MIND/BODY/SPIRIT

THE PHYSICS OF SPORT
01-December-2018

THAT COX HOPE
01-November-2018

BESPOKE MEDICINE
01-October-2018

THE BUG PARADOX
01-September-2018

Art/Literature/Culture

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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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR

It was a rainbow synthesis of words that made Ernest Lehman’s genius an integral part of his superb craftsmanship — more so, because his cinematic chemistry mirrored his silky-smooth and built-in delightful ability to entertain multiple pairs of seemingly opp...
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PHILOSOPHY/SCIENCE

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...

THE BEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR 

Yuri Gagarin, who made man’s first-ever sojourn in space, ‘waxed eloquent’ as to how different things were up there without the comforting force of gravity. It is actually a sort of `falling-elevator’ sensation — one result of which is that the spine in zero-gravit...