World of Romantics

Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived in Somerset neighbours to Coleridge and his young wife Sara Fricker in 1797. The four never formed a quartet of equal minds. Adam Nicolson demonstrates what Coleridge had actually written in this spellbinding recreation of the making of Romantic poetry amid the Somerset Quantock Hills – was that “tho’…

Engineering minds

  Engineering and infrastructure  with stimulating and significant ideas in the latest John Browne’s book with empathy for history and place including 15th century Venice highlighting in addition to its trade, ships , glass and architecture, printing centre pioneering the spread of ideas in a Renaissance version of today’s internet and iPhone. L Serenissima was…

How hamburgers changed America

 America is continent populated by migrants who either displaced or killed the indigenous people and it is interesting historians tell the story of America through a particular movement or group.  Joshua Specht examine the industries that helped make America rich and prosperous as well as environmental and political pattern have come back to bite America…

English Philosophy for open-minded readers

Ree in Witcraft declines to trace a single royal road through redundant errors towards a irrefutable truth.  In 1601, Hamelt teases Horatio about the “more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophie” and in 1951, Ludwig Wittenstein tells a friend that his later work should carry a motto from King…

Feuds of the Titans

In November 1788, George III went mad.  The feuds of two giants of 18th century politics offer a flavour to Britain;s present Brexit woes. “ He is now a compleat lunatic”, wrote the Prince of Wales, after reports that is father had been shaking hands with a tree in Windsor Park, believing the old oak…

Bitcoin billionaires

Bitcoin Billionaires is a tale of Winklevoss twins and their outrageous venture into the chaotic world of cryptocurrency bitcoin exploring the techno-ideological experiments and financial manias. Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of the Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House comes his latest Bitcoin Billionaires.  Harvard educated identical twins Cameron and Tyler…

Mammoothy introduces Pappu Zebra mascot

Kerala Superstar actor Mammooty introduced the new Pappu Zebra, the mascot of Kerala Police’s road safety awareness campaign in 3D animation through his Facebook page. The mascot created by Nandan Pillai was initially launched on June 3, 2009, and was so successful it won the International Media Safety Award for the best Road Safety awareness…

Women who took Silicon Valley’s male culture and won

Over the past five years Silicon Valley the US tech sector has been submerged by stories of sexual harassment and discrimination. Julian Guthrie’s latest book  “ Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who took On Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime”,  charts the lives of four impressive female businesspeople and investors…

Havana: every vice was permissible and every trade possible

Graham Greene, the former MI6 officer had stumbled upon the ideal setting for a comic espionage story. Cuba was a paradise especially for those with time and money to burn in search of a story. The British novelist and former spy Graham Greene chose Cuba’s capital as the setting of his 1958 spy novel Our…

Techno-Thriller

A novel set in 2039 written by Quantum physicist and broadcaster Al-Khalili, who visualises a plausible apocalypse as Earth’s magnetic field is weakening and if and when it fails altogether, the planet’s surface will be exposed to lethal levels of radiation from space. Super storms wreak havoc and satellite communications fail, an international group of…