Symmetry is integral to the way life works. It signifies a balanced and harmonious beauty of form, not a perfect mirror image, but orderliness in the design and purpose of all living things.
New scientific advances have certainly brought scientists into contact with a strange and not-so-expected reality, yes; but, it has also presented them with a paradoxical allegory. In their struggle to grasp this new reality, they have become painfully aware too that their basic concepts and language, including their “time-tested” whole new way of thinking were, or are, inadequate to describing the atomic phenomenon.
Creativity isn’t a prerogative of supreme beings. Why you may well ask. Simple. We are all, individually and collectively, riding the crest of evolution today, thanks to our in-born craft and appetite for inventiveness, not to speak of the emergence of great machines and harnessing of energies.
It was exactly a hundred years ago (1913-14) that Pablo Picasso came up with his ‘The Card Players,’ a masterly painting. A distilled peek into the psyche of the legendary painter and his timeless work, brought alive by one of his ‘best’ biographers, Norman Mailer — the American novelist, journalist
What propels our bio-clock has mesmerised generations — right from the days of philosopher-scientist Aristotle. The working of the bio-clock is apparent not only through the process of our sleep-wake cycle, but also the regulation of body temperature, tolerance to pain, hormone levels, and so on.
Our brain has a fundamental influence on our ‘mindful’ experience, not to speak of conscious responsiveness. It has a demonstrable pattern, or a synergetic symmetry, no less. Yet, when consciousness is ‘measured’ in conventional parlance, the emergence of conscious experience seems mystifying. Author Raj Nidamboor explains how our mind and consciousness interact with our body and brain in innumerable ways.
Your space does not just celebrate a simile, or an extended maxim. It projects a functional perspective; your personal space is a fact of life. It expresses a chart, much like an atlas, or a diagram, no less. Call it mind-mapping of a different kind, where your brain connects to your limbs and body, holding the prospect to execute action in your own space — your physiological province. It details a canvas that is larger than your own self. It exists beyond your body. It envelops, permeates and merges with the cosmos. It also connects with your fellow beings, family, friends, and colleagues.
“Aging,” as the American writer and activist Betty Friedan said, “is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Regular Author Rajgopal Nidamboor explains the aging process and how diet, exercise and lifestyle changes can actually extend your life.
Our brain may be the most complex object in the cosmos, but our body is no less intricate. Author and physician, Rajgopal Nidamboor explains how our intelligence is not confined to the brain alone, but fairly disseminated throughout the body.
Most people think being assertive is being aggressive. Actually, assertiveness is the capacity to express yourself, because you feel confident in your choice.