Would you make a split second decision to kill one person to save five others? Welcome to the trolley problem.
A letter from an ordinary citizen of India. To whomsoever it may concern.
A wonderful aspect of Hindu cosmology is that it is consonant with that of modern scientific cosmology.
What is creativity?
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 Church of South India. The class was an eclectic mix of rich and not-so-rich, mostly Tamil, Malayali and Telugu speaking, Christian, Muslim and Hindu…
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 is rather, as he tells us, “to raise consciousness,” which is quite another thing.
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 by those (increasingly rare) Satyameva Jayate moments, when we sit down and pretend to care about our fellow citizens. Why are we a nation of dimwitted fools?
A short interpretation of a “bliss mantra” from the Taitriya Upanishad in the Vedas.