Kuruvilla PandikattuIf science swapped places with religion In the 17th century, most philosophers were religious believers, whereas today most seem to be atheists.
Purnendu GhoshOur minds are selfish as well as cooperative The spirit of festivity is part of our psyche. Diwali has just passed. It is the festival of give and take. How cheerful the festival was is measured in terms of how the market reacted.
Zehra NaqviHow smells evoke strong memories Remember that time when a passing fragrance transported you to the days of your first love? Or when the aroma of a special dish brought back the joys of childhood?
Rajgopal NidamboorSynchronous balance is vital for one and all Imagine that you are playing an electronic game, or actually hitting the buttons with your fingers.
Kuruvilla PandikattuWhat we can learn from agnosticism As an agnostic, the American writer David Breeden is aware that agnostics are often seen as fence-sitters — the tepid ones choosing neither hot nor cold.
Purnendu GhoshAre we becoming way too impatient? Too much expectation makes one impatient. We don’t like to wait. We easily break the queue when stuck in a line. We are not afraid to use the incessant horn when it is absolutely not required.
Parvez ImamWhere survival depends on greed Far away in another galaxy hangs a planet occupied by a crazy race (‘race’ because they are always racing against each other).
Zehra NaqviWhy creative pursuits make for vibrant lives A happy life is a life lived fully; or at least one that’s perceived to be lived fully.
Kuruvilla PandikattuWhy are choices important to life? Our memory is extremely personal, while at the same time, supremely collective. We all have our own particular catalogue of recollections.
Purnendu GhoshIf life has no meaning, is it even worth living? It is said that meaning is like a large map or web, gradually filled in by the cooperative work of countless generations and meaningful life depends upon our requirement and interest, and is understoo