A Monster in Paris

I came out a few months ago as a fully grown man who studies important things at an important institution but who loves cartoons nonetheless – and so, I am delighted to report with much pride that ‘A Monster in Paris’ is definitely one of the best Paris-themed film to watch. It touches on quite…

The Day I Saw Anna Netrebko in concert + an upcoming performance

It was a huge day when I got to see Anna Netrebko in concert, thanks to the gift of an excellent view seat ticket from my partner. The performance of a Russian repertoire was nothing short of mesmerizing – the audience was so impressed they applauded for three encores from Madame Netrebko. The other exciting…

A Hermit Grad Student’s Perspective on the Election Outcome

After being swamped under mountains of work, I am only beginning to emerge from the cloistered life of a grad student. I have the awkwarndess of a hermit being thrust back into the social world, walking quickly down busy streets, avoiding eye contact with people and walking with a head slightly tilted sideways. I stop…

Paris in the month of May

One of the themes that recur in music about Paris is its versatility and adept capacity to transform itself in response to changing weather patterns. The beauty of Paris in each of the four seasons is communicated in some of the most compelling voices of times past – be it Ella Fitzgerald’s singing ‘I love…