The Rise of Religious Violence in India: A Psychological Take | Mitakshara Medhi

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

Carrying Over Our Evolutionary Past | 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

Only Love is Real| 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

The Circus of Diagnosis| 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

Consent of the Corpses|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|Homanga Bharadwaj

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