I’m just a lousy science journalist, writing the worst poem ever.
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On this day, let’s read a chapter or two from the trilogy and remember what an enlightening experience reading the books was.
It’s fun to think about the implications of a film’s antagonists being modelled after a phenomenon I’ve often read/written about but never thought about that way.
Four years of the Higgs boson, live-tweeting and timezones, new music, and quickly reviewing an Erikson book.
That there’s now a magical device in my pocket that lets me look at a universe folded away in millionths of a meter is amazing.
AR Rahman is masterful at combining lyrical traditions with those forms of music in which they’ve seldom existed, and achieves that seamless weave with subtle, well-crafted interventions.
I wrote my first movie review for The Martian and I wonder if I’ve done it some disservice, although I think it is defensible (from myself, not anyone else). In a wonderful interview of Salman Rushdie published in Mint recently, the author says it’s not his responsibility to tell the truth or document history, but only to exercise his creative imagination. Similarly, it was never on Andy Weir or Drew Goddard (who wrote the script for the movie) to present a realistic picture of interplanetary space exploration in their works. But Weir did… Read More
I use a plug-in on my browser (Chrome) called Earth View from Google Maps. Every time I open a new tab, the plug-in substitutes the bland background with a beautiful top-view of some place as spotted in Google Maps. Even though I hate travelling, some of the places I’ve seen via Earth View make me want to fly over them. Here are 35 of the best I’ve seen in the last few months of using the plug-in. Some of the colors are not what you’d expect to be found in nature (my… Read More