The Twins of Creation

Consider for a moment that you are in a realm of opposites, wherein literally everything has a mirror image of itself; you, me, and everything around us. Now, assume that when the mirror image comes in contact with the original stuff, they would just annihilate each other; cancelling out by releasing unimaginable energy. Welcome to the…

The Undetectable Exotic particle

When you look through a telescope, all you see is light and matter. What if there’s something more than just rocks, gases, and metals; particles more complicated than protons, neutrons, and electrons? What if the visible matter is just a part of what really exists out there and there’s something invisible to the naked eye? There’s such a particle which constitutes…

Alpha Centauri, here we come!

I know, it is quite cool to explore outer-space. Recently, Stephen Hawking joined hands with a Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, on a mission to explore our nearest star Alpha Centauri. In recent years, astronomers have predicted the possibility of earth-sized planets orbiting Alpha Centauri B (or β Centauri). In fact, our closest neighbor is a star system consisting…

A Maverick’s View

I was born in a typical Hindu family, brought up in an orthodox manner as is the custom in most parts of Southern India, learnt some of the hymns from the holy books by heart; wore the Srivaishnava Urdhva Pundra (or Sricharana) Tilaka everyday to school (for which I was ridiculed by my friends inside…

The Unspoken Need

When the Sun went across the distant sky Swathed in flames; drinking aether dry, His scions followed him close behind Round their father, fearing his mind.   Stones they were, molten hot Burning for aeons, knowing their father not; After years of service under the Sun’s sway, They steadied their spin, going farther away.  …

History is not a fairy tale

Time and again, archaeologists have proved that the knowledge that our ancients had, though primitive in comparison to our own, did not originate in a single region. These facts were not observed only by a certain faction of people but was observed simultaneously in many places of the ancient world. Everywhere, people started observing natural…

Open Borders

It is sometimes cynical to consider international borders in an age where the internet and mass transportation have tethered the globe. Also, managed mostly by privileged and influential people of a particular society, international borders, in most cases, thwart regional progress; more so in developing countries. It has continuously been a matter of much debate…

The One True God…

Have you ever stopped to think why you believe what you believe? Have you stopped to consider why you chose the religion you chose? Why do you hold to the Bhagavad Gita and not Torah as the only revealed word of God? Why do you consider Jesus Christ the only means to salvation and not…

The Pantheon

From the Industry to the English Language; from Biology to the New World, the nouns such as Odysseus, Athene, Polis, Pan, Pegasus, Hector, Jason, Poseidon, Achilles, and Apollo have possessed human imagination and have made the best portrayal of their Historical/Mythological counterparts; having made a substantial impact on the Industrial and even the Information age,…

The life cycle of a star

A Nuclear Furnace: A star is like a gigantic nuclear furnace. The nuclear reactions inside convert hydrogen into helium by means of a process known as fusion. It is this nuclear reaction that gives a star its energy. Fusion takes place when the nuclei of hydrogen atoms with one proton each fuse together to form…

What is Relativity !?

 Does every assertion make sense? Obviously not. Even if we take some words and link them together in strict accordance with the rules of grammar, the result may be complete nonsense. There is no sense whatsoever, for example, in the assertion that “water is triangular”. However, not all nonsense is so obvious. All too often an assertion…