The Muse

The sheer variety of symbols and artefacts in use across the ages and geographies does not necessarily point to a multitude of assumptions and values from which they spring. The study of mythology and folklore then, is a reverse approach to anthropology. This blog is dedicated to my favourite symbols, tales and artefacts - both ancient and contemporary.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Humanity


This is a picture of my study, the room I spent most of my waking time in. Not that I actually study though.

6 comments:

Bunty said...

Lenin...ummm...interesting!

Bunty said...

so capitalism's shit, eh?

Ishita said...

Lenin stands for much more than communism. He stands for radical Industrial Relations, and Atheism as well. Could you guess why I titled this pic Humanity?

Bunty said...

well i dunno...y?

btw atheism doesn't go well with the pooja ka saaman on the slab...

Bunty said...

btw u've captured the humanity there...the two opposite ends of the spectrum...lenin (atheism) and vivekanada (hinduism)!

Ishita said...

This IS my pooja room. The point of this picture is to show what I hold to be the true differentiator of humans from every other creature: The power to hold and appreciate two opposing thoughts simultaneously in your head without feeling the need to attach/detach to either of them.