Category Archives: literature

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco passed away on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 84. I am deeply saddened. He was a great intellectual. He has been a novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician. He will be remembered. Italy’s prime … Continue reading

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Stephen Wolfram on Richard Feynman

There is a gem of an article by Stephen Wolfram titled “A Short Talk About Richard Feynman.” I found these comments from that article very interesting: “I think Feynman—at least in the years I knew him—was much more driven by … Continue reading

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How can someone write more than 500 books in his lifetime?

I just learned that Isaac Asimov wrote more than 500 books in his lifetime. His first book was published when he was 30 years old. He died at the age of 72. He wrote for 42 years. His average was … Continue reading

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Electronic Edition of the Works of P.R.Sarkar (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti)

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (May 21, 1921 – October 21, 1990), also known by his spiritual name Shrii Shrii Anandamurti was one of the highest expressions of Universal Teacher in human history. He was the founder of Ananda Marga. He was … Continue reading

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J.D. Salinger and Swami Vivekananda

Today, I was reading the news about L.A. Lauder’s 1 billion dollar gift to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in the form of an art collection. Buried in the news article was a tidbit of information that another … Continue reading

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Textual Analysis and Psychological Dictionaries

It is becoming common these days for researchers to comb through and process large data sets such as tweets and other web based data. The purpose of such research is to determine the general mood of the society. Researchers are … Continue reading

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Only You Exist

The original poem written in Turkish on July 25, 2012 . Bir kalb sızısıyla başlar böyle hisler ama Bugün öyle değil Bugün sızlamıyor kalbim. Güzel yüzler parlayıp kayboluyorlar Takılmıyorum güzelliğe. Şehir de parıltılı bugün, Herşey ışık dolu. Aynalar gereksiz bugün … Continue reading

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The Paris Review Interviews

The Paris Review opened up its archives of the interviews with famous poets and authors. The interviews are available online free of charge. I started reading these fascinating interviews. Each one is providing great insights into the lives of these … Continue reading

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