Lycanthrope: Werewolves from mythology and beyond

– Aparna Chatterjee Human curiosity knows no limit. While this fascination can lead to the discovery of the theory of relativity and compel others to some lucid dream, human-animal hybrid characters leave no stone unaltered in arousing the imagination of curiosity-seekers worldwide. We have angels, human-like figures with wings, Sekhmet, a woman with a cat head, Centaurs having the upper body of a human and … Continue reading Lycanthrope: Werewolves from mythology and beyond

The Dark comedy-an alternate form of humor

   – Satyakam Ray Here goes a 100% true story. Once, an IAS officer, very respected for his work ethic and integrity, retired from service. His phone, emails, and social media accounts were inundated with congratulatory messages. But one question kept on coming asking him what he would do to kill time. All the questions were good-intended though bother the “recently retired” bureaucrat. One day … Continue reading The Dark comedy-an alternate form of humor

Celebration of Lyadh

– Satyakam Ray The time is 11 pm. Popcorn, snacks & coke is all set for a blithesome weekend binge-watching. You start the Netflix show on TV, being comfortably placed on the couch, and titillate yourself by vicarious exploits. Suddenly you realize the remote is not close by, and you have to increase the volume. By a cursory glance, you find out that the hiccup … Continue reading Celebration of Lyadh

How to deal with the family WhatsApp group?

– Satyakam Ray Technology has made the gap between extended family members a little bit narrow by introducing us to WhatsApp. This short article is all about the social coherence of the extended family WhatsApp group. The burgeoning family intimacy and urge to connect socially generally lead to creating a great extended family WhatsApp group. Usually, any uncle or aunt leads the way in this … Continue reading How to deal with the family WhatsApp group?

Sheepish grin Vs. Blushing chuckle

– Satyakam Ray Imagine you are in a hurry to the office as you’re already late by an hour. You live on the 8th floor of a skyscraper building, and the only way of communication downwards is the lift. Without any delay, you go inside the lift and look at the phone absent-mindedly, checking the work schedule. 2 minutes later, you are still on the … Continue reading Sheepish grin Vs. Blushing chuckle

Friends’ reunion: What’s your friends’ best moment?

– Satyakam Ray How you doin’? – the iconic hook-up line of Joey will ring a bell in the minds of friends’ generations- the 1990s youths. The all-time best sitcom aired between 1994 to 2004 for over ten seasons. But the show’s power is so great that it’s still in the top 10 trending on Netflix India and is still watched by billions worldwide. The … Continue reading Friends’ reunion: What’s your friends’ best moment?

Can We build the next Silicon Valley in Bangalore?

– Satyakam Ray What makes Silicon valley so special and how we can make our own Bangalore as the next big thing in tech. industry. Read on to find out. San Jose, in the US, and Evoma coworking space in Whitefield, Bangalore, or costa coffee in Koramangala, Bangalore – have one thing in common. They are central focal points for many budding young entrepreneurs (especially … Continue reading Can We build the next Silicon Valley in Bangalore?

Do we Indians lack scientific literacy?

–Satyakam Ray In the past, one Union education minister said that astrology was above science in a parliament debate in 2014. In hindsight, the statement was a precursor to what’s coming our way regarding policy decision-making. The idea to promote the selling of Bhabhiji Papad as an immunity booster for Corona has gone well, with many persons possessing non-scientific temperaments. But the real scientist community … Continue reading Do we Indians lack scientific literacy?

Women Entrepreneurship-An Indian Perspective and How much it can contribute to the economy?

– Satyakam Ray Pattachitra- the scroll-based traditional painting known for its mythological narrative and folktales inscribed in it, an art form primarily practiced in Odisha, is in grave danger due to the cunning of middlemen. The exquisite hand-crafted illustrations are not getting their due price and credit but also their struggling master-makers- the magnificent artisans.  Comes to the rescue- Zola India. Founded by an art geek … Continue reading Women Entrepreneurship-An Indian Perspective and How much it can contribute to the economy?

Anonymous- online sneaky royals

    – Satyakam Ray Being shrouded by masks, and well versed in breaching security networks, the Anonymous hackers are creating a new brand of internet activism. Read on to find out… Despite the international ban on hunting whales, it was a widespread practice in Iceland to hunt them down for profits. Icelandic company HValue made a massive amount of money through this illicit practice of … Continue reading Anonymous- online sneaky royals