Bouldering through the Sahyadris I watched her miniature figure head steadfastly towards the eastern front of the fort. Sitting on a higher ground, I could feel the burning sun against the red of my cheeks, and the cool breeze threatening to fly away with my hat. The valley below my dangling feet seemed to drop … Continue reading Bouldering through the Sahyadris
SARS-CoV-2 Bats & Pangolins Ltd. Earth Contact info: Relax and breathe Dear Homo sapiens, I am writing to apply for the position of a pandemic-causing pathogen. I stumbled upon your advertisement through sheer luck during one of my daily visits to the market. However, on looking back, the advertisements were plastered all over the place … Continue reading The Cover Letter of SARS-CoV-2
We have started witnessing the rise to power of board games during this lock-down season. Be it chess, carrom board, scrabble, chinese checkers, Uno and even what Kannadigas call chowka bhara; a game played with cowrie shells. Recently, my cousin and I decided to play Scrabble to beat the boredom and have some fun with … Continue reading The secret metabolic lives we lead
Readers love a good origin story. Ask fans of DC and Marvel and they will agree with me. Weave a tragic background around your protagonist and you have got yourself a seller. While tragedy has a way with readers, honesty is another strong element that can draw them into a story. It is why I … Continue reading Tale as Old as Time
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A song written by Haemoglobin - Adapted from Andrew Belle's song, "In my veins." The link to the original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0KZuZF01FA Holding O2 and Letting gO2 Nothing goes as planned. Everything will break. O2 says goodbye In its own special way. All that you can bind on And all that you can save Will … Continue reading Holding On and Letting go
Unlike my previous pieces, this will be a personal story. The reason I write this blog is very simple. I like to study myself. Call it selfish, but I think I can only be of service to someone else if I know myself. Writing is a way by which I try to do that. The … Continue reading Communicating A Thought thoughtfully
From the ongoing series of ‘A Song of Blood and Air’. Part 1 of the series: https://schrodingersdaisy.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/the-iron-throne/ Part 2: https://schrodingersdaisy.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/estimating-2000000000-bo/ Title borrowed from a book written by Herriot. This is a stolen transcript from a secret monthly meeting held at an unknown location in the ancient city of Chemidom; ruled by Lord Oxygen. The … Continue reading If only they could talk…
I like the number 24. It seems like a very reliable number, doesn’t it? You can build a rectangle, a square or even a triangle with it. Rectangular wall - 2 towers with 12 coins each. Square wall- 4 towers with 6 coins each. Triangular wall – 3 towers with 8 coins each. 24 seems … Continue reading Numbers, shapes and the idea of 16,777,216.
From the ongoing series, ‘A song of Blood and Air.’ BO stands for Before Oxygen. Let there be light; and there was light. Let there be abundant highly reduced organic compounds in the menu under “hot oceanic soup” for the hungry prokaryotic cells; and there it was. Let these compounds deplete slowly as a punishment … Continue reading Estimating 2,000,000,000 BO