Category: Life

Middle Age woes

Forty. That’s generally accepted as the start of middle age. And it ends at 60. This is a difficult and challenging period. Here are the reasons. You are starting to have health problems. Your body starts to feel the impact of the unhealthy lifestyle… Continue Reading “Middle Age woes”

Natural phenomena and our interpretation of the Bible

Volcanic eruptions. Massive earthquakes. Severe storms and floods. Widespread diseases. Are these things happening because they are written in the Bible? No. These phenomena have been happening for hundreds of thousands of years—even millions of years. Geologists, archeologists and scientists have confirmed this. On… Continue Reading “Natural phenomena and our interpretation of the Bible”

Your Bright Ideas Are Useless

Ideas are common. It is execution that is rare.

Snippets:Of plane crashes and culture,friends

Is there a correlation between plane crashes and culture? A knee-jerk answer would be NONE, but it turns out—-there is. The culture, or at least the upbringing, of the co-pilot will have a critical role in times of emergency. If the co-pilot was raised… Continue Reading “Snippets:Of plane crashes and culture,friends”

Jan.1 Snippets

I can keep my new year’s resolutions for just a week. So I just stopped making them. I will definitely get rid of procrastination—-starting tomorrow, or maybe the day after that. Who knows. Dated planners are almost always a waste of space and paper.… Continue Reading “Jan.1 Snippets”

Dreams as the genesis of organized religion

One theory about organized religion is that it started from dreams. Imagine ancient humans, tens of thousands of years ago. As these hunters and gatherers lay their tired bodies inside a cave, they fall into sleep. Then, they start dreaming. They see absurd visions… Continue Reading “Dreams as the genesis of organized religion”

Of collective ignorance and enlightenment

There was a gap of 2000 years between the time when the possible existence of “atoms” was broached and the time when it was proven. Around 450 BC, Greek philosopher Democritus claimed that  matter can be broken down into very small elements that cannot be… Continue Reading “Of collective ignorance and enlightenment”

Lesson from 2020: Be cautiously optimistic

Grief and suffering are a part of human life. No amount of optimism will change that. Death, even during normal times, is tragic. The tragedy is multiplied manifold during a pandemic. Most COVID-19 victims suffered and died alone. At best, they were accompanied by… Continue Reading “Lesson from 2020: Be cautiously optimistic”

“One whiteness can cover three ugliness”

Photo courtesy of nccj.org “ White skin” is another issue.  The skin whitening craze in Asia and Africa has gone to, well , crazy  levels. And it is being fueled  by the  media’s love affair  with  white-skinned models  and  leading ladies. Whitening soaps, whitening… Continue Reading ““One whiteness can cover three ugliness””

The negative effects of beauty ads

( This is an excerpt from a longer article already published on this blog.) Philip Myers Jr. and Frank Biocca, both academic researchers, concluded in their study published in the Journal of Communication, that a woman’s self-perceived body image can change after watching a half-an-hour… Continue Reading “The negative effects of beauty ads”

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