On rereading a book

Reading a book again is like revisiting a vacation spot, which is now frozen in time. You remember exactly what you enjoyed when you first visited. The anticipation of what will happen next is long gone, now replaced by a careful eye for detail- the choice of words, the flavors of particular scenes, and the … Continue reading On rereading a book

Too much news

What a world we've created, in which news of every fluttering butterfly reaches us instantaneously and we are expected to react intelligently. How much of it are we supposed to absorb? How much are we expected to remember? I remember a time in India when there were no 24-hour cable news channels, no mobile phones, … Continue reading Too much news