Monthly Archives: June 2015

Some Thoughts on Poirot

Disclaimer – I am a HUGE fan of Sherlock Holmes.  Since, the character was killed by the author, I would relate my impression in past tense. Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot has failed to impress me. No, it was not his vanity … Continue reading

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Of Death as an event – Insignificant or Catastrophic

Last morning, at about 4:00 AM, my attention was drawn towards Death through this essay of philosopher and journalist Stephen Cave. There was one thing that caught my attention quickly as I read the brief bio of Cave stating that his … Continue reading

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These days….

I feel overwrought these days. Not quite certain of what my mind is up to. It goes from one extreme to another like a pendulum in motion. I spent 72 hours without sleeping last week. I worked like a workhorse. When bored … Continue reading

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Learning Never Stops

All right, I have now learnt how to swim. At 29, it’s quite an achievement of sort for all my classmates are teenagers. Of course, I am far from being “fluent” in it but I practise every alternate day, and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Poetry

Recently, a German friend of mine posted the following on his Facebook wall: Am I the only one who doesn’t get anything out of poetry? It seems so pretentious to force meaning into something that rhymes to make it appear meaningful. … Continue reading

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