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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 […]

Pan Card rules changed: New rule effective for transactions more than Rs, 2.5 lakh in one FY, see more details

PAN Card rules changed: Income Tax Department has set new Pan Card guidelines to prevent illegal tax evasion which will be effective from December 5, 2018. The new Pan Card rules will be effective only for the annual financial transactions worth Rs. 2.5 lakh or more as per reports in a leading daily. Moreover, this new rule will have influence on such taxpayers who are associated with the business or […]

How to break the hate-circuit?

It is true that we hold our lives very dear to ourselves. But, do we also hold dear those traits which actually make us alive in the true sense? As none of us would be ready to exchange our lives with howsoever big an offer comes to allure us; why then we discount our humanistic ideals in exchange of trifle allurements, succumbing to the commands of our mind? One of […]

Two-point formula for a good life

Why is there widespread social and political upheaval in our present world? It is not due to injustice as is commonly assumed. It is due to an unrealistic concept of justice and an obsession with an unrealistic concept of human rights. People are living in a state of over-expectation and when they find that their expectations are not fulfilled, they react. This reaction begins from negative thinking, and then it […]