How Soon Could Elon Musk Send People to Mars?

“Notwithstanding the significant technological challenges to achieve the grand scale of Musk’s plans, the maths of lowering the costs only works if the ships will be reused often and if all seats on board are sold. The prospective Mars settlers would not only have to accept the risks but also find a way to pay the US$200,000 price tag.”

Plurality in Indonesia: Oceanic Hindus Meditate in Islamic Sea

Monday, March 31, 2014

THREE DAYS CULMINATING IN SEA OF SILENCE “If you desire to live in peace, hear all that falls on your ears, see all that appears before your eyes,…

My $19 Billion IM Bill by Mark Zuckerberg

Saturday, February 22, 2014

“I’m excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire WhatsApp and that their entire team will be joining us at Facebook.” – Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook ZUCKERBERG’S STATEMENT:…

Tagore and the Nobel – 100 Years, Hence

Thursday, February 20, 2014

THE POET, THE PRIZE, AND ITS PEDAGOGY “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed…

Move Over Rajat, Make Room for Mathew

Saturday, February 8, 2014

CONVICTION OF INDIAN AMERICAN TRADER LEAVES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ANOTHER CASE OF SELECTIVE PROSECUTION? MANY WOULD SAY ‘NO’:  MARTOMA HAS A TRACK RECORD OF DISHONESTY FROM HIS…

Why Vikram Seth Matters

Friday, January 24, 2014

VIKRAM SETH: A Virtuoso Comes Calling, Again      There are two pillars, of whom it can be said are responsible for supporting the structure of what Salman…

Tribute to Netaji

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On the 117th anniversary of his birth, we reflect on the life of Subhas Chandra Bose. . He was the ninth child of Prabhavati Devi and Janakinath Bose, who…

What Might Constitute a ‘Global Calcuttan’

Friday, January 10, 2014

A review magazine about Arts, Culture, Current Events, History and Philosophy, and featuring interviews – The Global Calcuttan is a person inhabiting a fortress of the mind –…

The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri – Review

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Does Jhumpa Lahiri’s Real Skill Lie in Short Stories? I have great respect for Jhumpa Lahiri. Some of her stories, especially, seem to me among the best written by any living…

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