Science and technology have always invoked interest in me. My way of killing time is to watch channels of the like of National Geographic Channel, Discovery Science, etc. I think it comes from a need to understand and decipher the whats, the whys, the hows of everything around us. On this subject, I have liked reading A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson, A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking.

One particular arm of science, cosmology, is of particular interest. It is fascinating to learn how it all began, varieties of galaxies and stars, supernovae, and the relatively weirder aspects like black holes, time travel, greater dimensions, dark matter, dark energy, etc. I particularly loved watching Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. I pity my friends who watched it with me but were finding it difficult to keep up with what was happening and why. Ready clarifications & explanations were available to them in the form of me! God’s secret formula by Dr. Peter Plichta presented a mathematical spin on how the universe works. After all, the answer to life, the universe and everything could, indeed, be 42!

Christopher Nolan’s Inception was another that I really enjoyed watching.