Essays


The Paradigm of Quantum Physics

By Pariksith Singh, MD

One of the great achievements of modern science in the last century is Quantum Physics.

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The Future of Indian Poetry

By Pariksith Singh, MD

Indian poetry in English is flat. There is no depth. This was my impression when I read some anthologies edited by Pritish Nandy few decades ago.

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Sri Aurobindo, the Challenge of a Poet

By Pariksith Singh, MD

Of all the poets over the last few centuries, Sri Aurobindo presents the most unique challenge to the reader.

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz: The Neo-Classicist

By Pariksith Singh, MD

Last night, your lost memories came to me...As spring steals into the wilderness...As the morning breeze skims the desert gently...As a patient finds solace without cause...

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The Musical Structure of Four Quartets

By Pariksith Singh, MD

The Four Quartets is a masterpiece. It is Eliot at his maturest, though perhaps not necessarily best with each line.

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The Ghazal: A Poorly Adapted Form in English

By Pariksith Singh, MD

The ghazal is perhaps one of the most exotic forms of poetry. Steeped in oriental traditions and imagery, it stands unique in being a major non-narrative lyrical form of poetry in world literature.

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Neither-Nor

By Pariksith Singh, MD

Recently, I was invited to Pondicherry Literary Festival, held August 17-19 last month. This came as a surprise request from a well-known critic and poet, Makarand Paranjape.

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