Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert

In the second book of the Dune series, we see the divergence from what would have been the regular tale of a Hero who avenged the death of his father. Instead we are treated to the beginnings of questions that will haunt us through the Dune series. How will humanity distort the original message of messiahs? Is it possible to imagine and control every single impact of mass-movements? Will that kill what it means to be human?

Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer

In June this year, I picked up Krakauer's book at the classic Oxford Book Store in Darjeeling. The Oxford Book & Stationary Store has a good collection of books and articles on the people and history of Darjeeling, Sikkim & other eastern-Himalayan countries. It also has books on Buddhism and mountain-climbing. The building facade is … Continue reading Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer

Becoming, Michelle Obama

Before Donald Trump came around, the POTUS represented a machinery that I found beautifully precise and well-oiled. A large part of this was due to soft propaganda that we had been exposed to, ever since God made Hollywood. Thus, a US president could never be an idiot. The capitalist machinery and the huge premium that … Continue reading Becoming, Michelle Obama