"What are men to rocks and mountains?", Jane Austen had once said. I wonder if she might've reconsidered her position, if Alfred Nobel and Julius Wilbrand had lived and worked while she was still around.

It wouldn't be a huge ask given how early she died. Most of her work has aged tremendously well, and we could have had more.

Well, as they say, hindsight is 20/20. Not the cricket kind, though.