“If I have to take police protection in my own country from my own people, then there is something wrong with me, I’m fighting within the framework of the Indian constitution and it is not against anyone, but for everyone.” -Narendra Dabholkar On August 20th 2013, Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead while out on […]Read more "The Song of Democracy"
I haven’t told you my name, have I? It’s Valmik Zone 365. Sub-writer of Speculative fiction. In direct employment of her holiness, Maa Gaia, Computer Supreme!Read more "Humans dream of Organic Sheep!"
The following poetry has won the First Prize under Poetry Category in ‘Black Coffee Competition 2017’ organized by the Literary Committee at MICA. Act 1 It clutched the being by his lapels, And thrust the knife into his belly, five times dead. It moved onto the next, before the body fell, Pushing the […]Read more "The Surgery"
Sumit Agarwal is prescient. The recent events in the country – be it the ‘Surgical Strike’ against Pakistan or the ‘Demonetization Drive’ finds its way in the novel ‘The Four Patriots’, way before they actually happened. Even if you don’t take this book as a blueprint for the development of the nation, it is a […]Read more "Book Review: The Four Patriots"
‘The island of Doctor Moreau’ reminds me of the robots in the Isaac Asimov novels, and the three laws of robotics. The first one goes something like this, “A robot may not harm a human being, or through inaction allow a human being to come to harm.” There is a similar but a more selfish […]Read more "Book Review: ‘The Island of Doctor Moreau’"
The next time you are laughing, remember you have absolutely no control over it. You may try to rationalize as to why you elicited that embarrassing snort that drew unneeded attention from all the quarters, but then your conscious mind has known how to delude yourself. All these post-hoc attributions to reasons for your laughter […]Read more "My lady, you have no free will!"
Imagine yourself to be Descartes sitting under an apple tree. An apple hits your head and you wonder, ‘Whether in this Earth-centric vortex, are there invisible particles which force the objects down towards Earth?’ Then again, imagine yourself to be Newton sitting under an apple tree. An apple hits your head, and you wonder, ‘Why […]Read more "Hypothesis v/s Insight"