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5 Key Steps to a Healthy Heart

Honestly? Me offering you advice on maintaining a healthy heart on #WorldHeartDay is like a saint advising you on how to make cocktails or like asking Donald Trump for tips on being compassionate and articulate. I'm a…

Can Compassion be Aggressive? #1000Speak

As a teenager, I used to give a lot of cards. Birthday cards, friendship cards, 'simply for no reason' cards... you name it. I actually had a whole bag of them with me, ready to whip out and use at a moment's notice…

The Best Movies Based on a Stephen King Story

I always remember a good spell of spin bowling in test cricket when I think of a typical Stephen King novel. The bowler does not look to get you with the first ball or even the second. He weaves a spell, tossing the ball all …

Can I Convince you to keep this Note in your Wallet?

Can I interest you in keeping an extra note in your wallet? It is slightly bigger in dimensions than your average 1000 rupee note but I promise you, it can be a lot more valuable. No, it does not have the face of a Gandhi or a …

The 15 Best Courtroom Drama Movies

Less than 72 hours after its release and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's Pink is already on its way to being heralded as one of the best courtroom based movies that Bollywood has ever made in its 103 year old history. In Pink, yo…

Recipe - Pineapple Payasam

Onam - the most awaited festival in God's Own Country - is here. Flower carpets, flower carpets everywhere. Of course, you know me by now so naturally you know that my roving eye is always headed towards the kitchen where t…

5 People who Survived Suicide Attempts and went on to become Inspirational Global Icons #SuicidePrevention

As a teenager, you become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Unable to handle life, you commit suicide. Having suffered the shame of being homeless earlier and now watching your marriage fail, you successfully kill yourself via c…

Why your astrologer is wrong about you...

Before I explain to you why the details about the minute of your birth as you know it is wrong, I just want to tell you about this story that appeared in the papers last week.   "An innocent pregnant woman in Nellore h…