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Original vs refreshed

I remember it well, very well when my school teacher Bama Govindarajan told me a statement about creativity, we humans don’t create, we discover. We are in a constant walk of understanding things and how it works and we are well built to break them so well that we discover like no other species on this Earth do.

Nothing is original...

The writer Jonathan Lethem has said that when people call something “original”, 9/10 times they don’t know the references of the original source involved. What a good artist understand is nothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original.It’s right there in the Bible, “There is nothing new under the Sun.” If we are free from the burden of trying to be completely original, we can stop trying to make something out of nothing, and we can embrace influence Instead of running away from it.

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism...

To end it every time I sit down to write over here, there is something she told me... “Shovona, use simple words, if complexity is not in your personality don’t engage with them. What you wish to share will not sound like you.” Its something ticks in my head literally every single day. Thankyou Mam!


Hallo! Ich Bin Shovona. I am a freelance commercial photographer based out of India. I run my own firm named Shovona Karmakar. Blogging is my way to express my views and share what I always wished to share with you all. Apart from blogging I love to document and take commercial assignments. See you tomorrow...!

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