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
Pre-post comment: This is the first, in what would *hopefully* be a series of posts on standard problems (and proposed/accepted solutions) in Cosmology. It’ll explore what we know about the Universe (a sizeable amount) and what we don’t know about the Universe (a whole awful lot) and essentially drive home the point that we as … More BUILD-A-VERSE #1: The Big Bang
What you see above is my rendition of “The Treachery of Images,” a famous painting by René Magritte. Painted in 1928-29, it depicts what is unarguably a pipe with a caption that reads, (translated) “This is not a pipe.” Deciphering the painting is not as difficult as it looks. Obviously, the painting is not a … More The Treachery of Physics
(Disclaimer: Not a physics related post.) My childhood was wax crayons and mint chocolates And cool summer evenings spiced with lemonade Bedrooms littered with infinite toys And a promise Of endless tomorrows. All because I happened to drop into a perfect family in a sheltered town of a peaceful country. I did not know not … More One hundred million eyes
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
Let’s face it. Understanding the Universe is no small feat. We’re talking about finding answers to every imaginable question and then finding more questions to find answers to. And although, physics is notoriously known for its complicated equations and convoluted slang, it is possible to be charmed by its beauty without having to delve into … More 10 physics facts to make your brain explode: Part one
(It’s only fitting, after all.) One of the defining features of Quantum Mechanics is its weirdness. And although, it is easy to dismiss the “spookiness” of quantum mechanics as something which can only be observed in only state-of-the-art laboratories, the truth is you can witness this spookiness at home using readily available materials. In this … More A delayed post for a delayed (choice) experiment.