Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
My Stories
Rediscover the serenity of silence

We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to experience. This may be damaging both our spiritual and physical health.

Religious and mental well-being

On World Mental Health Day, October 10, it is apt to reflect on the intimate connection between religion and mental health.

What death can teach us about life

What can death teach us about living?  How does it contribute to a deeper and more meaningful life?  How can death make us live our lives more compassionately and lovingly?

What it means to be in the flow...

Spirituality has been making an interesting comeback in recent years.

Feeling bad about feeling bad

Everyone feels bad at times. What about feeling bad about feeling bad? A recent study, published in Washington Post, shows that feeling bad about feeling bad can make us feel worse.

Science is not an enemy of faith

A call to be mutually supportive of each other has been made to science and religion in James G Martin’s latest book Revelation Through Science.  Martin, a retired American politician who serv

When cohabiting includes microbes

When we share lives together, there is much more than emotional or spiritual bond.

Can drugs enhance spiritual experience?

Can controlled intake of drugs enhance religious experience. Can we compare the functioning of such drugs with other religious practices like prayer and meditation? 

A leader with purpose garners more respect

We know that in one’s personal life, purpose is very significant. It is equally true of organisations and their leaders.

Lead kindly, and you will go places

We know some bosses who are cruel beyond imagination.  Their very presence is enslaving. They cause so much of harm to the subjects under them.