Oct 14, 2010
She was stuck in traffic, amid lines and lines of stationary vehicles. It’s going to be a while, she thought with a sigh. Her iPod had failed her with its dead battery and she didn’t want to be left alone with her thoughts. So she switched the radio to Tuner and started flicking through the stations she had saved until she fell upon what seemed like an interview with an author about his latest...
Sep 28, 2010
I don’t think I’ll ever stop singing the praises of David Eagleman’s superb collection of short-stories, “Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.” I remember when I bought it, I was wandering the aisles and stacks of books at Virgin and it stood out with its smart cover and catchy reviews. When I started reading the jacket and flipping through the pages, there was no way...
Sep 12, 2010
A few weeks ago, I was having a Twitter conversation with my friend @Seleucid about god and the creation of the universe. The discussion grew from British physicist Stephen Hawking’s claim in his new book, “The Grand Design”, that god didn’t create the universe and that the Big Bang was inevitable due to the law of gravity.
@Seleucid asked: Why does a God who runs the world so...
Jun 18, 2010
Our souls last as long as our allotted bodies. And so, we wait. We live and we wait for that unknown expiry date.
Mar 21, 2010
Finitude is the death of creation: We say “all” when we can’t see beyond our own story or world.
- Dina Georgis
Mar 3, 2010
A very good friend of mine gifted me this book on my 29th birthday. Don’t be put off by the long and odd title. The book is a gem and one of my all-time favorite books.
The story goes like this: It’s 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can’t think of what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – by chance he’s acquired a book that once...
Mar 2, 2010
When our dearly departed leave this earth, they go on living in our memories, in our thoughts, in our words, in our actions… in us.