Ever since I got introduced to Studio Ghibli, my perspective about storytelling and cinema in general evolved. I’d spent most of my time in college watching those films and recommending them to my peers. Ghibli is a Japanese animation production house, which is popularly known for its films with mellow yet evoking themes.
One of the most hard-hitting Ghibli films for me has been Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies (1988). This film, in my opinion, is the best in Takahata’s career. Takahata, one of the co-founders of Studio Ghibli and a film-maker left Grave of the Fireflies as his legacy to the world. Continue reading “Takahata’s Legacy”→
/Ee-lawn-sum/ Meaning: The feeling of being highly impressed by Elon Musk and his contribution to the world.
I have been reading quite a lot about the Space-X and Tesla founder, Elon Musk off late. Unlike most people-entrepreneurs-innovators, Musk’s work and his style of making things work has just left me in awe. Perhaps, I’m not even the right person to comment on his contribution to humanity in technical details. However, I began to wonder and slowly obsess over his ability and willingness to contribute towards the betterment of this world. Continue reading “Elonsome: An Essential Musk Essay”→
At that moment, he knew that he wasn’t going to survive. He was drowning in the ocean, he had sunk too far and low under the water. The only thing that his eyes were able to see was the dying light of the Sun, through the opaque layer of salt water. In the meanwhile, the coral landmine erupted with water-volcanoes, blinding his vision once and for all.
I re-explored the pop-cult heroes in my late teens. I may have grown up watching Batman cartoons and became a core fan of Darth Vader later in my life, but every time I watched a Batman film or read a Star Wars theory or Behind the scenes, the insights about the efforts put in characters’ development increased my amount of interest in those tales and characters even more.
However, on exploring the background more and more, I figured a common thread between the two- about what went into developing a character and who grabbed all the attention from it. Perhaps there would be more of such tales about how the deserving person couldn’t have the credit for all the time and efforts they invested in, but I only know of these two so far: