Rajgopal Nidamboor

Rajgopal Nidamboor is a wellness physician, writer, editor and independent researcher. His published work focuses on integrative medicine, philosophy and spirituality, aside from science, literature and cricket, India's national sport. He calls himself an irrepressible idealist. He holds a PhD in Natural Medicine. Website: http://rajnidamboor.com

British Raj: A Saga Like No Other

Jul 26, 2019

The medieval Italian philosopher Marsilio Ficino thought of history “as necessary for the life of mankind, not only to make it more agreeable, but to found it upon tradition.” He added: “What is in itself mortal, through history attains immortality; what is absent becomes present, what is ancient becomes new.”...

How Do We Tackle the Urban Job Crisis?

Jun 06, 2019

What can governments do to improve peoples’ preparation for the new labor market in a “glocal,” or global, economy? The concept of work is as old as civilization. Aristotle, the great Greek philosopher, used the expression praxis for doing something for its own purpose, and poiesis to designate an intention...

Graham Greene: Writing the Human Condition

Apr 03, 2019

The novels of Graham Greene, who died on April 3, 1991, epitomized the spectacle of the human psyche. Graham Greene — the legendary novelist, playwright, short story and screenplay writer, critic and journalist of the top draw — was always a mobile writer, never ever easy to pin down. His...

Audrey Hepburn's Humanitarian Star

Jan 21, 2019

Audrey Hepburn’s life, which came to an untimely end on January 20, 1993, was much more than a brilliant film career. Audrey Hepburn’s philosophy of life was direct: never in flight before contemporary difficulties. Her vision was straight and simple — that of a humble utopia that began and percolated...

Celebrating the Complexities of V.S. Naipaul

Aug 13, 2018

The late V.S. Naipaul’s writings may, at best, be described as toxically gloomy, a process of political incorrectness — of hopelessness, anxiety and alarm. Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, who died in London, aged 85, on August 11, had a great sensitivity for ambivalence, not to speak of his attached sense...

The Case for Being Better Parents

Jul 14, 2018

Unless we reorient our attitudes toward children, our race will end up so gutted of its decency that it will matter little whether it physically survives or not. You need not switch on your TV to picture in your mind a child running across a battle-scarred terrain, while snipers try...

Octavio Paz: Translating the Universe

Jun 02, 2018

If a poet is said to translate the language of the universe, Octavio Paz offered a refined epitome of such a transaction. For a man who did not relish writing, Mexico’s most renowned poet, Octavio Paz, simply savored and enjoyed its result, be it plaudits, or brickbats. He never used...

Truth and Beauty: The Two Faces of Science

Sep 23, 2017

Scientists are often steered by their sense of beauty in developing new theories.  Science is truth, candor, fidelity, damage and destruction — a loud and clear call of modern civilization — more so, in today’s context, the epoch of wonders and also devastation. It bids fair to a maxim erroneously...

The Cultural Wasteland of Television

Jul 09, 2016

How is television affecting our life? The inference is simple: There exists a definitive, albeit subtle, social force that, more than any other, conducts a sort of free-floating or psychological dialogue with us all. More so within our family. It’s the one that’s influencing, reflecting and refracting the other. Its identity:...

We Are a Society of Half-Adults

Jun 10, 2016

It is a formidable proposition, in today’s context, to decide what’s real. To borrow from Charles Dickens, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. To highlight another paradigm, we are traversing along in a society where impulse is given its way. In the process, we are...

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