Happiness and India – And a bit about Money.

A few years back, I had sifted through the scientific literature about human happiness. The journey was gripping. I wrote a book too- “Health and Happiness without Bullshit”. Measuring Happiness has become a fad. The recent “World Happiness Report” released by a UN agency, has put India in the 139 the position from a total […]

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Religion may make you stupid, but happy.

Most of us have had, I would presume, in our youth, elders who would have influenced you with their grasp of history, analytical ability and superior perspective. I met one of them, recently. He is not old enough to be senile. But he had become rather vacuous. He blabbered something about the Covid 19 being […]

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Love- and the Rodent’s Tale.

“Divorce commoner among the educated and rich!!” Ah. We are getting culturally degraded as we become well off. That is a good excuse to tank the economy and keep us in perpetual poverty. Clarity, anyone? Let us start with love. It happened when I was ten. I don’t even remember who she was. A strange […]

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Medicine- A Science in flux

A CARPENTER in his early fifties came to the OPD, complaining of weakness in his right arm. He was seen by Sooraj, one of our young assistant professors. I remember this patient well. I was a third year student at that time. The professor admitted him in the ward. Soon he could not lift his […]

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