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Enthralling endeavours

Blogging You knew I would choose blogging as my most enthralling endeavour,didn’t you? Blogging is something that can keep me occupied for hours on end. Since childhood, I have loved to read and write. Blogging is an activity that includes both. I love the fact that it is so interactive. You can get feedback on whatever you publish. After reading posts you can leave your … Continue reading Enthralling endeavours

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Gothic in Greenland

“Gothic” is something that I associate with the colour black and with all things dark and gloomy. Greenland is a place where all is snow and sparkling white. To my mind then, Gothic and Greenland are poles apart, as different as chalk from cheese. “Gothic” could also signify Gothic Romances such as “The Mysteries of Udolpho” by Ann Radcliffe. Jane Austen refers to this novel … Continue reading Gothic in Greenland

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Sprouts and Sprites

Today’s topic, “Sprouts and sprites” reminds me of something called alliteration that I learned in school. alliteration /əlɪtəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ Learn to pronounce noun the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. “the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’” It is something in the nature of  ” Round the rugged rock the rascal ran” or “Round the rock the … Continue reading Sprouts and Sprites

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Pillars of the Past

The past is an edifice that rests on certain pillars. Chief of these is Nostalgia. Nostalgia lends to the past more glory than it sometimes deserves. We remember some events of childhood with fondness that paints memories with colours that are brighter than reality. You yearn for your schooldays while forgetting the bully who used to make recess miserable for you. Many wives are irritated … Continue reading Pillars of the Past