The Scientific Indian

Archives for July, 2010

A powerful and deeply shocking artistic rendition by Isao Hashimoto. From here. The perverse Danse Macabre of our own times. When we see human folly rendered on a compressed historical canvas, it is all the more clear how precarious our personal survival is. Nidhi, my 3 year old daughter, saw me watching this and asked:…

School Assembly Prayer

Prayer, according to Martha, a clever girl, and therefore not a believer. From Julian Barnes novel “England, England”: Alfalfa, who farts in Devon, Bellowed be thy name. Thy wigwam come. Thy swill be scum In Bath, which is near the Severn. Give us this day our sandwich spread, And give us our bus-passes, As we…