Why are Hindus, who come from a religion based on individualism and the satisfaction of the self and which teaches us to achieve harmony between our mind and our soul first and then try to peace with others, trying to interfere in matters which are anything but theirs? Continue reading The Rise of Religious Violence in India: A Psychological Take | Mitakshara Medhi
In a world, where it is beginning to make sense to not look at anything through categories, how fair is it to just have two stiff dichotomies for sex and gender – something that is assumed to form the crux of human identity? Continue reading The Idea of Two Genders | Mitakshara Medhi
Me: Why do you smoke so much? It causes so many ailments and diseases.
Friend: I know, I know. But I do it in controlled amounts. It won’t harm me. Continue reading Why Don’t People Do What Is Good For Themselves? | Mitakshara Medhi
This is the story of Claude Shannon, the man who singlehandedly founded one of the most popular and widely utilized field of knowledge, Information Theory. Continue reading Shannon & The Birth of Information Theory | Homanga Bharadwaj
This book was a response to this “disillusionment”, where an alternative society was presented, which was utopian, but nonetheless based on experiments and research. Continue reading The Utopian World | Mitakshara Medhi
Men go for a woman’s outer beauty, while women fall for a man’s money. This is, perhaps, the most sexist statement that does the rounds in the dating sphere today. Many might covertly agree with this fact, while others who know it to be false, wouldn’t. But what if this statement actually had an evolutionary basis? Continue reading Carrying Over Our Evolutionary Past | Mitakshara Medhi
Needless to say, he had considered that past life recollection as figments of imagination, when two things happened – first, her problems started disappearing.
Second, she was contacted by the highly evolved souls, who talked of Weiss’s life – the death of his father and son – something which Catherine had absolutely no way of knowing. Thus, began his journey of past life regression therapy, whereby he had helped more than 4000 patients with it till date. Continue reading Only Love is Real| Mitakshara Medhi
In 1973, David L. Rosenhan conducted an experiment to check the validity of diagnosis in mental health institutes; more particularly, psychiatric wards. What he did was send eight mentally healthy individuals, with no past history of mental illness, to 12 psychiatric clinics and hospitals at different levels – rural, urban, government, and private. One of the eight “pseudo-patients” was Rosnehan himself… Continue reading The Circus of Diagnosis| Mitakshara Medhi
It is not very clear as to why Necrophilia develops in the first place. One may be the phobia of rejection. Hence, a dead body would be a safer option to derive sexual pleasures from. Second, it may be seen as “romantic” when the corpse is that of a deceased loved one. There may be hints of denial of the death altogether. Many necrophiliacs report low self esteem. Continue reading Consent of the Corpses|Mitakshara Medhi
Fuzzy logic is the mathematical formulation of approximating reality. It is well known that binary logic has ones and zeroes only i.e. either a statement is completely true or false. Although it is mathematically and computationally convenient to have such a system in place, it does not fit in well with the ways in which humans think and act. Continue reading Fuzzy Logic|Homanga Bharadwaj