“The Sound of Silence”, a hit by Simon & Garfunkel in the 60s conveys a strong message about the dangers of ignorance which still feels inconvenient today. The well-known song’s lyrics go very well with the days we’re going through, in which we have been under the siege of a…

First thing first: I’m not going to tell you the amazing feeling of motherhood or how precious and special it is; because, I don’t really think it is. To me, it is simply a decision that I made 11 years ago. However, I have had the experience of adjusting my…

Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word…

It was the fall of 1989; the children were glued to the screen for Dr. Emmett Brown’s amazing time traveling car. “Marty! I need you to go back with me!” he said in great haste. Marty McFly asked where to, and Doc replied “Back to the future!” …

“The world is closing in
Did you ever think
That we could be so close, like brothers
The future’s in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change”

Contrary to common belief, as frequently as rock, few genres delve into political problems; and their listeners…

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep…

“I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence,”

Charles Dickens…

Almila İlhan

Researcher, translator and definitely a daydreamer

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