You know what’s amazing and horrible at the same time? Science-shows hosted by celebrities. It’s heartening to see that there is a big appetite for science, but we need celebrities to explain it to us. Don’t get me wrong, I loved watching Robert Downey Jr. explain AI in the most dumbed-down way possible. I am completely for talented people explaining stuff to us. I think this needs to be adopted in schools, which is what schools should be doing in the first place, but you know, grades are a thing.

What worries me is that Science shouldn’t require popularisation. If it takes big names to ‘popularise’ AI, black holes and genetics, then that means there is something wrong with us. It also has the opposite effect where, celebrities can mislead the public by spreading misinformation backed by nonsense-science. Explaining it to us is one thing, but we need to know these things exist. We need to know that the Earth is 4,500,000,000 years old ,and that humans have existed only for 200,000 years . We need to know this stuff. No one should have to ‘popularise’ it. Why do we need to know this stuff, you ask? To understand how stuff works, to know what we are made of, to know our place in the universe, which I believe, could help us find the meaning of life.

Education needs help

I am now at a point in my life where the only thing I look forward to the most are the weekends. Today is a weekend, and I have a cold, and a fever, and I’ve got things to say.

On the 9th of September, a woman was murdered, thrown into a river by the natives of her village, who branded her a witch who had brought ‘misfortune’ to their village. She had a five-year-old kid who was also held ‘responsible’ for the ‘misfortune’. So the kid was also thrown in along with her mother.

Can education help us? If the people involved in this motherfuckery of a situation were educated, would this have happened? I advocate education every chance I get, but then people say the educated are as messed up as the uneducated. 


Beacons of hope

It’s a Sunday evening, and I’m at a random charity event(as you do), waiting for the free food to arrive. While aimlessly wandering through the building, I met a very enthusiastic gentleman. Dude just wouldn’t stop talking. He was so excited to meet me, and talk to me about his little dream. He said he’s the founder of an organization that helps fund the education of underprivileged children. And I thought to myself,” well…this is it. If I ever do something good for society, it’s going to be this”. The talkative man invited me to come visit his village, and that’s what I did. This past weekend, along with a friend, I made a trip, far, far away, to the village of “exciting changes”. I was in an adventurous mood for the whole trip. I felt like a mountaineer. I felt the oxygen drop as we travelled further, but soon realized that it was my fat body trying to resist exercise. Plus, we weren’t near any mountains. So, I get there and meet up with the talkative man. He offers to take us to the homes of the students who he’s supporting. So, we went to meet the families. One of them was a family of farmers.


At each house, as soon as we reached, these young minds, these little beacons of hope, came out to greet us. Those were the students. We met each and every one of them personally, talked to them about their hopes and their dreams. I observed the relationship between the talkative man and the parents of the kids. They treated him like a God. This frightened me a little bit. So while returning home, I turned to my friend and asked him, “you think he’ll rape these kids?”. “I don’t think so”, he said. “I think he’s just an honest guy who wants to give something back”.

There’s something wrong here

Newspaper article 1

A lady has a dream. She wants to build a small house for her small family. She starts saving money in cash. She manages to save a little bit of money. One day, she learns about demonetization. But by the time she begins to understand it, it’s already too late. Fearing the police may take action against her, she dumps all her hard earned money in a river.

Amount of money she dumped in the river: 139000 Rupees

I almost forgot to mention that she has a speech and hearing impairment.

Newspaper article 2

Religious devotees finds out that one of their holy sites is in a dilapidated condition. They contribute money to give the site a facelift.

Amount of money donated: 5000000 Rupees

How to deal with a ghost encounter

Have you ever gone to lock the door late at night, switched off the lights, and happen to see a tall, dark figure standing in a corner of the room, staring right at you?. As delightful as that sounds, there are chances that the whole experience can get a little tricky. So here are a few tips. My advice is to try and connect with it. Reason with it. Ask it why it has such poor taste in clothing. Try to find common ground, you know, like you were on a date. Ask if it is feeling depressed. Also, why do ghosts have to look like a woman to appear scary? That’s a little sexist I think. Also, are there gay ghosts? By the way, a demon and a ghost are two completely different things. I hate it when I hear people say, “aren’t they the same thing?”. No they are not! That’s like saying Gene Jackman and Hugh Jackman are the “same thing” because their names sound similar. One’s a wolverine and the other’s a nobody(no offence). I believe in equal opportunity. My dream is to be haunted by beautiful, transgender spirits.

I was born this way. There is nothing I can do about it.