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 that makes us divine. So how exactly does empathy work from a neurological perspective? What triggers empathy? Can we be trained to be empathetic?
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 Turkey
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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. The first insight came from a video by Professor Philip Zimbardo on the "The Secret Powers of Time". The good professor posits that we, humans, tend to…
So, what does wisdom say about matters of what the poets have called the ‘heart’?
If I had a dime for everytime I got this question from my younger one (in fifth grade), I'd have assets so disproportionate to my income that would put the local MLA to shame. "Why do I have to learn this?" Caught off guard the first few times, I drew a blank. Quickly, I learnt to come up…
Everyone’s talking about Pakistan. You can’t run for office, nay even step out of the kitchen these days without knowing your Waziris from your Mehsuds and your Lashkars from your Jaishes. Not everyone knows what they are talking about. After all, there are lots of guys over there doing some incredibly bizarre stuff, that it's not…
By contemplating the nature of light - perhaps the most ethereal and spiritual of all “things” -- we can begin to understand our own existence.