Category: Research insights

Pingali Venkayya

Today (August 2) is the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya – the freedom fighter who designed the Indian tricolor or our national flag. Venkayya was a Gandhian who had met Gandhiji when he was a young soldier in the British Army in Africa. He belonged to the village of Bhatlapenumarru in Andhra Pradesh and was…

Benefits of being Multilingual

Writing again today on one of my favorite topics: languages 🙂 I’d like to reiterate again that it’s essential for Indians to learn at least one Indian language proficiently, in addition to English. And, if they’re in an environment where they’re exposed to more than one Indian language, they should try to pick up as…

Benefits of Positive Emotions

We frequently come across diet and lifestyle tips that stress on making healthy food choices and doing regular exercise to remain fit. However, a good diet and exercise are not enough and we can further improve our fitness by cultivating a “positive attitude” – because a healthy mind leads to a healthy body. It’s now an…

Sugar is the Enemy

Sharing an article on the “toxicity” of sugar, and why we should avoid having too much of it. Now that Diwali is behind us and we’re starting a Brand New Year (some of us, New Year comes several times in India  😉 ), let’s make some “healthy resolutions”. According to latest research, diets high in sugar…

#MeToo – 2

Sharing a great article that illustrates the psychological and evolutionary reasons as to why men (all around the world) are such jerks, when it comes to judging women: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/02/why-men-always-think-women-are-flirting.html?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-t Here’s an excerpt from it, and you can click on the link to read all of it: “Most women have probably experienced being friendly around a…

I Understand – Part 1

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Seneca I’d like to share one of the most significant insights that I’ve gained in life so far via this post. It’s about how tremendously effective and life transforming the two simple words “I Understand” can be –…

Know your “Personality”

“We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.” – G B Shaw Above is a hilarious quote by Bernard Shaw. However, it’s not just funny, it’s kind of true and supported by psychology research! If you look back at your own life and find yourself repeating some of the same mistakes over…

Be Grateful to be Happy

Apparently, one of the easiest ways to find happiness in your life is to practice daily “gratitude”. There have been several studies on the association between gratitude and happiness, and research has demonstrated a strong correlation between them. People who deliberately spend time on thinking or writing about what they’re grateful for every day, display…

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