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A Gallery of Thoughts on Arts, Culture and Orthodox Christian Spirituality

  • Jordan or LeBron?

    With the legacy of LeBron James growing after every NBA season, the debate whether he has surpassed Michael Jordan as the best basketball player ever is also heating up. Of course, it is extremely difficult to compare two players from different eras in a team sport, but it is certainly fun. When...
  • Pistol Pete, the Greatest Shooter in the Game of Basketball

    January 5th of this year marked the 30th anniversary of the untimely death of one of the greatest basketball players of all time, "Pistol" Pete Maravich (1947-1988). He was often called "the best ball-handler of all time." Maravich was only 40 at the time of his passing. Pete Maravich was born in...
  • Where Will Zion Go?

    Zion Williamson, a high school basketball phenom, is thinking. He is pondering. Zion and his family, especially his stepdad, who is his main advisor, are weighing options. They know the mood of thousands of fans across the US depend on their decision. A total of 22 universities from the country h...
  • Minnesota Timberwolves, the New Contender in the House

    The result of more than a few blockbuster trades in the NBA this summer is several super teams in the league. If we don't count the Golden State Warriors, who had already become a super team with the addition of Kevin Durant last year, we now have at least three more teams with at least two super st...
  • Novak Djokovic: Hostility and Defiance

    Two days ago, the former number one tennis player Novak Djokovic announced he will sit out the rest of the season. The announcement comes after an apparent 18-month struggle with a lingering elbow injury. The arrival of his second child this coming September and a burnout from playing on top level f...
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Invisible Wings (India, 2018)
Invisible Wings is a Malayalam short documentary film about a tea-selling globe trotter. Malayalam is one of the languages spoken at the southern tip of Indian peninsula. The documentary won the Best Short Film at Filmfare Awards this year. Deservedly. With little money but a heart full of d...
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