The Joker is one of the most iconic fictional villains of all time. The contrast that is produced by his seemingly innocuous external appearance and his cunning intelligence that is evident in his actions, is sure to push anyone in to awe for the character. The clown is traditionally associated with having less than average … Continue reading Movie review: Joker (2019)
My attitude regarding God and religion has changed since publishing this write up, nevertheless, I share this without modifications, as I feel it can still instill some sense in to every reasoning mind. I don't know you! Mark is a devout Christian. He reads the Bible everyday, prays everyday, goes to the church every … Continue reading The little ones
Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian freedom leader and the first prime minister of India. He was highly instrumental in shaping the early years of Indian democracy, which was a chaotic period. If not for him, India might have fallen in shame as soon as it had risen in glory. Abraham Lincoln was and still is … Continue reading Nehru and Lincoln
My attitude regarding God and religion has changed since publishing this write up, nevertheless, I share this without modifications, as I feel it can still instill some sense in to every reasoning mind. Did Jesus ever show his other cheek? There is a famous exhortation by Jesus in the Gospel: If someone slaps you on … Continue reading The other cheek
Book review: Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler Why to study Hitler? Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler’s political autobiography written before his rise to power, and one of the most controversial literary works in history, is a vivid view in to Hitler’s mind and his reasoning behind his thunderous political and racial ideas. As one of the … Continue reading The reason of the dark
Book review: Animal farm, by George Orwell This is an analogy about mass uprising, how it begins and goes on. The style of writing is just perfect for the content. There is no fuss, but only what is necessary to make readers understand the anatomy of uprisings. The problem with humans is, they are simply … Continue reading We Pigs
Colours are inherent to our way of living. They guide us in various ways everyday. Emergency medical devices or labels often have colour codes. Colours actually give us a survival advantage even today just as they did thousands of years ago when we were hunter-gatherers. Colours help us distinguish danger from safety. But, what if … Continue reading Free will, or is it?
'1984' is a fictional novel written by George Orwell. It is about an overarching state that employs constant surveillance and monitoring of its citizens, even within their private spaces, to protect its own authority and existence. Leadership becomes literally virtual, with no one knowing who he is exactly, or whether he is even alive. Proxies … Continue reading The beginning of a darkness
Ancient Hindu (Indian) philosophical thought, originally must have been a tolerant and very accomodative one. Different thoughts and explanations, even apparently contradictory ones existed side by side, sometimes within a single verse of a literary work. There are also many surprising facts about ancient Hindu philosophy, as many, though not all, ideas seem to concur … Continue reading Ancient Indian cosmological ideas and modern science
The pointlessnes of the term 'Love' At least for the past 2000 years of human history, the most abused philosophical idea is, Love. Different people have their own definitions for love. The definitions vary a lot from one to another. One says, to love is to be charitable towards orphans and the likes; another says … Continue reading Love? Empathy?
இறைச்சியை மென்று சாப்பிடுவது நமக்கு ஏன் திருப்தி அளிக்கிறது என்று எப்போதாவது யோசித்திருக்கிறீர்களா? இது பரிணாம வளர்ச்சியின் பக்க விளைவு. நாம் கற்கால வேட்டைக்காரர்களாக இருந்தபோது நம் உணவில் இறைச்சி நிறைய இருந்தது. நமது மனித இனத்தின் பரிணாம வளர்ச்சியின் போது உணவில் அசைவம் குறைந்து, சைவம் அதிகமாகி வந்திருக்கிறது. நம் தொலைதூர மூதாதையர்களைக் காட்டிலும் நாம் குறைவான இறைச்சியையும், அதிகமான சைவ உணவையும் இப்போது சாப்பிடுகிறோம். நான் நினைப்பது என்னவென்றால், நாம் ஒருநாள், சைவ உணவு … Continue reading இறைச்சி உண்பது சரியா?
சரியான படிகள் கவலையின் காரணத்தைப் பொறுத்தது. ஆனாலும், பொதுவாக, நீங்கள் இவற்றை முயற்சி செய்யலாம்: சிறிது காலம் சோகமாக இருக்க உங்களை அனுமதிக்கவும். துக்கம் ஆறு மாதங்கள் கூட நீடிக்கும். அதற்காக, நீங்கள் வாழ்க்கையே வேண்டாம் என்னும் அளவிற்கு மனச்சோர்வடைய வேண்டாம். இழப்பு பின்வரும் படிகளைக் கொண்டது: மறுப்பு (Denial, இல்லை, அது நடக்கவில்லை, அவர் வெளியேறவில்லை போன்ற எண்ணங்கள்), கோபம் (Anger, உங்களை நோக்கி, மற்றவர்கள், மதம் அல்லது கடவுளை நோக்கி), பேரம் (Bargain, நான் … Continue reading கவலையில் இருந்து வெளிவருவது எப்படி?
Life is all about balance. We need to be neither too good, nor too bad, but somewhere in between. We need to balance hard work and relaxation. We should not be working too hard or relaxing too much. We need to neither trust blindly, nor distrust completely. We have to hit a balance. We should … Continue reading The balance
James Bond, Terminator, and time-warp. What happens when you throw in an impending apocalypse, a James Bond like agent, and a bit of time warp, together in a movie? Tenet happens. Tenet is basically a spy thriller, mixed with what the movie calls "reversal of entropy". This reversal of entropy is basically reversing the flow … Continue reading Movie review: Tenet
Ever wondered why chewing meat is so satisfying to us? It is because of evolutionary memory. Our food used to be rich in meat while we were hunters-gatherers. The proportion of non-vegetarian to vegatarian content in food has slowly decreased through time during the evolution of our human species. We now eat less meat and … Continue reading Should we be vegans?
I don't know why nature churns out people with extremely varying degrees of charisma. Some are extremely and unbelievably charismatic, while others are not so. There is nothing inherently wrong in being charismatic. The problem arises when one starts to utilise his charisma for dark purposes. For example, Jesus and Adolf Hitler were both extremely … Continue reading Shades of charisma