Category Archives: Info

Stretch of Road

Like many cities which straddle the traditional and the modern with aplomb, Singapore can give you plenty of sights which give you an idea, over a brief stretch of road, of the worlds Singapore does straddle. Theres traditional architecture, and … Continue reading

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History Of English

Here’s a nice video summarizing the history of the English language. This starts from the beginning, and explores how folks from outside England, like the Anglo-Saxons, the Latin-speaking Christians, the Vikings, and the Normans brought a plethora of words which … Continue reading

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Black Holes & Quantum Gravity

An eminently quotable quote, the principle for which I have applied here is … “Always get rid of the difficult bit in the title – it does less harm there than in the text” – Sir Humphrey Appleby Now that … Continue reading

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Consciousness …

Following from the earlier post, heres a nice video, with Professor Russell Stannard, discussing the idea of consciousness, and the limits of scientific knowledge. There are some important questions here. While the theory of evolution describes the evolutionary requirement of … Continue reading

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Of Consciousness

The other day, these guys were discussing the topic of consciousness. Out of the jumble of sounds (that’s usually what their discussion sounds like … unintelligible sounds), emerged a discussion about the nature of consciousness and the relationship between consciousness … Continue reading

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The Narrative Continued

Continuing from the earlier post about the Pakistani narrative about Hindu-Muslim relations in the sub-continent, and the idea that Pakistan is the real inheritor of the legacy of the Mughals, where we had asked who you think we are referring … Continue reading

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Zakat and Sadka

Laurel was explaining the other day the difference between two of the cornerstones of Islam, Zakat and Sadka. According to him, as both of them are about giving to those who need, sometimes there can be confusion about the purpose … Continue reading

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