The Tragedy in Allahabad

Oh, the Power of Faith and Frenzy More than thirty pilgrims  who had come to wash away their sins at the confluence of two actual and one no-longer existent river, died in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station a couple of days ago on their way back to wherever they came from. This was […]

On Two Short Stories

Finished re-reading Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener in which the taciturn hero is hard-working and focused in his job of copying documents, but is adamant about not doing anything else he is asked to do by his boss at the Wall Street Law Firm where he was working. The story was at times tedious, because […]