Author archives: drvani

Did you know that too many choices overwhelm your brain

Do you always find it difficult to decide what to order for lunch? According to researchers, this is due to the phenomenon of choice overload, which occurs as a result of too many choices being available to your brain. A study conducted at California Institute of Technology by Colin Camerer reveals new insights into choice overload, including the parts of the brain responsible for it, and how many options the […]

Wasting time is wasting God

You should be established in the awareness that the Lord is ever present. You must also be prompted by the feeling that you are performing deeds for the pleasure of the Lord. This is the easiest way of achieving control of the mind. If you are prompted by feelings that your body belongs to the Lord, you will not sin with your body. On the other hand, all your efforts […]

Planning to appear for GRE or GMAT? Keep these points in mind

The evolution of Admissions processes in top-colleges has made it necessary for students to start preparing for Entrance tests at least a year in advance. To ensure the best of students, these colleges also boast a competitive minimum score requirements. Here are a few pointers for students to consider while preparing for their GMAT/GREs: First things First: Where do you stand and when will you be ready? It is advisable […]

Positive thinking is bound to crash

There is a lot of teaching out there about positive thinking and how it can transform your life. Yet, there is something about people who are always repeating positive affirmations that seem shallow. Is it that simple? Can positive thinking help you get rid of karma, or at least keep you from creating more karma? Sadhguru says the reason these people have lost depth to their life is that they […]

Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou from US and Donna Strickland from Canada awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou from the US and Donna Strickland from Canada were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Physics 2018 for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics with one half to Arthur Ashkin and the other half jointly to Gerard Mourou and Donna […]


Kangana Ranaut's "Manikarnika" teaser

The ‘queen’ of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut is ready to entice the viewers with her powerful act in ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. The film is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and presents the story of her valour and courage. It has been directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlmudi.  Kangana plays the titular role of freedom fighter Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. ‘Manikarnika” The Queen of Jhansi’ will hit […]

The value of emptiness

I am sitting here with a hot cup of tea in my left hand. I cannot drink it. It is hot, so I have to wait. Before me is a loaf of banana bread with a knife and a spoon on it. We are waiting for friends to come, so it is not cut. On my right side is a wicker basket beautifully made by some Chinese people. It is […]

Indian-origin teen wins social progress ‘Oscar’

Her #FreePeriods campaign that brought her granddad and 2,000 other protestors on Downing Street in the UK in December 2017 to demand free sanitary products for poor girls in school won 18-year-old Amika George one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress. The other awards at the ceremony in New York on Tuesday night went to Nadia Murad, 24, a Yazidi survivor […]


Dhruv Vikram's "Varma" teaser

The teaser of director Bala’s upcoming film Varma was released on Sunday. The film, which is a remake of Vijay Deverakonda starrer Arjun Reddy (2016), marks the screen debut of actor Vikram’s son Dhruv, who will be seen as a self-indulgent lover. The massive success of Arjun Reddy in Telugu made Vijay Deverakonda an overnight sensation. And besides Tamil, the film is also being remade in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor […]

Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine

“Finding a cure is always less lucrative than finding a treatment.” As science and technology grow at an exponential pace, it is pretty obvious that drugs and treatments will remain heavily incentivised. It is an unfortunate reality that our pharmaceutical companies have been prioritising expensive drugs over cure. At a time when medical expenditure is becoming a major worry and is found to have a significant influence on social security […]