Human Levity of Time

5th February, 2019

“Time is an illusion, our perception of its flow does not correspond to reality” What does this statement mean? What is time? What is its nature? The search for these answers dates back to several millennia. The most basic connotation…

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The Imperfect Choice

11th January, 2019

“Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!” This iconic line by Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator gives us some insight into the power of the word “democracy”. But what is the base of democracy? Why is…

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Let There Be Life

21st December, 2018

“We are an advanced species of primates on a small planet orbiting a very average star but our ability to understand the universe makes us special.” – Stephen Hawking, Der Spiegel, 1989 Do we truly understand the universe? Renowned physicists…

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A Trippy Treatment

9th September, 2018

Ever since the dawn of mankind, man has been at war with microbes, and has always fallen short of becoming the triumphant victor. There was a point in time when diseases like smallpox caused large number of fatalities around the…

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It’s a Conspiracy!

27th July, 2018

Julius Cæsar Act III. Scene I. Cin. O Cæsar,— Cæs. Hence! Wilt thou lift up Olympus! Dec. Great Cæsar,— Cæs. Doth not Brutus bootless kneel? Casca. Speak, hands, for me! [They stab Cæsar.] Cæs. Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Cæsar!…

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ELI: Middle East Crisis

12th April, 2018

Explain like I’m an Indian Explain like I’m a SyrianExplain like I’m an Aspiring First-World Militant Explain like I’m an Indian The Middle East is a war-torn, unsettled region with a multitude of foreign alliances and proxy wars. Almost every…

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The Economy 2049

21st March, 2018

Economies across the world are engaged in the production of goods and services. But what matters more than what they produce is, how they produce it. Big plantations might be a great business venture for the plantation owners, but not…

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From Plato to Pop Culture

10th March, 2018

Gone are the days of Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates, when great philosophical ideas were born out of the regular conversations in the market squares, between shopkeepers and pedestrians. Philosophers were called to palaces and government institutions to give advices and…

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