Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
My Stories
The India of our dreams The speech “I have a dr­eam,” that Martin Luther King Jr delivered on August 28, 1963, is a defining moment in the American Civil Ri­ghts movement, laying out his dream for a racially reconciled natio
All this 'time' gained and yet, none to spare How do we deal with stress or “social acceleration”? How can we have some control over the hectic pace of our life?
Perennial insights of Shakespeare Shakespeare (1564?-1616), inimitable in so many ways, is said to have died on his birthday, 23 April, 400 years ago.
Unconsciousness & knowing can’t coexist What is the role of consciousness? How can it change our life? How can we consciously live and tra­nsform our surroundings.
Black and white of morality Would you kill one innocent person to save five? Choose your answer wisely: your popularity may depend on it.
The dangers of curiosity We regard curiosity as positive and a powerful motivator.
Promoting religious literacy Recently the prestigious Harvard University has launched free online cla­sses to promote religious literacy in our contemporary times.
Own experiences, not just things A 20-year study conducted by Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University, reached a powerful and straightforward concl­usion: don’t spend your money on things.
Negative spirituality leads to more pain Negative spiritual beli­efs are associated with more pain and worse ph­ysical, mental health, a recent scientific study has found.
Here's how stories can liberate us Sometime we wonder if we aren’t doomed “to eternal indifference to the human beings who suffer” by our own callous attitude. Science offers us a modicum of hope on the subject.