on a 1997 movie, Aastha

Mansi( played by Rekha) is a woman next door, a homemaker, she loves her husband Amar( played by Om Puri) and their daughter dearly. Amar is a college professor. They have enough for all their needs and wants and live in an antique apartment which is given to Amar by his friend and they haveContinue reading “Afterthoughts on a 1997 movie, Aastha”

Aparigraha – ancient Indian minimalism

It is not daily increase, but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessentials – Bruce Lee. In a world of consumerism, some might find it rather absurd to live with the bare minimum, or to put it in better words, to live with only the things you need. We slog our asses off to earnContinue reading “Aparigraha – ancient Indian minimalism”

Is digital dictatorship the near future?

Increasingly, more and more people are spending time on the internet. It also happens to be the bread and butter for a higher number of people than it ever was. There are so many companies that pay just to have seconds of your attention. You may think it is not a big deal, but theContinue reading “Is digital dictatorship the near future?”

On not having enough time

Alert: My post is going to be very different from this photo. So why did I put up this picture? – because I love the contradictions that life has. My posts are mostly about how we are slaves to consumerism and capitalism and how we are in cages and being dumbed down by the systemContinue reading “On not having enough time”

In the pursuit of being a minimalist

In a world of consumerism, some might find it rather absurd to live with the bare minimum, or to put it in better words, to live with only the things you need. We slog our asses off to earn money, to end up buying things we do not need just because we fancy the attentionContinue reading “In the pursuit of being a minimalist”