An analysis of some of the best ad campaigns where creativity and storytelling are taken to new heights.
Some courses require us to write a "reflection sheet" after each lecture. And what better way to make it bearable than blogging about it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GorqroigqM The documentary Story of Stuff, shown to us during the first lecture of Socio-cultural Environment of Business, describes the negative effects and unsustainability of the modern culture of consumerism. It drew … Continue reading The story of stuff
I prefer to spend my holidays alone in my room. This has its drawbacks, but it also allows me to make some time for books, movies, etc. Losing oneself in others’ imaginations is quite enriching in my opinion. I decided to try out Life is Strange during this short term break, a game about time … Continue reading Life is strange… and beautiful
This is just a list off the top of my head. I might've missed out some of my favorites. Put on your best earphones if you plan to listen. • The Spirit Tree, Ori and the Blind Forest • Kids will be Skeletons, Life is Strange • The Dragonborn Comes, Skyrim • Quinn and Valor, League … Continue reading Beautiful soundtracks #4 – PC Games
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading 2015 in review
The Paperwhite is absolutely beautiful in the dark. The brightness can be turned down to a diffused glow, providing just enough light to read while not hurting the eyes with unnecessary glare. I've never had a more soothing reading experience. This gives it a huge edge over traditional paperbacks, especially for bedtime readers who know the pang … Continue reading On the Kindle Paperwhite
Music ain't dead yet.
Animated works have a magical potential to let our imaginations unfurl in far greater ways than live-action. This was proven with irrefutable force when, in 2013, two of the founders of Studio Ghibli took their final bows with two films that were extraordinary even by Ghibli's standards. The Wind Rises follows the tale of Jiro Horikoshi, who … Continue reading A farewell to legends
Review of The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was a little skeptical about starting this book. The concept seemed nice enough - Mahabharata from Draupadi's perspective - but I didn't want to read a deviation without knowing the … Continue reading The Palace of Illusions
I love Richard Dawkins quotes! “There is an anaesthetic of familiarity, a sedative of ordinariness which dulls the senses and hides the wonder of existence. For those of us not gifted in poetry, it is at least worth while from time to time making an effort to shake off the anaesthetic. What is the best … Continue reading Richard Dawkins quotes
Chiaki has been my role model in more ways than one for quite a long time now. Here's his chilling performance of the first movement from Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto 2. https://vimeo.com/124397123 When I watched Nodame Cantabile for the first time, I found it a bit odd that so much focus was being given on the performances … Continue reading Chiaki playing Rachmaninoff – one of the best TV moments ever!
This particular post is dedicated to Studio Ghibli music only. Each of their films is accompanied by a great score. I've handpicked few tracks which often send me spiraling into the world of wonder and magic. • Legend of Ashitaka, Princess Mononoke • Requiem, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind • One Summer's Day, Spirited Away • Carrying You, … Continue reading Beautiful soundtracks #3 – Ghibli