Why I am afraid to open my mouth

Disclaimer: I owe much of the content in the middle and end to J.K.Rowling; the creator of the Harry Potter series. The actual content: Every time I open my mouth I enter a whole new world A world full of uncertainty A world full of anxiety A world full of fear I hestitate to take…Read more Why I am afraid to open my mouth

The enigma of the Half-Blood Prince: Part 4

This post concludes my blog on Severus Snape. To refresh yourselves, read the first 3 parts: https://ashwinkumar1989net.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/the-enigma-of-the-half-blood-prince-part-1/, https://ashwinkumar1989net.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/the-enigma-of-the-half-blood-prince-part-2/ and https://ashwinkumar1989net.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/the-enigma-of-the-half-blood-prince-part-3/. Something that I had not covered in the earlier parts was Snape's complicated relationship with Dumbledore. To start with, it was Dumbledore who gave Snape a second chance; after he became a Death Eater and then had a…Read more The enigma of the Half-Blood Prince: Part 4

The enigma of the Half-Blood Prince: Part 3

This is the third part of my monologue on Severus Snape, continuing from https://ashwinkumar1989net.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/the-enigma-of-the-half-blood-prince-part-2/, and starting from https://ashwinkumar1989net.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/the-enigma-of-the-half-blood-prince-part-1/. Snape was an expert Potions Master, and excellent in Defence against the Dark Arts as well. However, he was not an ideal teacher. He was very openly biased towards his own house (Slytherin) and generally gave the Gryffindors a…Read more The enigma of the Half-Blood Prince: Part 3

The enigma of the Half-Blood Prince: Part 2

Please read Part 1 here https://ashwinkumar1989net.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/the-enigma-of-the-half-blood-prince-part-1/, to get a better understanding of my monologue about Severus Snape. So, Snape was a thoroughly complicated character; in my opinion the best character in the series - not according to the moral compass, but in the way he was structured and built up right till the grand surprise…Read more The enigma of the Half-Blood Prince: Part 2

The enigma of the Half-Blood Prince: Part 1

Firstly, let us take a moment to celebrate 20 years since the first copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was released in the UK. To call it just a "series of fantasy books" would be a collossal understatement. Joanne Rowling took us to a new world; full of love and hatred, good and…Read more The enigma of the Half-Blood Prince: Part 1

Striving for more peace and less hate

Since the last few years the world has turned around "Nationalism" and "right wing" are buzz words that sound Far and wide; left, right and centre; in and out Such that nobody is left in any doubt Outside the circle of family and friends, there lies a complete chaos Cries for peace are drowned out…Read more Striving for more peace and less hate