From his memoir of Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk wrote: “All happy cities resemble one another, to paraphrase what Tolstoy famously observed of families, but each melancholy city is melancholy in its own way. The saudade of Lisbon, the tristeza of Burgos, the mufa of Buenos Aires, the mestizia of Turin, the Traurigkeit of Vienna, the ennui […]
Waiting, according to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, is defined as “remaining in the state of response or inaction, until something expected happens.”
I am currently reading this book that is edited by a friend, whose blurb is written by a friend, and which some of the essays are also written by friends. Can you imagine the pressure to be even half as good as them?! The book is called Straits Eclectic: …a collection of essays from young […]
On the brink of burning out, I came with this very quick post and was very quick to rediscover the joy of learning something new everyday.
How to view the technology: with foresight, hindsight and a large percentage of hermeneutics.
Would you Instalive your journey to Congress?
Trivia: Alan Turing himself failed the crossword test before he was enrolled in Bletchley Park.
Do you know in 19th century England, you could possibly sue your neighbour for erecting buildings blocking your window’s view?
Small talks are more than just a fussy hors d’oeuvre in the age of Soylent. It’s the gooey chocolate brownie you eat before the main course — because you can.
On Frankenstein in Baghdad, reading critically and not trusting your memory.