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Theyyam: When Gods Descend on Earth

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21 June 2019: Theyyam, a colourful religious tradition from Kannur in north Kerala (India), when Gods descend and manifest in human forms Read the full article »»

Disturbances of Brain & Mind: The Psychiatry Story

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17 June 2019: An overview of history of mental illness and the development of psychiatry, a branch of medicine, which treats them. Review of a book by Jeffrey A. Lieberman. Read the full article »»

Challenges Facing Ayurveda

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17 May 2019: The domination of Western medicine, the pressure on Ayurveda and the need for safeguarding the ancient knowledge systems. Read the full article »»

India: from Obedience to Individual Responsibility

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27 April 2019: The colonial crimes by the Indians against other Indians, the feudal mindset and the premium on obedience in a deeply hierarchical society. Read the full article »»

Challenges of Emancipatory Research

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18 April 2019: Based on my experiences of conducting Emancipatory Research in developing countries, a reflection on the challenges of this research approach. Read the full article »»

Secularism & Inter-Religious Harmony

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01 April 2019: A reflection about experiences of inter-religious harmony in India and the ideas of secularism which developed in the west - how do the two link together? Read the full article »»

Cities of Colours & Art

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29 March 2019: A post about some cities from across the world where the use of colours and art has added an extra dimension to the city life. Read the full article »»

Thought Is Also Matter

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26 March 2019: Talking to Raju Sutar, an artist from Pune, who had curated an exhibition "Thought is also matter" at the Kochi Biennale 2018-19. Read the full article »»

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