Kuruvilla PandikattuGenuine spirituality means true humanity Every religion promises salvation to its followers. Rarely do we find someone who claims that salvation is experiencing one’s own honesty and integrity. Every religion has a mission.
Purnendu GhoshWhy art and science are natural partners Art is qualitative and is generally associated with emotions. Science is more quantitative than qualitative and is generally associated with intelligence. Science tries to achieve perfection.
Parvez ImamWhy we all have blood on our hands What does the Jammu and Kashmir flood make us think? First, relief and rescue operations. A lot of good samaritans got on to that, like in every other disaster, be it the Tsunami or a communal riot.
Rajgopal NidamboorHow synchronous empathy helps us All of us are in an undulating ‘hypnotic’ state. A pat on the back, at the beginning of the day, is an invite to happiness. A rebuff, likewise, has a wobbly, cascading effect.
Kuruvilla PandikattuWarren Buffett’s key to happiness Despite being the second richest American, Warren Buffett still lives in the home he purchased for $31,500 in 1958.
Purnendu GhoshIntellectual capital in life’s second innings Many retired people find it hard to slow down in life. Many possess the desire to give back the knowledge and expertise they have accumulated over the years.
Parvez ImamDoes a piece of paper define your identity? Papers are not papers, after all! Just like you are not you unless you have a paper saying who you are. What an irony. Are human beings reduced to ‘numbers and papers’ to validate their existence?
Zehra NaqviFaith, logic and the question of eternity Reason and faith are usually considered at right angles to each other; compromising by existing as parallel lines.
Rajgopal NidamboorCultivate empathy to live in harmony Just like how loneliness is agony worse confounded by murky isolation and solitude is bliss, optimism always emerges in the midst of growing turmoil.
Kuruvilla PandikattuPoetry often links culture and society Does poetry matter? Writing an opinion column in The New York Times, poet David Biespiel relates poems to the aspirations of collective humanity.