Notes on a trip to England

Today, the latest nutrition research recommends moderation, which is common sense. Saturated fats should play a significant but not major role in diet. All the foods which were considered suspect for ...

Notes on a trip to England

Leaving New York -- with a lingering look at the first lovely sunny day of the US spring -- I landed in England to be immediately caught up in the Brexit wave. On the two hour ride into Cambridge, my ...

Atlantic currents

Given Andrew Sullivan’s emphasis on anomie as a factor in this year’s election campaign, the implication, which he himself failed to draw, is that the person best placed to deal with Trump ...

Atlantic currents

I had no sooner arrived in the city that New York magazine blasted me between the eyes with a major piece by Andrew Sullivan titled “Our democracy has never been so ripe for tyranny.” F ...

Atheism and its discontents (3/3)

At the sub-atomic level too there are exact dependencies. Neutrons and protons are the constituents of every atomic nucleus, and electrons and neutrinos are fundamental particles. As Davies describes ...

Atheism and its discontents (2/3)

The current thinking is that a significant role in evolution is played by what are known as “epigenetic” influences -- epigenetic means “beyond genes” which by definition means ...

Atheism and its discontents (1/3)

I would like to preface my piece with a strong and unreserved condemnation of the barbaric killings of atheistic-minded bloggers and authors in recent times, in Bangladesh. Specifically, this kind of ...

Beyond the canvas

So, another edition of the Dhaka Art Summit comes to a close, and we are once again overwhelmed by the visual treasures that were on display over the three days. I can’t begin to explain, on beh ...

Sal Imam

Sal Imam is a concerned citizen.

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