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The Ancestor’s Tale Offers a Fascinating Journey Back to our Roots

In this review published at Countercurrents, I examine Dawkins’s encylopaedia of the tree of life.

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Book review Politics

Mark Tully’s No Full Stops in India exposes the decades-long roots of contemporary India’s social chasms, systemic injustices, and communal tensions

In this article published at Qrius, I explore the continuing relevance of BBC journalist Mark Tully’s book of essays on India.

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Reading: Halfway through Dickens’s masterpiece *Bleak House*

Image Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bleak-House I’m about halfway through Dickens’s Bleak House.  This is a partial review, written as a comparison of Bleak House to Dickens’s body of work. Bleak House (1852) was the ninth of Dickens’s fifteen novels, counting the unfinished Edwin Drood.  In several respects, Bleak House is a very Dickensian novel:  Littered with characters.  […]

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Reading: A volume of Ivan Bunin’s short stories

A book of short stories by Russia’s first Nobel Laureate.

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Reading: short stories from Electric Lit and *Everything Change Climate Fiction*

Ten splendid short stories I read this week.

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Science

COVID-19: Past, Present, Future

In this article published at Countercurrents, I explore the history of zoonoses in shaping civilisation, and review the steps we must take to obviate future pandemics,

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Reading: Short Stories from Granta, the Sun, and *Everything Change Climate Fiction*

Ten splendid short stories I read this week.

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Reading: Short Stories from The Atlantic and The North American Review

Ten splendid short stories I read this week.

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Reading: Short stories from Electric Literature and Fabula Argentea

Ten splendid short stories I read this week.