Monthly Archives: July 2013

Vipassana: Breaking Through The Habit Pattern

When walking on the path of spirituality, different problems come in different forms at different times. The challenges also become stealthy and sneaky, or in other words, ignorance starts showing its colors.  ...
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Weight Management Myth

I have tried various methods of weight loss and to control weight gain in the past. I am not a health freak who would spend hours trekking outside or in a gym while ignoring my business and family. But I do get it that physical health is one major component of the proverbial bird of...
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India’s Obsession With Fair Skin

It looks to me that society has always had a fascination for fairness. I will discuss this specifically in the context of India. My experience has been interesting here in America as I was pretty tanned relative to other members of my family when I lived in India. It was never an issue as such, except...
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Collective Human Behavior

One thing which always puzzles me is how humans collectively behave the way they do. Here I am not talking about how individuals behave but societies at large. Open any chapter in history and it will have instances of societies or groups of humans at large behaving in a certain way. Whether it's how German...
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Law of Compounding Returns

The law of diminishing returns, though a fundamental principle in economics, I thinkĀ  applies more in human behavior. Let's start with an extreme example. And that is drugs, or substance abuse. It's very easy to see that the more of a drug someone takes, the less effective it becomes. And you need to take an increasing...
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