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Religion is losing importance among Americans

The Pew Research Center undertook two distinct surveys during the end of 2017 to answer the perennial question: What gives life its meaning? The first survey involved an open-ended query asking Americans to describe what makes their individual lives satisfying, meaningful, or fulfilling. The second survey had a closed-ended or forced-choice question set asking them to rate the quantum of fulfillment and meaning which they get from each of 15 […]

Knowledge is not awareness

In our search for knowledge, in our acquisitive desires, we are losing love, we are blunting the feeling for beauty, the sensitivity to cruelty; we are becoming more and more specialized and less and less integrated. Wisdom cannot be replaced by knowledge, and no amount of explanation, no accumulation of facts, will free man from suffering. Knowledge is necessary, science has its place; but if the mind and heart are […]

Cheating behaviour, human nature and decision-making

Questions concerning human nature provoke controversy across disciplines, particularly when it comes to explaining evil or ‘immoral’ behaviours. Endeavours to explain actions that are considered immoral strike at a fundamental philosophical issue: whether people are innately good and it is the world that corrupts them; or whether people are innately evil and their tainted proclivities are more or less inevitable. While it is now apparent that the extreme version of […]

Love, hate, friendship and friendliness

Friendship is love without any biological tones; it has become a rare phenomenon. It used to be a great thing in the past, but a few great things in the past have completely disappeared. It is strange that ugly things are stubborn; they don’t die easily; and beautiful things are fragile; they die and disappear very easily. Today, friendship is understood either in biological terms, economic terms, or in sociological […]

Volcano tsunami' hits Indonesia, 168 killed, nearly 700 injured

At least 43 people have been killed and over six hundred people have been wounded in a tsunami that hit Indonesia on Saturday. The tsunami is likely to have been caused by a volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa, officials said. The death toll is likely to increase. The waves hit beaches in South Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9.30 pm local time (1430 […]

Simple ways to cheer someone up

Life always has its ups and downs. But it’s not easy seeing someone we care about wear a frown. Whether it’s a bad break-up or a rough day at work, we would go through great lengths to make them feel better again. But sometimes, the way to cheer someone up is simpler than slaving in the kitchen all day. Just because you can’t give them an all-expense paid vacation doesn’t […]

This unique wedding invitation of a Kerala couple has Shashi Tharoor and Netizens impressed!

An innovative wedding invitation from Kerala is going viral for all the right reasons and has got everyone, including Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, impressed! The invite that captures the ‘chemistry’ between the couple Soorya and Vithun quite literally, was written using symbols of chemical elements and their union was described as bonding! Yes, perfect analogy, isn’t it? Calling it a “perfect chemistry”, the wedding invite represented the bride and the […]

India vs Australia: India Beat Australia For 1st Test Win Down Under In 10 Years

India scripted history on Monday by registering a win in the opening Test of a series in Australia for the very first time by clinching a victory over the hosts by 31 runs on day five at the Adelaide Oval. Australia’s tail fought valiantly on the final day of the Test, almost pulling off the impossible but India kept pegging away to finally clinch a much-deserved win on Australian soil. […]

The real man is neither proud nor humble

The religious people always go on showing humbleness: “I am nothing, I am nobody.” And if you look into their eyes, their eyes are saying just the opposite. If you watch their behaviour, it is always a projection of holier-than-thou. They go on saying, “We are nothing,” and they go on in a subtle way, in a diplomatic way, proclaiming, “We are saints.” The King asked, “Which is higher, a […]