Launch of Vikram S – a new era in space

Space has traditionally been the domain of sovereign nations; now there would be a need to relook at the terms of engagement with the arrival of non-sovereign players in space exploration and tourism.

Launch of ‘Arohan’

‘Arohan’ is science fiction published in Hindi by Rajkamal Publications. It is the translation of the English ‘Ascendance’ brought out by Rupa Publications in 2018

Headed for the moon …..

The next time you see the moon shining brightly in the night sky, imagine that soon it will be inhabited by humans living and working there. Humanity’s journey of moving towards other planets would then have actually begun.

Latest review of Ascendance

My book Ascendance was reviewed in the premier journal ‘Indian Literature” of the Indian Academy of Letters, Sahitya Academy.

What they see 4.0

All four of them gazed wistfully at the image of Earth that was flashing on the screen before them. It was a glorious sight – blue with its oceans and white and green patches. Humans would conquer the virus, but would they be able to conquer themselves?

Writing science fiction…

The challenge of sci-fi is that a new world with all its dimensions has to be imagined. It has to be populated by characters – living or machines – that are distinct, yet remain plausible. Keeping it believable – that is the key.