MIND/BODY/SPIRIT

HEAVY METAL
01-April-2018

ALL ABOUT REFLEXOLOGY
01-January-2018

YOUR DIET IS KILLING YOU!
01-December-2017

Art/Literature/Culture

WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

Most of us know that laughter is the best medicine — a natural remedy for a host of ills and moody blues. Modern science testifies to such a credo, not just in terms of possibility constructs, but also sound precepts. So, what could be everyone’s better examp...
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ASSERT YOURSELF, GENTLY…

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

Think of a commonplace scenario, on a typical workday. The usual corporate meeting. The boss is, as usual, inviting ideas for a new plan that could boost the company’s image — not directly, but subtly, for a change.

This is just enough to throw the ...
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METAPHORS THAT REASON THE SELF

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

We are all fond of metaphors, or similes — be it life, career, or any conversation. For most of us, the metaphor of gadgets, not their inner working, is imperative, also important. Well, to cull another allegory — the ancient Greeks always thought that the mi...
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PHILOSOPHY/SCIENCE

GUT REACTION

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

Ever since the Dutch scientist and pioneering microbiologist Anton van Leeuwenhoek [1632-1723] scraped scum from his teeth and observed tiny ‘animalcules,’ or germs, in the plaque samples beneath the first-ever microscope he invented, it bid fair to the ‘presence’ of the micro...

THE NANO PERESTROIKA

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

The idea of nanomachines was first postulated by Richard Feynman, PhD, avant-garde physicist and Nobel-laureate. He hypothesised that there was ample ‘Room at the Bottom.’ He also suggested that human beings were a marvellous biological system — adept at doing things &lsquo...

THE VAGINA EPILOGUE

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

First a little story. A petite girl saw a bleak, desolate future in store. Not because she was born in a rural area, or family that could hardly meet its basic needs, but because she was ‘bereft’ of her ‘V’ aspect. A new revolutionary restorative surgical procedure changed her...