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An Abstract Hunt for the Meaning of life – The Top Layer Philosophy of “The Banshees of Inisherin”

In the film “The Banshees of Inisherin” where two friends standing at two different spots but equidistant from a specific center are re-evaluating the essence of ‘friendship’ via the lens of their individualities that are shaped by external factors. In the lovely cinematic universe of Inisherin (a remote island off the coast of Ireland), Padraic, played by Collin Ferrel and Colm played Brendan Gleeson, are friends on this secluded island against the backdrop of the Irish civil war. We know that war changes life and traps people in the vicious circle of mortality; however, being many miles away from the center of war, the island is not particularly affected, at least not with the visuals of torn human bodies and sabotaged property. But one fine day, Colm decides to take charge of his life and wants to leave a legacy for generations to remember him. Padraic on the other hand lives his life from one moment to the other and believes in the power of kindness.

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The Story of Love

Love is so profound in its existence, it goes beyond the general definition of ‘relationships’. Do you really believe that love is selfless and unconditional? Our attitude towards love is deeply special and is shaped by personal experiences – burnt pieces of heart affect more than the sober ones. Socrates, the Greek philosopher was inspired …

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Ayn Rand & Me

We first met when my friend handed me the iconic book ‘The Fountainhead’. I wasn’t a literature person then; this friend was my only medium to peep into what I now call ‘Anatomy of thoughts’. Friends are people through whom you get a glimpse of the abandoned aspects of life. They introduce you to the …

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