Archived articles for Vithalc Nadkarni

Simplicity can save your life

Views:744 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on February 9, 2011

It all started with an accidental fall on wet asphalt. The aspirant's left shoulder was wrenched severely. Being a committed fitness buff, he made light of the injury at first. With some rest it would.. Read full story

The folly of faith

Views:964 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on January 19, 2011

How does knowing and knowledge relate to feelings of faith? Should there be a connection at all? Or is belief really "blind"? A recent survey of religiosity by the Pew Forum on Religion a.. Read full story

Good seeds, good deeds

Views:887 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on January 12, 2011

In Geoffrey Chaucer's rather risqué Merchant's Tale, January, a grizzled old knight, marries the ravishingly fresh maiden May. Before tying the knot the hoar-haired knight takes advice from .. Read full story

Miracle of the leaves

Views:972 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on January 5, 2011

New Year's gift is a pair of ruby red new leaves on the sapling. It was planted three months ago to commemorate a passing and the first new leaves signal acceptance, both by the planet and the plan.. Read full story

The play is the thing

Views:715 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on December 24, 2010

His nickname is "Gherkin"(Tendlya). But there is nothing either pickled or vegetative about him, except perhaps his batting record, which has kept growing luxuriantly like an enormous tro.. Read full story

Giving back is great

Views:717 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on December 22, 2010

In 1857, the year that Indian war of independence was fought, Charles Dickens published Little Dorrit.


The central theme of his novel was imprisonment, whether it was imposed by.. Read full story

Free versus fair choice

Views:732 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on December 8, 2010

The presence of good has been likened to a match struck in a dark windowless room.


No matter how much darkness is trapped within the walls, it is annihilated the moment the match.. Read full story

Happiness as growth index

Views:731 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on December 2, 2010

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?", Shakespeare asks in an immortal line.


What if the Bard of Avon had been born in Bhutan? Would he have switched to 'a monsoon's day'.. Read full story

Going gaga over yoga

Views:931 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on December 1, 2010

Reverend Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, confesses to being an unlikely 'folk hero in India' on Twitter: Who knew (this would happen), he writes with rhetoric.. Read full story

Goof off, be blue

Views:809 | Author:Vithalc Nadkarni | Posted on November 25, 2010

A wandering mind is an unhappy mind, according to a global study of happiness conducted with iPhones.


The key to happiness therefore lies in mind-control, which is easier said th.. Read full story

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