Are you wirelessly connected to reality?

Shakespeare famously said, “All the world is a stage”. How do we know if the external world we see and tangibly feel exists independently of us? Imagine you are walking down the pedestrian path and you see a series of cars driving past on the road. How could you verify that if you were not present … [Read more...]

What can ants teach us

It is estimated that there are 10,000 billion ants on the planet with an average cumulative weight as much as all the human beings put together. Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 millions ants on our planet for every human being. Ant societies are quite harmonious, all working towards the … [Read more...]

Why I started blogging

It's now just over a month since I have set up my blog, soakin. I am grateful and at the same time humbled to see people from different parts of the world taking interest to follow this blog. I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. … [Read more...]

The great lie of Art

Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth – Picasso What is Art? Is Art just what you see in the museum or may be a crayon painting from a 5 year old? Is Art slow or fast? Are the marvels of high speed modern technology, Art or Science? And is there a difference between Art and … [Read more...]

Genetic Code – One language, diverse forms

The three-letter words of the genetic code are the same in every creature. CGA means arginine and GCG means alanine - in bats, in beetles, in beech trees, in bacteria. They even mean the same in the misleadingly named archaebacteria living at boiling temperatures in sulphurous springs thousands of … [Read more...]