Health/Wellness

THE GOOD FAT

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR 

Fat can be good for you. You get the idea — because, the big fat thing has been alarmingly misinterpreted without taking into account the quality of fats we eat. It al...
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PS: THE MEMORY NUTRIENT

RICHARD FIRSHEIN 

Jim Weston was 71, when he first faced bypass surgery. Although he had had attacks of angina [chest pain] prior to surgery, causing frequent discomfort, Jim’s mind had ...
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MAGNESIUM & CFS

RICHARD FIRSHEIN

Chronic fatigue syndrome [CFS], according to the Centers for Dise...
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Art/Literature/Culture

DILBERT REVISITED

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR 

Nostradamus, or Nostramadus, step aside. Your time’s up. The creator of Dilbert — the comic strip that appears in over 1,500 newspapers worldwide — Scott Adams is the...
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THERE’S HOPE YET

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN

India is a big-government country. From the national, state and city to village levels, there are millions of ‘babus’ with permanent jobs — some of them sinecures as well &mdas...
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THE MONTEVERDI ALLURE

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR 

Claudio Monteverdi was one of music's greatest composers. He was his own symphony, and magnum opus. A martinet classicist, Mon...
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Philosophy/Spirituality/New-Age

WALK THE TALK

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN

I visualise sometimes, at the risk of being immodest, when by dint of honest hard work, patience and perseverance, I may get well-deserved recognition — national or global — and, accolades to go with it. I may be...

TELL ME WHY

MASOOMA SAKRIWALA 

You and I,
Are born to die
Then why the fear
Why, why, oh why?

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Science/Technology

FULL CIRCLE, AHOY

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN

It has always been a matter of perspective. Half-empty, or half-full, to cull the psychologist’s lingo. This applies to what the anthroposphere was regard...

PLASTICS: GOOD & BAD

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

The world of plastics is nothing short of a wonder — a ‘smorgasbord’ of realistic miracles. Picture this — as scientists bend light through wafer-thin plastics, while using silicone, the outcome is nothing...

RIGHT IS JUST A BYTE AWAY

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

Our manufacturing economy has given way to a radically restructured, decentralised information web: of globally dispersed facts, knowledge and ideas. They are not only principal products, but they are also much sought-after rewar...