Mysteries of the World : The Library of Babel

"The Library of Babel"  is a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), conceiving of a universe in the form of a vast library containing all possible 410-page books of a certain format and character set. *** Delete. This was the seventh time I had struck out my draft in the last two hours. I slam my laptop... Continue Reading →

Mysteries of the World: The Bélmez House

The Bélmez Faces or the Faces of Bélmez is an alleged paranormal phenomenon in a private house in Spain which started in 1971 when residents claimed images of faces appeared on the concrete floor of the house. The objective of research is to seek answers to unanswered questions; to explain the inexplicable. Therefore, it is perplexing; distressing rather for a... Continue Reading →

Mysteries of The World: Bhangarh Fort

Nestled in the hills of the Aravali range, the Bhangarh fort is believed to be India's most haunted fort. Once a mighty fort envied around the region, the place now houses only broken columns, whispers of legends past and tales of ruin. Attracting all those who are willing to dip their feet into the world... Continue Reading →

Drip Drop, Make the Boredom Stop

  It’s been days without proper sunlight, and the familiar nursery rhyme, 'Rain rain go away, come again another day' has never seemed more fitting for a situation than it is now. Every morning, when we pull the curtains back, we sigh in defeat seeing raindrops drum against our windows panes thinking of how we could have... Continue Reading →

Fermi Paradox : Where are the Aliens?

THE YEAR 2407:   In the far reaches of the Milky Way, a lone spaceship with the words ‘Remna-13’ written in bold makes its way from planet to planet. Its engines rustle, and the green flare at its end flickers as the ship chugs itself through the icy emptiness. Inside, a young woman unstraps herself from... Continue Reading →

The Social VIP Ticket: Male Privilege

The term ‘male privilege’ might ring unfamiliar in your ears. Is it really possible that four syllables could singlehandedly explain why you got interrupted midway through a sentence, why the pockets on your pants are miniature “pockettes”, why you couldn’t drink alone at a bar without having to deal with inebriated lacklustre small talk? Male... Continue Reading →

Creak- Day Seven of NaProWriMo

  Has democracy started to creak, with the chaos that has broken out? Whom to choose, whom to trust, with the supposed leaders, sheepishly stand as demagogues, as political opportunists? Between jingoistic warmongers, so swelled in their small-minded bigotry, ready to cripple, ready to kill, ready to besmirch anyone who steps out of line, smirking... Continue Reading →

Where is Humanity Headed?

Most scientists and sociologists agree that where humanity is headed in the near future can be boiled down to three possibilities. The first and most desired possibility is the human race spreading outwards into space and eventually establishing a Galactic Empire. The next is that humans build right into the earth, neglecting space travel, utilising... Continue Reading →

Life advice from strangers

The train started to slow down, the agonizing sound of the wheels grinding against the tracks seemed to reflect my internal agony. The train had reached Anakapalle, stopping there for only a few minutes before it would resume its journey towards my destination. The station lay barren, with only a few people occupying the small... Continue Reading →

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