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Renaissance by Dr M H Srrinarahari

A homemaker was elated in describing how she could prepare chutney from tomato which she has grown in her kitchen garden in an apartment in a metro city in which she lived. Another was describing the reason for a special…

Report of the 7th National Science Fiction Conference By Dr. Srinarahari

Number seven becomes significant when it is associated with colors, weekdays, Ursa Major (Saptharishi Mandal) and others. Bertolt Bretch in “Crutches” writes, “Seven years I could not walk a step, when I to the physician …he asked me why the…

Science Fiction in India: Why Isn’t There Any? by Sudarshan Purohit

Literary traditions in India are probably more evolved and widespread than any of the western countries. By Literary traditions, I don’t mean only the recent trend towards English writing, but also the huge bodies of Hindi, national and regional language…

A Report on the VI Annual Science Fiction Conference held at Pondicherry, India on 18th and 19th of December 2004

The Annual SF conference of the Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies was held in collaboration with The Department of English, Pondicherry University, on December 18th and 19th, 2004 at the Newly constructed Seminar Hall, University campus, Pondicherry, India. Inaugural Address:…

That’s Over! By Dr. M H Srinarahari

Adbhut.in is celebrating its first anniversary! It means that its gestation period is over. The year was the testing time. Any pioneer work is really challenging. The magazine has now gained stability. I presume that it will be a smooth…

The Humanist – Dr Rajaramanna By Dr M H Srinarahari

It is generally observed that the men of science and business people who sit in ivory towers do not respond to the humanitarian situations. One such exception to the general rule is the Indian Nuclear Scientist, the minister of state…

Long Life And A Pot Of Gold by Ravindra B Ghooi

Since times immemorial man has lusted for many things. Of these, a long life and gold have been the foremost. It is lucky he achieved neither, for nothing could have been more disastrous. Superficially though it sounds nice but neither…