Beauty will save the world: A Meditation

In a recent video on my channel, I was joined by a good friend of mine Warren Zhu to discuss our favourite quotes. During this discussion, I brought up a quote which I keep very close to my heart, “beauty will save the world” from Dostoevsky’s masterpiece, The Idiot. While there are a plethora ofContinue reading “Beauty will save the world: A Meditation”

Demons | An Introduction

Introduction: Today, we are going to be giving an introduction to Dostoevsky’s masterpiece Demons or the Possessed. In order to do so, we will approach the issue from three perspectives, the context of the novel, the key themes and the key characters. I discuss these issues deeply in my respective YouTube video so you canContinue reading “Demons | An Introduction”

The Nature of Sin and Addiction

Introduction: Welcome to another upload to the blog. Today’s discussion is on the nature of sin and addiction. If you have been following my YouTube channel which can be found (here) you would have already seen the corresponding video, however, I try to make the content here as well so that you can read aboutContinue reading “The Nature of Sin and Addiction”

Why You Should Read the Gambler

What is the Gambler?The Gambler is one of Dostoevsky’s shorter novels about the nature of the Gambler and addiction. Here he discusses morality, psychology, and the struggle that one with an addiction may face. How does it tie in with Dostoevsky’s life? Dostoevsky was a gambler and hence bases this book on his own experienceContinue reading “Why You Should Read the Gambler”