budthu Archive

An appeal to all bibliophiles

  I do not know how this appeal will be taken as we are in the midst of FB generation where we are only concerned about the number of postings(mostly selfies) and their likes rather than in-depth understanding, introspecting and reflecting on things around us. But I can not help it as it is a

Hidden Figures – Based on true story

  Deepawali week end special!!! Based on a true story about black female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions. The film also features Octavia Spencer as NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as  Mary Jackson, NASA engineer.(Ref:wiki page on it )

Sapiens – YUVAL NOAH HARARI (A must read for all)

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust

“Together is better than one”

     “The sea that calls all things unto her calls me, and I must embark. For to stay, though the hours burn in the night, is to freeze and crystallize and be bound in a mould. Shall the day of parting be the day of gathering? And shall it be said that my eve was

Am I a patriot ??

  (Do not call me unpatriotic .I believe in India where there is not caste creed discrimination,no parochialism,which is inclusiveand secular and democratic- not the sham democracy we have today) My vision “Humans are divided into different clans and tribes, and belong to countries and towns. But I find myself a stranger to all communities

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Teaching

Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor