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Zehra Naqvi
The mere display of power is not success The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies
—Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds)

Rajgopal Nidamboor
The biology behind cultivated wisdom We are our habits and our behaviour. We are our temperament, signature and also our fingerprint.
Kuruvilla Pandikattu
India’s greatest gift to the world What we hear most often about India these days is its “extraordinary leap into the modern world, her burgeoning prosperity, and her enormous contribution to the global economy.” And while this is all
Purnendu Ghosh
Avoiding utopian or dystopian extremes One must know the known in order to know the unknown. Knowing the known seems easier. The problem, however, with knowing the known is that there is abundance of knowledge.
Parvez Imam
Revisiting history can do us all good We often think that we understand history. We read it to pass several exams, but it seems the subject doesn’t teach us anything, or maybe we just refuse to learn.
Zehra Naqvi
What imperfections in nature teach man Each one of us has faced a time when we have been ridden with self-doubt and felt like an utter failure.
Rajgopal Nidamboor
Focus to keep your daily qualms at bay Philosophers and scientists have, for long, compared the human brain with different ideas and inventions.
Kuruvilla Pandikattu
How we can connect ourselves to others Most of us have difficulty in being true to ourselves or being authentic with others.
Purnendu Ghosh
Why an unruffled life can be hollow Happiness works best in an illusionary mind. We like this fleeting emotion to be permanent disposition of the mind, but this does not happen.
Parvez Imam
Being insensitive to the parallel universe We are witnessing a new era, a new time, a new democracy, and a new media along with promises of good days ahead. Everything seems to flow quite well. Rapes continue with all their gory sadism.

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