Happiness 101: Less tweeting, more meeting

Studies show that happiness is directly linked to conversations that are substantial, not superficial. Yet our communications are dominated by quick electronic exchanges. In a high-stress era like ours, we need to tap into our most valuable resource – each other. That’s why I talk to strangers. On my Metro ride to and from work […]

Judgment that risks tainting democracy

QUESTIONS:Is the maximalist sentence (life imprisonment) justified? Dr. Binayak Sen after the court’s pronouncement. (Photo: Special Arrangement)   Indian law affords Binayak Sen one automatic right to appeal, and another at the discretion of the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, given the visible disparity between the quality of allegations against him and the repercussions, the judgment is […]

Stand By Me

I think about you all the time. . . It’s a lot hard to sleep at night, When I couldn’t hear your sweet voice The way you care, my feelings inside; How hard it is to tell you how much I long you to be here always. . .   I’m in love with you […]

Education & society

‘Society’ is the only word that brings the people together as one. Centuries back our forefathers settled in groups and roamed around in groups in search of food, shelter, etc. Though they were not literate and educated they were happy living in groups and were able to satisfy their needs. Today our society has turned […]

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