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Disintegrating the Beatles

A few years ago I had disintegrated the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles for my university class midterm. Obviously, I am as much of a lay man as any other, but just have had a keen interest in Beatles and their music since a very young age. I have revamped the same and share it for your reading pleasure. This was originally written on 20 April 2008. The midterm asked us to evaluate the songs of any album and then restructure the album listing as per what we thought was more suitable for the songs and flow of music. In order to evaluate the songs and structure I created a few metrics that would help differentiate one song from the other. The criteria were ‘ Happiness Quotient ', ‘ Musical Value and Effect ', ‘ Lyrical value and content ' and a ‘ Craziness/Catchiness Bonus '. Each criterion (except Craziness Bonus) is on a scale of 1 to 10. The Craziness bonus (1 or 2) is given to a song that I feel stands out amongst other songs and ha

Closeness in the time of Cholera

Great Britain for India, Donald Trump for the Democrats, Iran and North Korea for most of the world, and Coronavirus COVID-19 for all of the world.  It takes a great adversary to bring together hundreds of millions of people together. It might not be seen, it might not be felt, but it may be within us. Today, we are fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus that started from China but has now spread throughout the world in a very short span of time. It's significant to realize that in these troubled times countries must collaborate and provide transparent information to one another, whether friend or foe, to ensure that the virus is eradicated and isn't able to spread further, to protect themselves and the rest of humanity. There is one common adversary today. That is the reason why all have come together. It was inevitable. This is human nature. We need a reason, we need meaning, we need fear. This is what the Bible predicted, this is what all other scriptures write about.