The Demise of Bookstores

7 mins read

A home without books is like a body without a soul. Brick and Mortar bookstores are dying and e-commerce companies like Amazon, Flipkart etc are their killers. Nothing against the…

Critical Thinking

15 mins read

Critical thinking is highly acclaimed as the best way to train your mind to think better. It is a way to improve your quality of thinking through rational and unbiased…

Living in the Bubble

4 mins read

We have been living in manicured gated communities for quite sometime now. Inside the gates of these gated communities, we live amidst planned, manicured gardens with swimming pools and kid…

Living with SARS-CoV-2

3 mins read

We may have to live with C19 for months or years. Don’t deny or panic. Don’t make your life a misery. Let’s learn to live with this reality. You can’t…

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The Elephant in the Brain

55 mins read

What makes people tick? The Elephant in the Brain by Kevin Simler (Twitter) and Robin Hanson (Twitter) is a book that puts an uncomfortable spotlight on self-deception and the true…

Public Education and Mainstream Media

15 mins read

“Resist much obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved; once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty.” Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass…

We need to RECLAIM the Internet

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The rise of disinformation, online abuse and extremism has shown the web isn’t the glowing network of knowledge, community and togetherness we once hoped it could be. Is there a…

Past Life Regression

13 mins read

Past life regression (PLR) is the alleged journeying into one’s past lives while hypnotized. While it is true that many patients recall past lives, in actuals they are false memories.…

The Allegory of the Cave

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The Allegory of the Cave is a story from Book VII in the Greek philosopher Plato’s masterpiece “The Republic,” written in BCE 517. It is probably Plato’s best-known story, and its placement…

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Sapiens

31 mins read

In a nutshell Human history has been shaped by three major revolutions: the Cognitive Revolution (70,000 years ago), the Agricultural Revolution (10,000 years ago), and the Scientific Revolution (500 years…

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Man’s Search for Meaning

13 mins read

In Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl tells his story of surviving a concentration camp and how this experience led to his theory on the importance of meaning in one’s…

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Ikigai

11 mins read

Ikigai – a Japanese way of life which encompasses ideas like: what we love to do, what we’re good at, and what the world actually needs. The place where they…

Losing Friends on the Internet

8 mins read

A friend on mine turns into a completely different person while driving his car. While driving, he blurts out expletives at anyone he deems deserving. In person, however, he’s the…

Innovations Leading the Fight to Save our Forests

3 mins read

Forests are critical to the health of the planet. They sequester carbon, regulate global temperatures and freshwater flows, recharge groundwater, anchor fertile soil and act as flood barriers. They harbour…

Being Truly Educated

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What does it mean to be truly educated? Classically, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt was a Prussian philosopher, linguist, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University…

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Think

1 min read

What is the most powerful two-word sentence that a teacher can use? ‘Think again’ Yeah, that’s it. Just these two simple words. Using the words ‘Think Again‘ can transform children…

Life Skills should be Mandatory in School

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A student spends nearly 14 years in a school and when he/she graduates to enter life as an adult, though knowledgeable about many academic and extra curricular subjects, but experience…

A Desirable Learning Place

1 min read

The idea is to have a learning place where kids can be sent to learn about topics not covered in conventional public school education. Topics like personal finance, relationships, the…

Augmented vs Non-Augmented

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Brain Computer integration in future will enhance the natural capabilities of human beings. It calls for creating some vocabulary to differentiate between human performances which are augmented or non-augmented. Two…