Sharmila Mukherjee Sharmila

I am a mom, an educator, a commenter, a reader. I am someone whose thoughts aren’t fired by the Kindle, but by the pages of a paper book, which are, to me, the magical door of the “wardrobe” in “The Chronicles of Narnia,” a gateway to the past, present, and future.

Fairy Tales Made New On The Silver Screen

In the last three years Hollywood has re-told the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and now, Snow White, in ways that bear no resemblance to the Disney versions of the same. For decades Disney had...

Commentary, Culture, Film

Critics Or Tweeps? Who’s Stronger?

In a recent essay in The New York Times, Anne Trubek writes about contemporary writers tweeting as a way of “socializing” with their readers.

Culture, Digital

Is Collaboration Overrated?

Groupthink was then known as herd mentality, best embodied by Eugene Ionesco's play, “Rhinoceros,” the story of a man who resists becoming one of the many lackeys of state power.

Culture, Digital

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