United in Social Distancing

This post was published in The India Currents magazine: Unity in the face of the Virus-that-must-not-be-named “This is the Ministry of Magic all over again!” I said. The Ministry of Magic, as Harry Potter fans know completely botched up the rise of Voldemort – they were in denial, then went on a campaign of outright … Continue reading “United in Social Distancing”

A Special Post to Celebrate Syzygy

“You’d better make it a special post!”, said the son. He is the one who is ardently fanning me in on, and keeping tabs on whether I am writing enough these days. His natural state of calculating kicks in, and he says “So, if you write another post in the next 36 hours then…”, and … Continue reading “A Special Post to Celebrate Syzygy”

Fascinating Hidden Worlds

The son sat next to me one evening as I was typing out this article and looking up the picture of the Corona Virus. Image By https://www.scientificanimations.comhttps://www.scientificanimations.com/wiki-images/, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86436446 We both sat looking at the image that showed up and he said, “Wow! Is this really the virus? It looks so … Continue reading “Fascinating Hidden Worlds”

Good Food Mood

This article was published in The Hindu  Some of my articles, especially ones that involve the night sky have me pondering on the nature of our existence and how minuscule we are in the scheme of things. The precise sequence of things that led to this particular form of life on this planet and so … Continue reading “Good Food Mood”

Blame The Toxos

Every once in a while a book comes along that changes the way you fundamentally view things. I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong is one such. In the book, the author covers various types of microbes, bacteria and pathogens that we carry within ourselves or encounter in the world. A fascinating adventure awaits the reader … Continue reading “Blame The Toxos”