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Let’s talk about depression

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

It was not without reason that the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified depression as the theme for the World Health Day this year. In fact, one estimate suggests that by the beginning of the next decade depression will be the second most crippling health problem after heart attack. In...

The significance of Champaran

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Till very recently Champaran was a forgotten name. The last time it was big news was sometime back when Rajiv Gandhi had visited the place as Prime Minister in the late 1980s. But thanks to the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Champaran is in the news and in a big...

Redefining the idiot

Sunday, 09 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

In classical English, idiot was a term that denoted poor IQ. However, the information age seems to be changing that. Finding somebody with poor IQ may be difficult these days when information is available for free. This age has brought among other things a new class of people, the pseudo...

Redefining leadership

Sunday, 02 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

What makes leaders tick? The question has bothered social scientists for a long time. But the welter of research and the theory jungle has hardly led to any kind of conclusion. However, most agree that it’s the ability to connect with followers. But what is this ability? Is it the...

The Hindu renaissance

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Uttar Pradesh elections shocked many and surprised most. While the post-mortem may persist there is need to see more objectively what really went behind this ‘modivating’ performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). We are talking about UP because this State mattered most last time and will also matter most...

Revisiting the Eighth of March

Sunday, 19 Mar 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

It was the noted playwright author William Shakespeare who popularised the phrase ‘Ides of March’ — the day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15. It acquired notoriety as the date of assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC. And the ides of March continued to be the most...

Varanasi: The spirit lives on

Sunday, 12 Mar 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Kashi, as this ancient city was known was much in news these days as the hot political climate of Uttar Pradesh was all charged up with anxieties, aspirations and prophecies. With all that coming to an end and the results almost there, it is time to talk about the heritage...

Talking about spirituality

Sunday, 05 Mar 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Spirituality is catching up with the imagination of the present century. Has the wheel turned a full circle? Ancient India was known for spirituality. But with the advent of medieval and then modern, things started changing. The western education model that was popularised by Macaulay was an attempt to drive...

Corporation and values

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Two of the leading Indian corporations have been in the news recently. That too, for reasons that at best border on controversy and are usually not supposed to be their ways. It was the TATA some time back and now Infosys. In fact, both these organisations have a corporate image...

Live in the moment

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Two of the most common undesirable psychological states of the present times are regrets from the past and anxieties about the future. These mental states are largely controlled by the subconscious. It is a cyclic pattern that keeps on arising one after another and has significant impact on mental and...


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