Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Thinking about escaping is an inherently comparative activity coated in relativity. Walking away from something or someone involves going from somewhere to somewhere. It is, in many ways, a deceptive exit. A sleight of hands, hiding way from the roving eyes of whatever torments you. But in walks the expanse of the universe. Have you…

पीली छतरी वाली लड़की – उदयप्रकाश

Guest post by Bhishm Khanna पीली छतरी वाली लड़की को पढ़ना मेरी साहित्य की भूख के लिए खुराक मिलने जैसा था । शायद इसका कारण इसकी हिंदी भाषा है । इसकी सरलता और आधुनिक लिखावट ने मुझे इसे पढ़ने के लिए प्रेरित किया । उदय प्रकाश का यह उपन्यास हालांकि सन 2001 में प्रकाशित हुआ…

Ways of Dying

Of the many things about death that scares us, or perhaps, unsettles or puts us at unease, is the unfamiliarity with the entire experience. Excluding the accidental and rare disease related deaths of children, most human beings survive the phenomena of life on an average of roughly 70 years. That means nearly seven decades of…

Life on Mars by Tracy Smith

It took me a long time to pen these paragraphs, and that itself puzzled me. Expressing what literature made me feel had always been an easy exercise for me, and this weeks long unusual delay was…for a lack of a better term, flummoxed me. Suddenly, last night, it came rushing to me. This is no…

Girl Made of Gold by Gitanjali Kolanad

Contradictions and paradoxes are far more ubiquitous than one may believe them to be. This fundamental assumption is something that often runs into walls, when it comes to questions of human morality and ethics. Theory is often slapped by practicality and that’s what this book beautifully builds on. To say that GMOG is a book…