Water, Water Everywhere

(By Smriti Prakash) Water, water everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink ~ Samuel T. Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner It might sound cliche, but what seemed to me a cute rhyme learnt in the second grade actually describes the situation our world finds itself in today. The full poem actually describes the state of sailors on a cursed, becalmed ship, surrounded by salt water … Continue reading Water, Water Everywhere

Giving Out of the Goodness of our Brains

(Neha Gupta, IB Year 2) Say you’ve just gotten off the bus stop, and you’re on your way to school. In a shallow pond beside you, you see a child drowning. Do you jump in after her? Even if you didn’t push her in? Even if it’ll make you miss an important exam?  Reading this thought experiment in an obscure research paper on moral philosophy, … Continue reading Giving Out of the Goodness of our Brains