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5 Things I Consumed Last Week - Archive (Issue - 06)

A weekly outpour of 5 of the things I consume every week and for weeks like this where I don't consume much stuff submitting to work and study, presenting you the archive of things I loved the most.

Hola curious fellas! In this information era what we digest is what we reflect. Here's a flux of information you might find interesting.

1. Seek Silence by The Green Renaissance (You Tube Video)

I have been following this channel for a long time now and their films are exquisite and aesthetic at the same time. Sometimes it’s capturing a conversation with someone who appreciates the true beauty in the world. Other times it’s meeting interesting people who are inspired by nature. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. This film with soothe your soul and inspire you to take a break, go out in the nature and breathe.

2. Eat, Pray, Love by Cheryl Strayed (Movie + Podcast)

I got acquainted with Cheryl while listening to her podcast with Tim Ferriss (while running for 1 hr, NGL it was quite a day). Cheryl Strayed’s words are tinged with such warmth, generosity, compassion and wisdom that whenever I read/listen to it, I’m moved to tears. I watched this movie while I was travelling and it was genuinely a feel good movie, a portrayal of self-discovery, a mystic travelogue, and it mercifully reverses the life chronology of many people, which is Love Pray Eat.

3. Esther Perel on Modern Relationships (Animated Video+ Lexicon + TED Talk)

Learning new lexicons for things we already know but can’t phrase is always fun right?!

What about learning new lexicons for relationships?

I am a big fan of Esther Perel’s work. Esther Perel is a therapist who has changed the discourse about sexuality and relationships. She lucidly explores the essential elements of love as a practice, the delicate relationship between play and risk, the cyclical nature of passion and the osmosis of desire and self-worth. Complement it with her kindred TED Talk on Infidelity.

4. When They See Us on Netlfix (Documentary Mini-Series)

It is a four-episode dramatized Netflix series, directed and co-written by Ava DuVernay, about the Central Park Five. What happens when/if white America decides you are guilty of a horrific crime, partially to confirm its own horrific prejudices about people who look like you?

And what if every institution that is supposed to protect you — police, lawyers, the media, even your parents and family — all turn their backs on you?

When They See Us enshrines upon the inequities that persist in terms of law enforcement’s treatment of people of color. A human story teased from history, it is personal and political, inextricably and in equal measure.

It surprises me how parenting is taken as a self-learned skill and devoid of enough humdrum around good parenting. This essay reminds us on how essential it is to love and to express love. The conditioning of children as adolescents shapes their personality and no matter how much we adhere to the idea that our past doesn’t affect our current lives, it brushes us time and again in forms we don’t even realize. Complement it with Kahlil Gibran’s prose ‘On Children’ and you are all set to overthink about parenting.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section :)

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Krishan Taneja
Krishan Taneja
Sep 04, 2021

Just finished 'When they see us'. Heartbreaking.

Looking forward to more such great recommendations.

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