Let's be honest: how many of us people living in Dubai actually buy overpriced CDs from Virgin Megastore? Frankly, it's difficult. Dubai itself is a very expensive city but actually buying media is well beyond what anyone can afford. Dhs320 for a newly released CD? You might as well go attend the concert in that … Continue reading Piracy and the apple store
Month: February 2012
“And the Oscar goes to…”
I could not be happier with the Oscars this time around, for various reasons that will be highlighted in this particular post, but let me start by mentioning the movies I have actually seen:The Iron LadyThe ArtistHugo...and that's really it. Well, I have seen a lot more movies, but those are the ones that immediately … Continue reading “And the Oscar goes to…”
There's something about your hometown that'll always hold your heart. It doesn't matter what your relationship with the damned place is - it always holds a piece of you in itself, a piece that you can never get back, for better or for worse. Lahore doesn't just have a piece of me. It has my … Continue reading Hometown Glory
Invincible, only for a moment
Sometimes you feel like nothing can stop you; as if you're riding a cloud, your heart pounding with exhilliration, with excitement, with sheer, unadulterated happiness. You're proud of every step you take. Everything you do is a reminder of what you can accomplish, how lucky you are, how blessed your existence is. Life is good. … Continue reading Invincible, only for a moment
...and how it is the most disgusting concept in the relationship world. For those of you lucky individuals that are not aware of this particular phenomenon, Friendzoning is when a girl tells a guy that she is not interesting with pursuing a relationship with this guy (whom we will henceforth refer to as Nice Guy™) … Continue reading On friendzoning…
Deviation and social norms? Bah.
Us humans can be very judgemental people, especially when it comes to people that surround us; our friends, our families, our society, our age group, heck, even strangers. If they don't comform to your idea of what's normal and acceptable, then it's totally alright to find people who agree with you and gossip about these … Continue reading Deviation and social norms? Bah.
What do you do?
In all honesty, I've had a pretty good life. I've had a few traumas that I would rather not talk about but then, everyone does. I feel like I'm in a position of privilege when I talk about my optimism and my hope; but really, it's a disposition you acquire as you grow older. Sometimes. … Continue reading What do you do?
How does the author create a mood of terror and impending doom in the opening paragraph of The Fall of the House of Usher?
Macabre takes a whole new meaning in the writing of Edgar Allan Poe, the nineteenth century Bostonian author who pioneered the genres of detective fiction, gothic horror, and even the emerging sphere of science fiction. His own life seems to take on a mask of morbid mystery; much of his writing is said to be … Continue reading How does the author create a mood of terror and impending doom in the opening paragraph of The Fall of the House of Usher?
Not all things are meant to be forgiven and forgotten
Do we honestly find it so easy, as a society, to forgive people like Chris Brown simply because he's a celebrity? Or is there something deeper, a misogynistic tendency embedded deep within a society that has grown to deem it acceptable? Let me answer that: it's both. We live in the kind of mass culture … Continue reading Not all things are meant to be forgiven and forgotten
Genie, a feral child
A feral child is a child who has been raised without the socialization obtained in the “civilized” world; as such, the child does not know the concept of language, human care, or social behavior and other things attributed to children raised in a human society/household. This thus not necessarily mean that all children are raised … Continue reading Genie, a feral child