Girish Bharadwaj has thrown a new perspective of ‘LIGHT’ in the book ‘LIGHT, MOLECULAR MECHANISM & SLEEP (BASICS)’. Light is universal and seen as a positive concept from spirituality to philosophy. As a young scientist Einstein also was fascinated with light and wanted to glide with the light. This thought process led him to come up with the theory of relativity! As a person who is amazed by the topics of physics, I probably never thought beyond the physical aspects of light. However, when something is so pervasive, universal, and to some extent even existential for life then it is bound to make a profound impact on living beings.
As I write this review experiencing the Nordic Summer, I cannot appreciate the ‘light’ better than anyone else. Also, with modern luxury comes the built environment and artificial lifestyles. This book explores the topic of light and how it has impacted the biological processes of humans. It also touches upon the topic of loss of sleep and other negative impacts due to wrong lighting environments in their surroundings. I hope that Mr. Girish would work more on this topic to make it more accessible and approachable for the layman. As in the modern times, good sleep is the new luxury and the common man seems to be deprived of it!
Reviewed by Sachin Gaur, Executive Editor, InnoHEALTH Magazine