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Issue #37: So Close Yet So Far

This week we seek inspiration from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s immortal words that best describe what it feels like to be caught in a situation where you’re close but not quite there- Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.   Water, […]

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Issue #36: Choice

Economics and philosophy enthusiasts (or even if you’re a random nerd) may have heard of Jean Buridan’s ass that died of thirst and hunger on being offered hay and water. The reason? Choice and the inability to make rational decisions. A sentiment echoed by psychologist Barry Schwartz in this video (above), ‘choice has made us […]

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Issue #35: Too Good to be True

What we all want in life is a shot. But what we do with it that’s the story we all want to tell. This week we find some people whose stories are too good to be true. For example, pro-surfer-to-be  turned shark attack victim turned pro-surfer (watch the video) Here’s what you can look forward […]

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Issue #34: Food and Beverage

This week we handpick our favourite stories around a theme that needs no introduction, Food and Beverage. We hope you will enjoy what we put forth. Here is what you can look forward to this week- Issue #34: Table of Contents [Updated] Play Mondays – Gatorade: Is it in You? Tuesday Tainments – Fantastic Foods and Where […]

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Issue #33: Pain

Pain is often the test that we undertake to guide ourselves into the liberation for which we are made. It is suffering that opens our eyes to the realization of how small or needy we are. This week we discover stories of living beings who sailed through to pain and achieved glory. We hope these […]

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Issue #32: In a Lighter Vein

Happy Holi to all our readers. Holi is a festival not only of colours but it is also associated with fun and frolic. Today you might see people actually going LOL or ROFL (bhaang may be at work) There are many stresses in our life and the festival of Holi is a welcome distraction from […]

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Issue #31: What’s in a Name

Here Juliet Capulet tells Romeo Montague that a name is an artificial and meaningless convention, and that she loves the person who is called “Montague”, not the Montague name and not the Montague family. While in principle many would agree with this thought of Shakespeare, but in practice the scenario is quiet different and ‘Names’ are […]

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Issue #30: Colours

One of the first things taught to kids are the different colour names. This underscores the importance the colours have in our life. Since the time we are born we are fascinated by colours. We use colours to express ourselves be it through our dressing or through the paintings to express emotions that words simply […]

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Issue #29: Equality

The term Equality is known to everyone but means different to different people. Some view it as equal treatment before law, others as equal opportunity or as equality in conditions of life. However different these views might be, one can’t deny the importance of equality and after securing basic amenities of life such food, shelter and clothing; […]

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Issue #28: Loophole

The best way to bend the rules to suit your liking and get away with it is by bending them and not getting caught. That’s where the role of rule/law makers come in, to prevent people with such intentions to play within the rules. But what if the rules of the game are strictly  followed […]

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Issue #27: Speed

‘Ready, Steady, Slow’ were the immortal words occurred by commentator John McCririck at the beginning of the Guinness Gastropod Championship held in London in 1999. Some of us revel and cherish objects and processes that take time and require patience, while the rest of us appreciate all things fast. And so, to satiate their needs, […]

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Issue#26 : Globetrotters

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” – Mark Twain This thought of Twain is shared by many who […]

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Issue #25: Unintended Consequence

Jimmy Wales’ creation defines the Law of Unintended Consequence as the any purposeful action lead to outcomes that are unintended. A Columbia University sociologist Robert Merton is credited with coining and popularising the law. He grouped unintended consequences into three types- A positive, unexpected benefit A negative, unexpected detriment occurring in addition to the desired […]

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Issue #24: Last Seen

When JRR Tolkein wrote this, little did he know that decades later this line can also be used in a slightly different context. Confused? I just mean the instant messaging apps like Whatsapp, Viber, Hike and the rest that have the feature ‘Last Seen‘ making the sender wondering where the receiver is lost. And I […]

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