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Narayoni

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I am a Ph.D in Chemistry and a book lover who also loves cats, dogs and animals in general. I am interested besides in general science, technology, astronomy, ancient history, economics, finance, medicine etc.

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Life and death

From Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

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Perspective:

From Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

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The Wizards in a nutshell!

From Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett.

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Time to murder some cheese!

From Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett.

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Narayoni, to discworld
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The meaning of being alive:
(Courtesy Death)

From Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

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Narayoni, to discworld
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A metaphor on evolution, survival and life:

From Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

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Narayoni, to discworld
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Introducing "Mrs. Evadne Cake... a medium, verging on small."

From Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

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@seth73 @bookstodon Oh yes, absolutely!

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Despite promises of reform, exploitation remains endemic in India’s sandstone industry, with children doing dangerous work for low pay – often to decorate driveways and gardens thousands of miles away.

#sandstone #mining #childlabour #modernslavery #silicosis #india
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2024/mar/28/how-child-labour-in-india-makes-the-paving-stones-beneath-our-feet?utm_term=6607e2aa820a056bb91da084652ccd9f&utm_campaign=TheLongRead&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=longread_email

Narayoni, to discworld
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That's an apt play on words! Poor Windle!

From Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett.

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Narayoni, to Quotes
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On the "cultivation" of happiness.

From Villette by Charlotte Bronte.
@bookstodon #bookquotes #quotes #quotations #charlottebronte #villette #literature #englishliterature #books #happiness

Narayoni, to science
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This study shows that Individual neurons coordinate to produce rhythmic waves that propel fluid through dense brain tissue, aiding the removal of debris from the brain. Understanding the process can help in neurodegenerative diseases.

#science #research #brain #neurology #immunology #neuroimmunology #neurodegenerativediseases
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-024-07108-6#citeas

Narayoni, to books
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Ah yes, written while dealing with the boredom of waiting for the ferry 🤣

(from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, by Douglas Adams)

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Indeed what are we to do with man?! 🤦🏼‍♀️

(from Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, P&V translation)

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An anatomy of gossip... 🤣

(from Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol)

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A bunch of highly talented musicians indeed 🤣

From Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

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Narayoni, to books
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Mr Cthulhu is being interviewed for the position of “Resident God”: 🤣

(from And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series)

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Narayoni, to news
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‘A declaration of war on the Ecuadorian state’
A live news broadcast on an Ecuadorian TV channel was interrupted by a group of masked men carrying guns, grenades, and dynamite. The broadcast continued for at least 15 minutes. Then the signal was cut off. The astonishing scenes in the city of Guayaquil were part of a series of audacious coordinated attacks by members of Ecuadorian gangs.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/09/ecuador-gangs-wave-terror-state-of-emergency?utm_term=659e3f3a0e652f1f40266ff31942dc82&utm_campaign=FirstEdition&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=firstedition_email

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They are so hilarious! Just started with Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol and I'm loving Gogol's humorous writing style 🤣

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@pivic @bookstodon I am actually reading the P&V translation. I had heard this critique about their translation being too literal, thus making the English sound weird. Now I don’t know Russian, and I am not a native English speaker. So I cannot really give an informed opinion of their translation. However, I have read and enjoyed their translations of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Master And Margarita and more. I don't remember finding their English to be clunky or... 1/2

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@pivic @bookstodon or weird sounding, or hard to understand. I have found that I prefer their translation over some others that I have tried. I think since I unfortunately can't read in the original language, I better read a translation that is at least accurate and also enjoyable. However, which English translation would you suggest?

Narayoni, to books
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Mort is a funny, heartwarming introduction to Death, one of the major Discworld characters. It starts off with Death deciding to take on an apprentice, Mort. Turns out, Death loves curry, has an adopted daughter, Ysabell, and gets REALLY UPSET and VERY ANGRY indeed when people harm or kill cats and kittens. And he rides a horse who is most adorably named Binky.
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https://bookwyrm.social/user/Narayoni/review/3447407

Narayoni, to books
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@Malachite @bookstodon @bookstadon yes, I love that too ☺️

Narayoni, to books
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History is simply resilient....

(from Mort by Terry Pratchett, Discworld series)
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