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…

Time

So many lives and stories stay aloof from us. Hidden behind their sheer numbers and engulfed within the dimensions of…

Jargogled Impressions

It’s been awhile. I have been in hiding. Like a caveman. Can we go back to being cavemen again? There’s…