On the difficulties of getting my beloved cursed VAIO to connect to the net.
Is math dirrty? Bhaskaracharya’s great mathematics textbook Lilavati gets it absolutely right. Be prepared to get moist.
Parsing political futurist Thomas Barnett’s semi-moronic blueprint for creating the next American century.
Reincarnation is one of those ideas that refuses to die. A review of Ian Stevenson’s empirical studies.
The recent study by Benson et. al. suggests other people’s prayers for your welfare could be harmful to your health. That’s just too hilarious.
Stanislaw Lem, the incomparable author of The Cyberiad died on March 28, 2006. A cheeky tribute to our modern Aesop of the Machines.
Miscegenation — racial mixing — is a recurring theme in Thackeray’s works. Strangely enough, the most obvious explanation is also a plausible one.
The cost of producing A. K. Ramanujan’s Collected Essays was basically a lifetime of study. Book distributors seem unable to agree how they should price that effort.
The tribhanga pose — contrapposto — is a very common feature of South-asian art. It has intriguing connections (and differences) with Greek conceptions of the ideal. This is a look at some of them.
Kolams are curvilinear shapes drawn by Tamil women, usually early in the morning and usually just outside the house. Kolams have fascinating relationships with the labyrinths of Crete, sona drawings of the Chockwe and picture grammars.