MIND/BODY/SPIRIT

FAITH ACCOMPLI
01-January-2019

THE PHYSICS OF SPORT
01-December-2018

THAT COX HOPE
01-November-2018

BESPOKE MEDICINE
01-October-2018

Art/Literature/Culture

PICASSO UNPLUGGED

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

Pablo Picasso was a genius among geniuses. He was, doubtless, the greatest painter of the last century, who embodied a daring sense of brilliance of form and essence. For a revolutionary artist, who was as iconoclastic as any conquistador can be, Picasso was a relentless...
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EXPLORING GANDHI

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

Earnestness, it is aptly said, is the font of authority or authenticity, where “auto” means “self” — your original instrument and “entea” — or tool connotes communication. This explains why our credibility as a speaker...
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CELEBRATING THE COMPLEXITIES OF NAIPAUL

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

The late V S Naipaul’s writings may, at best, be described as toxically gloomy, a process of political incorrectness — of hopelessness, anxiety and alarm.

Nobel Laureate V S Naipaul, who died in London, aged 85, on August 11, had ...
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PHILOSOPHY/SCIENCE

MISSION MARS

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

It was breaking news. A private group's ambitious plan to launch a manned mission to Mars, five years from now, is just the latest entry in a rapidly-expanding field. The exploration of deep space, christened ‘Inspiration Mars Foundation,’ aims to launch a married couple — for t...

THE 'STEM' HOLY GRAIL

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR 

Medicine has turned full circle — right from the idea of prevention and aiding the mind and body to overcome illness. Aristotle would be smiling, because his credo of ‘seamless’ relationship that exists between body and soul is being increasingly used in medical treatment &mda...

COSMIC BALLET

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

The Earth is a great physical as also a tangible spiritual entity encompassing all life. You may, therefore, call it the corporeal manifestation, or material body, not to speak of being endowed with spiritual intelligence, or quotient. Our planet, from which we have all emerged, is also not just a re...