Gopalan Nair stretched his legs, while opening the previous day’s newspaper. That morning’s had not arrived yet. Sitting by the window but without looking out of it, he opened the pages that had now lost their freshness. He skimmed through the front page. The opposition had opposed something; India had won an ODI series; a […]
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 sense of worship, or reverence, or was it love?
She was at her workstation, eyes glued onto one of the three monitors facing her. The silence in the room was intimidating. Calmness. Storm. Damn! I would’ve been happy being one of those monitors; one – she’d be glancing towards me at the moment, two – the electronic me wouldn’t have to experience the freeze […]
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. […]
I woke up with a sense of liberation. No alarm or roomie awoke me, for a change. The sleep had the freedom to drain off completely. That, was not normal, with the job ongoing. But today is, I remembered as I resolved things around me, Deepavali. I looked around. The array of mattresses lay empty […]
“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. […]