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Faraday's Two Lucky Days

Imagine this: There’s someone who you really admire so you decide to write that person letters of interest amounting to more than 300 pages. After doing so, you carefully bind these letters in leather to give it a sense of splendor and suave. 1,192 more words


Celebrating Cinema: 5 Reasons You Should Know About this Pioneer of New Wave

Adoor Gopalakrishnan, a name synonymous with revolutionising not just Malayalam cinema, but Indian cinema, was born in Kerala’s Travancore on July 3, 1941. Gopalakrishnan is a… 291 more words


Letters to the Power Plant #42 -- Moving Around Dell

After I left the power plant and went to work for Dell on August 20, 2001, I wrote letters back to my friends at the plant letting them know how things were going.   598 more words


Patience (Oliver) Croasmun

On this day, 27 June, 1828, Patience (Oliver) Croasmun, my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather, died.

Circa 1767, Patience Oliver was born in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Joseph Oliver and Dorothy Pettis. 650 more words


Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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I do not usually read biographies, but for a reading challenge I had to choose one.

Since on my workplace I was given a Mac to work with (laptop brand I don’t like because of the policy of closure and control), I decided to read the biography of its creator, … 176 more words


Movie Review: Holding the Man

How would you feel if you know you killed the love of your life? That’s the dilemma Tim Conigrave finds himself in when his partner – his husband – of 15 years is diagnosed with HIV. 625 more words


'Harry Potter': Daniel Radcliffe, J.K. Rowling, more celebrate 20th anniversary

Harry Potter has officially turned 20, and Muggle celebrities everywhere are taking to Twitter in celebration.

The book that started it all, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone… 807 more words