Storyteller’s Ant-hill

Photo credit - Martin Beek {https://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfordshire_church_photos/} COVID-19 pandemic has reinvigorated the battle between collectivism and individualism. Experts picked their favorite position and hurriedly gathered evidence that supported their narrative. Clueless politicians, caught in the waves of infections due to morphing viruses, did what they are good at - spewed a hodgepodge of measures on the… Continue reading Storyteller’s Ant-hill

Ramasamy’s Calculus

The foundations of geometry have a physical significanceEinstein Photo credit: Hernan Pinera; www.flickr.com/photos/hernanpc During my high school days as I was learning to do trigonometry, a question always bothered me. What prompted us to ‘create’ trigonometry? For that matter, even calculus and statistics, how did we end up creating these mathematical techniques? I have a liking… Continue reading Ramasamy’s Calculus

Thermal Science of Wood Frog

Photo credit - https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpaul/ Life is a molecular dance that exists between the stillness of cold and the randomness of heat Life’s intricate structure has a vulnerable existence in the midst of molecular storm of heat. Cells can survive, function, and replicate only within a narrow range of temperatures. They die if exposed to high… Continue reading Thermal Science of Wood Frog

Wisdom and Confusion

Photo credit - Richard Ricciardi - https://www.flickr.com/photos/ricricciardi/23513339926/ Primary concepts and constructed reality What is a person, but a collection of choices. Where do those choices come from? Do I have a choice? Were any of these choices ever truly mine to begin with?Westworld A living organism by using its sense organs captures a portion of… Continue reading Wisdom and Confusion

A 100 Watt Dream

Life is interposed between two energy levels of an electronAlbert Gyorgyi Photo by Mike - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjfrig/9560558346/ These words of Albert Gyorgyi are so profound that it can provoke an intense curiosity and fertile imagination. Flow of energy defines life and it was present in living organisms even before the birth of genetic molecules. It is… Continue reading A 100 Watt Dream

Crossing Swords with Senescence

Aging is a gradual phenotypic change due to progressive drift in the epigenetic knowledge. It is an outward expression of an ongoing mortal combat between the laws of physics and biological organizations. Physical laws are unyielding in nature and gets an unswerving universal obedience. Knowledge is biology's strength. During the growth phase of life, the tiny molecular machines extract order from molecular storm(heat) and the organism grows in size. During the aging phase, the chaos eventually consumes the order.

You, Me and Stories

What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags? Stories. There's nothing more powerful than a good story. Season 8, Game of Thrones. Mother Nature! What exactly is this ‘Nature’? She is associated with all favorable adjectives - beautiful, peaceful, spectacular, heavenly and motherly. Collectively we have decided to define nature as everything that is not a product… Continue reading You, Me and Stories