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Sunday, March 27, 2005

On Nothingness

But Ian McEwan" makes a telling point. "What I believe but cannot prove," he says, "is that no part of my consciousness will survive my death."

This made for interesting reading. If I were to believe in something, I would go along with what Ian McEwan says.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Two Weeks

Chronicle of a Death Foretold : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Found this to be a tightly knit tale. I am yet to read any of his other stories.

Science Good, Bad and Bogus : Martin Gardner
Skepticism is okay, but I got the feeling that Gardner takes it too far and too often, throughout the book.

The Naked Ape : Desmond Morris
Read this finally - six years after I bought the book. Found it to be very readable and reasonable, albeit a bit conjectural at the best of times. It does not feel like science.

The Remains of The Day : Kazuo Ishiguro
A delightful book and my first Ishiguro. I had witheld reading this till the time I felt I would be able to appreciate it fully. Extremely well-written.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Firmly Grounded

I seem to be forever poised on the edge between disbelief and belief and it is not an uncomfortable position at all. The fall on either side is vertiginous and precipituous, as I have known from experience; yet, I have never felt more intellectually or emotionally stable.What is this place called?

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Purely Rhetorical

Why is it that the more illiteracy that we eradicate, the less that we seem to educate?
On a tangential note, here is something else that I found. Rebecca Goldstein's commentary is interesting.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

EveryMan is an Agency

I am yet to meet someone without an agenda of his own.


It has been a trying fortnight, difficult to make sense of and make sense to. I will be meeting with the witch-doc soon. Not something that I am looking forward to, but better than the madness out here.

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