This week, the Blue Moon and Super Moon are taking place in Asia. Having followed up on the total solar eclipse that took place in America last year, I believe that these events are totally underrated in India. So, here is a post dedicated to the Superheroes of Space – Blue Moon, Super Moon, and a Total Lunar Eclipse! On the last day of this … Continue reading Superheroes of Space – Blue Moon, Lunar Eclipse, and Super Moon
Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, is the moving and uplifting tale of August Pullman, a boy born with a facial deformity. (Martin Chilton, Digital Culture Editor) I think this book is a little more than that. Wonder is about, a twelve-year-old, who has Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare craniofacial abnormality. Due to this deformity, he undergoes 27 surgeries, and that is why he is homeschooled till … Continue reading R.J. Palacio’s Wonder
Rationale Last month, I read Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. I was so intrigued by the novel’s poignant story that I decided to write a few diary entries from Mary Anne Bell’s perspective and explore her feelings with the Vietnam war, as she is the only girl in the novel that we know has experienced the war first hand. Writing diary entries would let me … Continue reading Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried
Rationale A year back, I read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Amazed by the poignant autobiography, I decided to write a few journal entries from the perspective of one of the guardian of the revolution, Ali, whom Marji encounters in the graphic novel. I wanted to explore the guardians of the revolution during the Iranian revolution. The reason I chose to write a journal entry was that … Continue reading Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis
I find the evolution of words and phrases quite fascinating. To explore how a word evolved and transposed from different languages to its modern use amazes me. Fortunately, I am not the only crazy wacko who is interested in a word’s origins and history; there is an entire field that dedicates to studying this. Etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way … Continue reading What is Etymology?
Tomorrow, I will be running the TATA Mumbai Marathon. Having run one half-marathon, I know what I should expect! But for those newbie and amateur to-be-marathoners, here is a breakdown of the feelings and emotions marathoners go through when they run 21.2km: Starting Line As you anxiously in anticipation for the race with thousands of others, the stress hormone adrenaline will be produced. This hormone, … Continue reading A Marathoner’s Sentiments
The year after I left university, while working as a supervisor for a local bar and nightclub, I applied to a graduate fast-track scheme for a large recruitment consultancy. The scheme offered good money, benefits and prospects. The process was competitive. I had to go through two local interviews and a regional one. Suited and […] via History: the Ghost at the Feast — bennewmark … Continue reading Beauty of History and Literature
Last month, I visited Egypt and Israel, and I went to the Dead Sea. Unfortunately, I didn’t know much about the marvels of the Dead Sea. Now, as I am back, I thought I would do some research, and I was amazed by its perplexity and usefulness. Here are 10 facts about the Dead Sea intermingled with my experiences swimming in the Dead Sea: … Continue reading Al-Bahr Al-Mayyit (AKA The Dead Sea)