Category Archives: Misc.

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

I find many adults are put off when young children pose scientific questions. Why is the Moon round? the children ask. Why is grass green? What is a dream? How deep can you dig a hole? When is the world’s birthday? Why do we have toes? Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else: ‘What did you expect the Moon to be, square?’
Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys the grown-ups. A few more experiences like it, and another child has been lost to science. Why adults … Read More

Eid ul Fitr 2016 Mubarak to everyone

Hey guys, it’s Eid ul Fitr today. It’s an annual muslim holiday, marked by the end of Islamic month Ramadan. On this day, muslims celebrate it by giving and receiving Eidi (sum of money) to children. In various countries, chocolates are also given besides Eidi. Now I don’t exactly know the reason it is celebrated, but it’s really sacred and 1.5+ billion muslims throughout the world celebrate it.

It is like a reward after 30 days of fasting, performing prayers and doing good deeds. Eid-ul-Fitr brings with itself a number of joys, most of all, it’s the source of a … Read More

Watched Bajrangi Bhaijaan [review]

Bajrangi_BhaijaanBajrangi Bhaijaan has been buzzing around the moviesophere for quite a while now. Directed by Kabir Khan (of Ek Tha Tiger among others), starring Salman Khan as Pavan Chaturvedi and cute Harshaali Malhotra as Munni/Shahida, the story goes like a 5-year old mute Pakistani girl is miserably lost in India en route Pakistan. This is my short review of BB.

BB is one of the best movies I watched by Salman Khan. Though nothing by Salman can beat Andaz Apna Apna (1994). BB is worth a watch, I’ll say.… Read More