Margeurite Theophil writes about how we needed to embrace darkness (Learn to Love the Dark). I thought it was a wonderful article, one that asks that we flip our mind and consider a new way of looking at darkness. In an idealist sense, darkness as simply another kind of light.
A few hours ago, I drove around town looking for an open store to buy diapers. Amidst the smoke of bursting crackers, illuminating sky rockets and the lights from the numerous structures I thought to myself, I’d like to wish you a different kind of Diwali. Perhaps a quiet, smokeless Diwali. A Diwali that will allow you to gaze upon the true, awe-inspiring, all pervasive night sky, its medley of infinite stars and the Milky Way. The same night sky we always have above our heads, obscured and ignored.
So with that wish in mind, Wish you a Happy Diwali!
A direct question posed by a child, that I learned to ask today,
“What do you think makes our thoughts?”
There are a huge number of different answers out there. The answer that matters to you is the only one that matters.
You’ve got to admire the raw potential of the missions, relevance, the inventive spirit behind these projects. And these are just school students.
- Tackling water wastage in Indian cities. My apartment block continues to face a severe water crisis, so does some parts of the city and we could use some help.
- Organic molecules that respond to visible light – think fuel that regenerates itself in sunlight.
- Low cost, multi-level farms to increase farm land.
Read the entire article on the Hindu.
An ancient perspective on the relationship between Matter, Soul and God, spelt out in scientific terms. Especially for those who are feeling their way through this world through their sense of understanding of phenomena.
Read the entire article on Times of India.
“You could not afford to let the opposition know when you were hurt. They’d stand up and look you in the eye. I’d look back and we’d have this little staring match for a while. You know you’ve got the better of them by the time they turn around, get past the umpire and get back to their mark – they will take a little look around to see if you’re still looking, I’d be still looking. That’s when they know that you’re serious.”
Viv Richards, on facing the Australian fast bowling and intimidation in the 1979 West Indies tour of Australia. Quotes and pictures taken from Fire in Babylon.