• Culture and Society

    Marvelous Memory Men

    Much of our memory is reliant on the association we create with the perceived information and the underlying emotion. The depth of information registered being proportional to the level of attention committed. While some experts quote that the information once taken is imprinted in our memory banks permanently, the recollection of which is where most people face difficulty in. Relevance and repetition immensely assists memory recall. Another factor being the weird effect- the more outlandish the object under the mind’s observation, the easier it is to remember. The subject of memory is a distinguishing one, for it is memory that acts as the mind’s platter. While most consider the priceless…

  • Culture and Society

    The Error on balance

    “So you’re good at art, must be right-brained. It should be hard to grasp numbers I bet. And you there, love math you say, best stay away from linguistics.” Thus, we see a tendency shared by most, that wants it either this or that, but can’t digest anything else. I’m here to annihilate this bias of compartmentalising skill, talent and certain traits, which chokes the possibility of discovering newer perspectives and possibilities. Intelligent and frail, Rich and unhappy, Spiritual and ascetic are some traits best seen together else reality breaks for most. If one is to imagine a genius, most would picture a weakly thin person with heavy glasses and…

  • Education

    The Pain of Thought

    What if I told you that somewhere at some level, you already understand where you're going and what you're becoming. What if that part of you already knows what is to become of you and has in a way given up trying to bring your attention to it. Because you might not want to listen to what it has to say, of how predictable life has become- from the way we have our thinking hardwired for us. So much so that we don't even have to be there or think about what we're doing, its like a fixed record the body plays out, while we have our mind-trips. It's kind…

  • Education

    Kymatica: A Review

    Of all the documentaries centred around the pressing issues our planet and we as a society face; none have even begun to touch the main cause of the problem. And before we even begin to speculate who or what it is, let me assure you that it’s not the influence of a coldly calculated scheme of some elite group, nor is it simply a particular concept of the societal, religious, economic or administrative structure that we’ve adopted collectively. That’s funny, isn’t it? Who could we possibly blame now? Evolution is a term to define only one organism and that’s the self. The self is the universe, the self is the…

  • Education

    Who Killed Your Idea?

    We all want to be unique, original and one of a kind yet we wouldn’t shy away from getting formulas, to handle just about any aspect of our lives rather than seek ways to solve it out on our own. The greatest creative minds have believed that ingenuity is a skill that’s cultivated. The further we extend our innovation, the more the creative capacity expands. Here are some pointers, experts suggests that may drive or toss your creative ideas. Creativity inhibitors i) You’ll run out of ideas This can possibly be one reason why most have safevaulted their creative faculty as if they’ll deplete it, like their bank balances. It’s…

  • Culture and Society

    Are we natural Vegetarians?

    This article intends to knell the time-less debate on whether humans are natural vegetarians or not. I personally had been a non-vegetarian for over 20 years and I can say it was more of a conditioned habit than a conscious choice of healthy eating. Eating meat is also something fabled to make you grow healthy and strong, something a vegetarian diet wasn’t supposed to offer. I must also admit that eating much meat never really felt healthy, more like a guilty trip gone bad. Then there was the weight-training community, which I used to be a patron of, who believe that meat is necessary to make up for all the…