ThoughtsFromBooks: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody? No. By slowly becoming everything. I picked up ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ without reading the back cover blurb, or really anything about it (including the reviews). From my casual forays into the bookish side of the internet I had gathered that this was a … More ThoughtsFromBooks: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Yesterday Today

  In the shadows of time, this city sleeps with ancient stories that hang heavy in the smog like crumbling tapestries exhausted with the weight of voices—dead and alive calling out for help. In its streets and highways and bridges lie trapped fantasies of castaway minds colliding with the unwitting passerby suffocating those who linger … More Yesterday Today

On internet conversations, echo chambers and the complexity of human life

(Note: Not a physics post. In my defense, though, I’m trying to figure out how this world works (granted it’s the “people” part) so I can call this pseudo-physics… No? Well, okay then.) There’s been a lot of talk going on about how 2016 has been a terrible year for the human race, in general. … More On internet conversations, echo chambers and the complexity of human life

10 physics facts to make your brain explode: Part two

Click here for part one. Observer’s effect Now that we’re properly in the realm of the peculiar, here’s another little tidbit that can, at best, be described as bizarre. Immortalized in the form of the famous Schrodinger’s Cat experiment, the Observer’s Effect is known to confound every one. Basically, it entails (hypothetically) trapping a cat in a … More 10 physics facts to make your brain explode: Part two