English, August. An Indian Story: My deserted... →
drranjit: Upamanyu Chatterjee’s English August, An Indian Story is the one novel that’s influenced me the most. It was released in the late 80s and became an instant success. It was also, one of the few novels that heralded the start of the English fiction movement in India. English, August is a novel…
Being a geek is all about your own personal level of enthusiasm, not how your...
Relationships are mysterious. We doubt the positive qualities in others, seldom...– Christopher Pike, Remember Me (via larmoyante)
She didn’t understand that. “How can anyone be afraid of love?” “How can they...– Sherrilyn Kenyon (via kingsrow)
Wider open spaces: Alice Bell On why open access... →
I should stress that I don’t think we should lose expert-to-expert communication. Jargon can be a good thing. We need spaces where we don’t have to constantly stop and explain ourselves and can just run with an idea. But we also need to open up education, paying much greater attention to the barriers that can still limit access to scientific expertise. Moreover, I worry that a...
Losing my Religion -- Literature, Medicine, Odds &... →
drranjit: I love R.E.M. I’m talking about the band, not rapid eye movement . Much as I like old school alternative rock, this post is not about that. In any case, I like early R.E.M. As you can see, I’m being extremely diffident here. It is hard to talk about religion. It just is. I’d like this post…
This is the contradiction that we need to highlight in public narratives. While...– Are we pushing our digital native children towards a Catch-22 future? « trail of papercuts
When my father and I first sat down, Nicolosi explained what he meant by “cure.”...– My So-Called Ex-Gay Life: GABRIEL ARANA
Seth's Blog: The end of the diva paradox →
Doctor’s Listen up, you are Divas no longer.
चाहोगे तो चाहेंगे इस कदर आईना भी हमारी बनावट पूछे– Aanteladda
Every fall into love involves the triumph of hope over self-knowledge. We fall...– porcelain: (via 14passages)
There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those...– Anne has a poll asking for your favorite comic writer, go vote for pratchett.
Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to...
Don’t start out writing novels. They take too long. Begin your writing life instead by cranking out “a hell of a lot of short stories,” as many as one per week. Take a year to do it; he claims that it simply isn’t possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row. He waited until the age of 30 to write his first novel, Fahrenheit 451. “Worth waiting for, huh?” You may love ‘em, but you can’t be...
I want to talk about the things that we don’t talk about. Again and again....– Natasha Badhwar
in the first day of Scientific Racism we spent awhile reviewing ethnocentrism...– wanted a life of whomp:
Blink and Miss: Why won't you teach your children... →
blinky-sprite: Instead of teaching them to be the best at school or sports or something just as inconsequential. Why won’t you take a minute out of your busy, social media mess of a life to sing them a song that brought you joy when you thought things couldn’t get worse? Have you told them about that friend who…