Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tasteless - Donation by Punjab to an Exclusive School

Among the most tasteless news I came across recently was the donation by Punjab Government to an exclusive school. It is a reflection of state of mind of the leaders. They are impervious to the difference between the interest  of the state and their personal interest. Like the kings of old days, they seem to regard themselves as synonymous with the state.

Hopefully, internet technologies will enable a change in the way people organize societies and, hopefully, evolve towards anarchy. (For an introduction to anarchy - In Praise of Anarchy, Parts I, II and III )

Living for ever? Boredom will kill me

After learning about the possibility of living much longer by studying the bats, I am relieved to have found an antidote. The thought of living for ever or much longer makes me shudder. I used to get bored in 3 years. This time I was bored in just a year and half of teaching.

I loved science fiction novels until I read Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. After that, every science fiction novel I tried to read was boring. Obviously, I do not regard Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go as a science fiction novel.

Aside from Ishiguro, I have not found a modern author who appealed to me after reading Ian McEwan. So, there is little chance of finding happiness by having more time to read. The problem would be to find what would not bore me!