A walk in the alley

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached…

Culture crash

There’s a wave of nostalgia that hits you squarely whenever you encounter an alien culture. Somehow, the extremity of an…

A simulation

Consider, for a moment, the life that we lead. The limited expanse of the window accorded to us provides us…

A Simalcrum of Happiness

The strands of happiness we cling on to are desperate attempts at morphing meaning into nothingness. Viktor Frankl said that…

Crossroads

The train pulled out from the crowded platform with its characteristic flair. A chunk of swooning and crowing along the…

Alternate Reality

Ted Chiang’s ‘Story of your life’ is as much a meditation on human ambition and ingenuity as a criticism of…