Writing tools

Up till a year back or so, most of the tools for writers available on the internet were offline installers. You went to their website, checked out the product and if it looked useful, you could download a trial version and take it for a spin on your system. Majority were time limited shareware; they […]

Our friend Mr. Google

Google is our friend – so the saying goes. In my own experience of writing I found free Google services far better than their paid counterparts, including the offline professional ones and the emerging plethora of online subscription services for dictionary and thesaurus. Just type in ‘synonym’ or ‘definition’ followed by the word in standard […]

Spiking sugar levels

It is disconcerting how little medical science actually knows about the human body or the mind. I am pre-diabetic and need to take half a gram of Metformin twice a day but for all the information available at my fingertips, I cannot seem to control my sugar levels or even predict their value with any […]

Racial memories

The reason majority of our monsters are reptilian with horned tails and heads could well be because that is what we remember as our greatest threat up on our evolutionary tree when we were rats or close thereby. At that time our most common enemies were reptiles nearly the same size as us or bigger. […]

A kid’s first cake

My elder daughter has recently discovered the joy of baking. And so far she is loving the overall experience – and so am I. Nearly everyday she bakes a cake or cup-cakes. After a few initial problems her baking is almost perfected. She had tried many recipes from cookbooks that we had. I also found her several […]