Home Insync Pulse Pulse oi-Abhishek By Abhishek | Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 13:40 [IST] One of the most powerful connects between Indians is the mind-boggling history. The monarchy form of government, the invasion of the British and the consequent freedom movement characterize the rich Indian history. It only becomes imperative that we understand the struggle, energy and spirit that has gone into making India a truly cherished nation as it exists today. What better way could there by than reading these important books? There are of course many important books on Indian history, books that have been authored by some of the most illustrious personalities in the field of economics, politics and philosophy. Listed below are books that have documented some of the most important events that went on to largely influence India's journey through the course of history. The Discovery of India by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru It goes without saying that views articulated by … [Read more...] about 5 Important Books On Indian History
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Source: Pixabay, John Hain Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is on the bestseller list. But when I read David Denby’s brilliant New Yorker overview (The Limits of Grit, June 21, 2016), I had, to quote Han Solo, “a bad feeling about this.” It sounded like another riff on the virtues of Tiger Parenting and a narrow vision of “achievement” and “success”, but this time by a psychologist and MacArthur genius award winner. Duckworth is a child of immigrants, like yesteryear’s Amy Chua, and similarly an extraordinarily high achiever. Harvard undergrad, Oxford on a Marshall, McKinsey and Company, 7th grade school teacher (ok, this part got my attention; she must care about kids, after all, and spent time in the trenches), Ph.D. in psychology at U. Penn working with Martin Seligman, the famed positive psychologist. Her résumé puts the 99 percent of us to shame. … [Read more...] about Grit: Is It Baloney?
Source: Original cartoon by Alex Martin Substantial evidence indicates that breastfeeding benefits the health of both mothers and babies. For biologists, this is only to be expected. Mammals, after all, are named after the Latin mamma for teat. Suckling originated in ancestral mammals around 200 million years ago and natural selection has honed it ever since. Female mammals became adapted not only for milk secretion and suckling but also for close mother-infant contact. Health authorities acted on evidence for natural advantages of breastfeeding by encouraging mothers to suckle babies as far as possible. But the widely used slogan “Breast is Best” raises hackles. Contrary Views Not everyone welcomes official promotion of breastfeeding. One milestone was Hanna Rosin’s 2009 “case against breastfeeding” in The Atlantic. This fed into the 2015 book Lactivism by Courtney Jung, University of Toronto professor of political science. Lactivism has two main … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding No Option? Women Need Remedies, Not Bullying
Five months ago, at the height of my New York City dating orbit, I found myself locked in the equivalent of the Star Wars cantina closet. I couldn’t get out. I checked the door. It wouldn't open. Deciding my relationship rocket was in need of repair, I decided to take it into the shop and go on a dating hiatus. "What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars." - William Wordsworth I chose five months because that’s when my book, “The Bohemian Love Dairies” (my memoir of failed love relationships) would be published. I saw the publication date as a symbol notched into my love karma. From that point forward, I’d be able to not only start a new chapter but I’d be able to start a new chapter in a new book, one in which I’d no longer be my own worst enemy who, like a bossy pants older sister, kept locking me in the Star Wars cantina closet. In my quest to start afresh, I began to scour the interwebs for dating advice. … [Read more...] about Five Awkward First Dates You Probably Want to Avoid
After a recent conversation with one of my divorced guy friends, I realized he was still seething with anger toward his ex-wife. It’d been four years since the divorce. I didn’t understand how someone could love someone so deeply at one point, celebrate that love through the grand ritual of marriage, bring children into the world and then reach another point where he hated that same person so deeply. 9 out of 10 dentists agree. Hurt people hurt people which leads to no smiles for Rufus. Which is why I decided to do something about it. When my book, The Bohemian Love Diaries (which chronicles my history of failed love relationships), was released last month, I saw it as the perfect opportunity to track down my exes during my national book tour, request a sit down, and extend an olive branch. I planned to post my voyeuristic apologies on Youtube as a way to jump start a sort of global karmic cleaning process for anyone who might need it. Maybe I could provide a virtual space … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Apologize Appropriately