Scientists – those relentless beings who keep improving their own achievements, like Yelena Isinbayeva, have now found out that it takes just 13 microseconds for the human eye to comprehend what it sees. That’s pretty fast! So what does the brain do, the rest of the time? There’s an answer for that too. They say […]
The city lights looked promising. Like on every day. They were quite ordinary when up close, each light serving a purpose. But here, from my balcony, 36 stories up – no matter whether they lighted a bustling street, or a window that projected the melancholy of urban lives, or even the moving searchlights atop the […]
Not everything is “super”, for superheroes.
The sense of worship, or reverence, or was it love?
Uncle Awan was a hero. Throughout my childhood, he was my favourite member of the family, and I felt more connected to him than with my brothers. He taught me cricket, gave me my first ever wallet and took me to movies, where I always got a large tub of popcorn and a lime soda. […]
“L1, are you ready?” K5 enquired. “Affirmative.” L1 said in its android voice. K5 leaned onto the third, inanimate humanoid in the chamber. The three were identical except for their label. “R1”, it said on the third metallic, white torso. K5, with its discrete movement, reached for the button behind R1’s neck and pressed it. […]