As a kid, I was always interested in astronomy but science, in particular physics never interested me. Other branches of science i.e. chemistry and biology, weren't appealing either. I remember studying (or should I reading) catalyst in chemistry. Something to do with making the chemical reaction quicker. Many years later, I came across an article… Continue reading Be a catalyst
Mix equal proportions of Science and Philosophy, marinate with Mythology and Religion and garnish with mysteries - the result - a perfect book and a splendid read. Keepers of the KaalChakra, by Ashwin Sanghi, is one such interesting and engaging book. What makes me awestruck is the amount of research, reading and thoughtfulness gone into… Continue reading May the genuine Keepers stay
Economics was part of my curriculum. What I distinctly remember is term 'perfect world' and also 'human beings are not rational' and 'wants are unlimited' and ' in the long run we all are dead'. Whether or not it makes any sense to me now, back then it never did but the terms are well… Continue reading Human Beings 2.0
The other day in some conversation I said “If I had to draw parallels to this…” and I realised the influence of Miss Marple on me. Well, I must admit even otherwise, I do try to connect related (and unrelated) things. Another Agatha Christie thriller I gulped down; A Caribbean Mystery featuring Miss Marple. What… Continue reading Another Mystery revealed
What seemed like a simple and obvious story at the beginning eventually turned out to be painful yet a heart-touching reflection of the situation today. Women have been oppressed for a long time, at different levels, unknown to self at times and suffering silently at times. It may not be appropriate to make this as… Continue reading Not all promises are broken
The count here indicates the number of people I would meet in the heaven (I could be a good contender for hell as well, perhaps 😉 ) Easy to guess, the book in reference here is Mitch Albom's The five people you meet in Heaven. The systematically woven fabric of experiences and feelings, from loved… Continue reading Would it be more than 5?
Sudha Murthy happens to be one of my favourites and I eagerly await to read more of her writings. I guess I would have read everything that has been published till now. The simplicity of her writing or more should I say, of her thoughts appeals to me. Three Thousand stitches, a collection of extraordinary… Continue reading Extraordinarily Ordinary