Would you make a split second decision to kill one person to save five others? Welcome to the trolley problem.
I stopped watching television news a long time back. Here's why.
India's approach to Pakistan is messed up. Here's why.
No country or culture has been able to stop them. Is there such a thing as a 'rapist' gene? What are the fundamental causes? And what are the proximate
A letter from an ordinary citizen of India. To whomsoever it may
A wonderful aspect of Hindu cosmology is that it is consonant with that of modern scientific cosmology.
What is creativity?
The argument against capital punishment: “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Hanging a murderer is to seek retribution and to not …
What captures the doctrine of Hinduism? Some say that it is the Ramayana. Others say it is the Bhagavad Gita. Yet others will point to Vedanta.
I’m writing about something that happened a long time back. In fact, it was so long back that I was in 8th standard in school. My school was run by the …
When it comes to his own specialty, evolutionary biology, there is none better than Richard Dawkins. But the purpose of this book is not to explain science. It …
What is the Higgs boson? Why is it called the God particle? How can you find it?
Indians occupy a special place in the pantheon of insensitivity. We are a nation of uncaring, indifferent boors, whose lives are only occasionally punctuated …
A short interpretation of a “bliss mantra” from the Taitriya Upanishad in the
Empathy is the ability to view the world from another’s perspective. Of all emotions, it’s empathy that makes us human. Some would even say it’s empathy …
If Rome is the eternal city, Istanbul has to be the timeless city, having endured centuries of struggle and change. Notes from a recent trip to
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It's easy to understand why Rahul Dravid is a hero. But..
A simple guide to the 2G scam. What every concerned Indian citizen should know.
We live in an incredibly fascinating world. I found more evidence of this in the last couple of weeks while reading a couple of different but related articles. …