Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
My Stories
Generosity can be prompted in a child Developmental neuroscientists at the University of Chicago have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children.
Imperfection makes you more human For all those who live in fear of making a mistake, take heart. According to research, making mistakes makes us more, not less, likable writes clinical instructor in psychiatry, Samantha Boardman.
Between introverts and extroverts The personality traits of extroversion and introversion fall on a spectrum, and most of psychologists focus has been on the two ends.
Don’t hide your feeling of sadness We instinctively avoid sad feelings. From a very young age, we try to avoid sad feelings. We tell children and ourselves: “Don’t be sad. Cheer up. You’re fine.
Being social may help you live long We may be introverts or extroverts by nature.
Science & religion go hand in hand A PJ Abdul Kalam (1931 –2015), the 11th president of India, was career scientist turned reluctant politician and a genuine spiritual seeker.
To see the best in the other When two people initially develop a loving relationship, the bond seems almost total. But all too often, the love melts away, leaving behind an ugly puddle of contempt.
Rhythms of prehistorical sleep During the mid-1990s, sleep researcher Th­omas Wehr conducted a National Institutes of Health experiment, that he later called an exercise in “archaeology, or human paleobiology.” Wehr wanted to find
Galaxy as a spiritual adventure How much do we know about our earthly neighbours? What can we learn about the vast galaxy, taking measurement from our tiny planet earth? What is the nature of the outer space?
Moral basis for collective living Laudato si (Praise Be to You”) the second circular letter (encyclical) of Pope Francis, has the subtitle: “On the care for our common home.” In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible dev