Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
My Stories
The happy wisdom of the elderly When are we the happiest? When resea­rchers ask people to assess their own well-being, people in their 20s rate themselves highly. Then there’s a decline as people get sadder in middle age.
Why we need to save our languages We are faced with the extinction of most of the world’s 6,000 languages, a great many of which are spoken by small groups of indigenous people. Why should we care?
Defining success differently Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life, they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction.
Promoting peace through psychology Looking around the world of violence and bloodshed, we are tempted to believe that war is inevitable, conflict is unavoidable.
Gaining wisdom through stories We live in a world awash with information, but we seem to face a growing scarcity of wisdom. What’s worse, we confuse the two.
Making a move towards newness We often feel inspired to make a fresh start at the beginning of a new year. So everyone has many new year resolutions around this time.
Finding the missing child of Christmas Christmas is basically the feast of a helpless child.
So, how is your eudemonia doing? A recent scientific study of 9,050 English people with an average age of 65 found that the people with the greatest wellbeing were 30 per cent less likely to die during the average eight and a half ye
Go from the ‘pits’ to spiritual resurgence It is a given in today’s world that material acquisitions, such as latest high-tech gadgets, carry and ‘emote’ ideologies that govern our lives.
When religion and science intersect B est selling American novelist Dan Brown, whose six books have sold over 200 million copies and been translated into 50 languages, with two of them — Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code — becomi