8 Literary Festivals That All Bibliophiles Must Attend

8 Literary Festivals That All Bibliophiles Must Attend

Only a few years ago, there was a strong vibe around that digital transformation might have dealt a lethal blow to traditional publishing. Some even predicted the end of paper books. However, like so many other off-the-mark doomed predictions of the past, this one also evaporated sooner than anybody could notice. The biggest testimony to … Continue reading 8 Literary Festivals That All Bibliophiles Must Attend

Monday Morning Musings

Monday Morning Musings - II

Monday is here. It's early morning. I feel a little exhausted after my walk. I want to sit down and write something quickly as my green tea boils in the kitchen. Here are some of the lessons I have learnt in life, some in the recent past and some over the lifetime: Trust your gut … Continue reading Monday Morning Musings

Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone

In 1840, Edgar Allan Poe described the ‘mad energy’ of an ageing man who roved the streets of London from dusk till dawn. His excruciating despair could be temporarily relieved only by immersing himself in a tumultuous throng of city-dwellers. ‘He refuses to be alone,’ Poe wrote. He ‘is the type and the genius of … Continue reading Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone

Precognitive dreams, Muggings and Deadly diseases

I think you will agree with me when I say: Mathematics is hard. For every handful of geeks out there, there is a huge majority that totally abhors the subject. I mean, come on, who loves mathematics? Enters John Allen Paulos. He bears an uncanny resemblance with the axe-wielding psycho 'the Ripper' from Last Action Hero. … Continue reading Precognitive dreams, Muggings and Deadly diseases