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Many people still believe that the cause of depression is something ‘in the genes’. This is a remnant of the school of thought (‘nature’) that oscillated upwards again in the 1980-ties when researchers assumed that more or less everything was genetically determined. Nowadays most scientists don’t accept this explanation anymore. As a matter of fact, there are no known genes...
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
‘Time’ is a term that plagues rebels.  You have to be on time.  You have to get the timing right.  You are always ‘running out of time’.  The ‘time window’ is narrow more oft than not.  You can’t be too early, you can’t be too late.  There are a million things to do and there never seems to be enough…
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
Women in Tech - In our industry – in interviews, in all the events that we attend, in all the news that we hear – we invariably speak a lot about a lot of men. The simple fact is that there are far more men than women in the tech industry; and thus, when we hear great things – electric…
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
For someone who loves words, situations or emotions of any kind can only be truly felt and experienced or overcome by reading or writing. For some, it’s the former. They seek words already written, prose or poetry. For others, they need to carve words on paper, they need to put letters together and just write.
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
‘Local undergraduates’ are a group of individuals that some may perceive to be the cream of the nation who cultivate within them the capacity of producing a true genius every now and then. On the other hand, some others would more often than not perceive them to be an aggressive bunch of individuals who need to find something better to...
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
I generally feel like a goat while eating leafy salads, but potato salad is one of my favorites and especially a must have at BBQs. I learnt to make it from my uncle who however, adds pickles as well to it. Yuck! Perhaps that’s how they do it in Germany. I could never remember to ask.
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
A Tibetan activist holds a candle as members of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) take part in a candlelight vigil during a protest rally in Hyderabad.
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
Our lives are plagued with exams and conversations often consist of discussions about exams. Even the thought of exams makes us consider sitting through hours and hours of boring lectures and read page after page of notes, too often photocopied due to our laziness to take down notes. Say you manage to study, make up your mind to sit for...
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
We know stuff, but one ‘stuff’ we know but don’t often admit even to ourselves is that we don’t know ‘all the stuff’.  Twenty two years ago, there was a young boy who didn’t know much.  He knew so little that when things got really bad he thought things were far worse than they actually were.
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
After the beautiful sunny day, night comes with the traffic peak hour. Vehicles are moving recklessly and trying to overtake and reach homes as fast as they can as if the world is going to end. There is a saying better late than never. Everyday in newspapers and instant messengers we get accident news due to the reckless drivers. Many...
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
Some time ago, a teenage boy came to my practice because he felt depressed and anxious. He had taken prescribed medicine from a psychiatrist who had told him that his symptoms were caused by a ‘chemical imbalance’ in his brain. The pills had brought about suicidal thoughts and a huge weight increment, but fortunately his parents had wisely taken him…
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
Josh, as I would recall, unacquainted, random guest, New Yorker and hiker, is eloquent. Equally funny. He knows things. It was the February 20, 2014.  I walked in and out Khaosan, a sort of solo traveler island in Thailand, located to the north of Central Bangkok. Packed. A lot of backpackers. Taxis. Bookstores. Souvenir shops. Cloth vendors. Restaurants. Bars. Pubs.…
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
Who is a woman? How would YOU define her? A human being with the ability to bear children? What society needs to remember is never to define a woman based on her biological structure. Let a woman define herself. She is multi-faceted and she should be allowed to be anyone she wants to be. Now that we’re living in a...
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
Asanki Fernando writes about fashion and maintains a blog where she talks about many fashion-related topics and experiments with various outfits. She currently lives in Australia and shares her thoughts with us this week.
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Viola Aravinthan is a young fashion designer who was inspired by her mother to take up fashion designing as a career. Her aim is to become the owner of the number one fashion brand in the world. Viola is still studying fashion designing at Raffles. She is interested in designing evening wear and dresses for cocktails.
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
Cricket takes center stage, with the ICC World Cup underway in Australia and New Zealand. In the world of men’s ODI cricket, the ICC World Cup is regarded as the premier tournament, witnessing participation as well as viewership from across the globe. It would be the time when cricket fans all over the world would be glued to TV screens.
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
ReadMe (Written by Mahesh de Andrado) - Your Facebook page count may drop, but it’s totally not your fault  Are you running a Facebook Page? Well, then this is for you. Your page’s ‘Like’ count will probably drop in the coming days or weeks, although it’s entirely not your fault. Then whose is it? Well, you’ll have to ask Facebook.
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of...
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
In modern world money has become a crucial factor to people’s lives. It has impacted people’s prospects, statuses, reputation and their day to day things. There are multiple ways to earn money. It can be good or bad. But we should make sure that the earning way of ours is a fair one.
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
If someone were to speak about ‘The Arts’ our minds would likely wonder from everything to poetry, literature, painting, dance, music and even philosophy. That is because this field of ‘The Arts’ encompasses a wide spectrum of subjects that span a variety of disciplines. To study ‘The Arts’ is to open your mind to the joys of humanities and social...
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00

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