Terror- A Toxic Bubble:

I didn’t sleep well the next day also. Sometimes, these dreams were really disturbing. Getting into a suicide driver’s mind was a nightmare. I mean- a bad dream is a nightmare, right? Thank you- I thought so. But was there some reality to these sleep time journeys of mine? The screams. Then the thuds. The […]

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Vaccination and Religion- Dr Guru speaks.

I walked up the leafy driveway. Many of the trees sprouted books, as usual. Some had small book-buds on them. The centre of the garden had a small statue of Saraswati. I rang the doorbell. The familiar name plate stared at me from the door with the inscription: Dr. H.R. Guru; MPBS He was no […]

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What is the truth about Medicine

Recently there is some controversy about Ayurveda, Homeopathy and alternative Medicine. Many Modern Medicine Doctors and Rational Scientists deride them as pseudoscience. Some of these attacks are not fair. For example, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic practitioners undergo years long training program. They are registered by a national body and they are authorized to practice their version […]

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Study of a mental state- Happiness

Suraj drove his new Ford Fiesta through the oppressive morning traffic. It was a Monday. He reflected that he was very happy with life. That was what he had recorded in his diary yesterday evening. His friend James, the Psychologist had asked him to. Record his level of happiness every day. Was he miserable, a […]

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Is happiness, a thing?

One day the teacher asked a class of ten year-olds what they wanted to become when they grew up. One boy jumped up- ‘I want to be a doctor’. ‘Oh, Very good’, said the teacher. Many others followed. ‘Teacher’, ‘Truck driver’, ‘Singer’- The children came up with many professions. One girl said that she just […]

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