2021 is the year to step away from the screen and burrow down with a few good books as we prepare for a slow start to the new year. Continue reading Two Books that Changed my Mind in 2020
Trust is the foundation of all human connections. From brief encounters to intimate relationships, it governs almost every interaction we have with each other. I trust my housemates not to go into my room without asking, I trust the bank to keep my money safe and I trust the pilot of my plane to fly safely to the destination. Rachel Botsman describes trust as “a confident … Continue reading Why Technology Changes Who We Trust
(Image: Patrick Record) From the Trans Rights Movement to the rise of the ‘White Right’, identity has become a powerful force in modern politics. The shift away from broad based party politics to a more tribal system divided along lines of race, gender and sexual orientation is generally described as the rise of Identity Politics. Peter Franklin has also labeled the phenomenon as “Cultural Marxism” – a … Continue reading Identity Politics: Commonality or Common Enemy?
We live in strange times. A generation of selfies and self harm. We create edited online personas of people seemingly living perfect lives. Yet behind the screens insecurity, vanity and depression are the defining characteristics of our culture. People absorb culture like sponges. Every time we open our phones we internalize the competitive game of likes, retweets and follows as we strive to reach the … Continue reading Selfie: How We Became So Self Obsessed
Our entire lives are governed by stories. From the idea that certain pieces of paper are worth “$20” to the belief that to live a good life one must follow their passions, the stories we believe shape the course of our lives. Humans have harnessed this power to co-operate in large numbers and create ordered communities governed by a common set of beliefs and inter-subjective … Continue reading Why Storytellers are the Most Powerful People on Earth
A beautiful short on the internal struggle of every creative. Thinking you’re not good enough is something nearly every writer experiences. From thinking ‘what’s the point’ to ‘I’m just not talented enough’ , overcoming our internal doubts is often half the creative process. Filmmaker and founder of DSLR Guide Simon Cade has unveiled a brilliant short video on overcoming our artistic insecurities and being resilient writers. Shot with … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Be A Blogger
Author: Melina Zacharia An attempt to link together two quotes of two very different writers: Jack Kerouac in a Letter to John Clellon Holmes saying, “All of life is a foreign country” and Lewis Carroll in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland saying, “We are all mad here” There are approximately 7,5 billion people in this place we call Earth and not even one of us … Continue reading We’re All Foreigners and We’re All Mad.
Author: Anand Bose Homi Baba is one of the foremost thinkers of Post Colonial Criticism and belongs to the school of thought known as Post Structuralism. Homi Baba has made intrusions into the philosophy of language where texts become constructs for post colonial criticism. For Baba Colonialism has not been a straight forward clique between the oppressed and the oppressors but an evolving semantic machine marked … Continue reading Homi Baba: Why We are Still Afflicted by Colonialism Everyday
In this riveting video Robert Sapolsky examines moral failure or people’s inability to resist temptation from a neurological perspective. Is being “good” a question of training our impulses to do the right thing? Using reason to navigate our way through life’s temptations and arriving at a morally good answer? Maybe. However this video points to research that suggests rather than trusting reason of “oh I … Continue reading What Makes You A “Good” Person?
Have some ideas you’d like to get off your chest? Want to expand your online presence and engage with other bloggers on a topic? I would love to feature some great op-eds if people are interested. We’ve already featured some amazing contributing writers from Kenya to Pakistan, Greece to Spain and are looking to add to the global team. If interested you can contact us … Continue reading CALL FOR WRITERS