Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
My Stories
When your brain “turns on” by art

When we experience art, especially together in a group, we feel connected to something larger.

Future is stranger than fiction

Silicon Valley is a place obsessed with the future, but often forgetful about the past.

The curious case of missing children

Why don’t we care for our own children?

The rise and fall of secularism

About 50 years ago,  in 1966, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion at the hands of an advancing science: “belief i

Focus is the key for creativity

Which one helps us to be creative and productive? Too busy, too distracted or deeply concentrated? It is generally taken for granted that distraction does not yield fruits.

We humans need both art & science

What about choosing between science or art? The question presents a false choice. Science and art belong to two separate realms.

The disaster that is waiting to happen

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is best known for his remarkable scientific discovery on environmental change.

The universal force of love

There has been a letter on the force of love found in numerous internet sites, claiming that it is a letter written by the best known scientist Albert Einstein to his  daughter Lieserl.

Enhancing spirituality biologically

It is generally known that the hormone oxytocin has been dubbed the “love hormone” for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more.

The art of reliving others’ experiences

Having a great time at the theatre defies logic in many ways. We’re surrounded by strangers, bombarded with unusual images and often faced with a wordless language of symbols.