Let me say first, I am not kinda ‘well-planned’ person! But, I am been inspired to become planned from my radio co-host Ali! As learnt - preparation is key. I know lots of people shy away from planners or weekly diaries and many have taken … Continue reading
Can chronic stress cause depression? A new study in mice adds important evidence that it can, and sheds light on how antidepressants work. The new research, published in Nature, builds on earlier studies showing that chronic high stress kills neurons and prevents … Continue reading
Ways to exercise away your angst
Life can be (or rather is) very stressful at times. People employ all sorts of methods to combat the rigours of modern living but a guaranteed stress reliever is something available to us all - a bit of good old fashioned exercise. It is believed that exercise provides a wide variety of psychological benefits for participants, naturally improving our self-esteem but also triggering the release of various endorphins and other chemicals into our brains.
“The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” It’s been more than 18 years since John Gilmore offered up his famous explanation of why the Internet is the most powerful tool for free speech ever invented. That’s long enough for … Continue reading
Ways to exercise away your angst Life can be (or rather is) very stressful at times. People employ all sorts of methods to combat the rigours of modern living but a guaranteed stress reliever is something available to us all … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.
Not a week goes by without news of a lab breakthrough using rats or mice. But of all the promising medical interventions that make it to animal trials, only a fraction seem to translate into major breakthroughs for humans. … Continue reading
Welcome 2012!! Near is new New Year, nearer is New Year Eve, Blissfully and mirthfully we wish well to receive ! Everywhere is spoken and heard ’HAPPY NEW YEAR’, Well-wishing each other who we bear near and dear ! Orgies … Continue reading
Bharat Ratna. As I see over many years the politics is involved in the process of awarding the prize. It has been given to anyone to whom they want to please. Now they are altering the policy to award Sachin Tendulkar. Is it right? How foolish, he has already been given the highest award given to sportsmen – Khel Ratna. Why Bharat Ratna now? Our Govt. is ready to change the policy for one person. With this modification there is another claim to it, Abhinav Bhindra for winning Olympic Gold. Tomorrow there will be many who put their claim, then the politicians will involve deeply began to think in terms of their vote bank. I have nothing against their contribution to sports, but definitely not Bharat Ratna.
The thing is what contribution they have made to the nation as a whole, what great change they have brought in society, the public, and to the people of India. He had made runs and has earned in crores, is that a contribution to the country. Sports must be kept away from this highest award, unless they made certain contribution. Think of Homy Bhabha, the man who brought atomic energy to India. Today he has made the entire nation proud; it is he who started the first atomic reactor in India. And this permission he sought sending a telegram to Nehru, the man who was socialist at heart. They thought of providing education, food and shelter. Never thought beyond this, had they succeeded in giving education up to tenth standard, we would have produced only laborers. There is Jagadish Chandra Bose, C V Raman and list goes up whose contribution has brought astonishing changes in their respective field, to the science and to the world. Continue reading
Hmm…Well, the easy answer to this would be ‘No’. However, it also depends on the type of person that you are as well as the kind of Facebook account you are maintaining. According to Michelle Nichols of Reuters, a survey of 1,000 … Continue reading