Science Made Simple 2- Ammu & Kanha’s Crown

The long-awaited vacations had begun. But Seema knew she wouldn’t have rest or find free time- mending her three naughty kids by itself would take a lot of time. “Mom…Mom…”, Seema could feel the impatience in Ammu’s voice. “Mom, see our Kanha wearing the peacock feather….come, come. See what we have done.” “From where did…

Querencia

A place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self. It is a metaphysical concept in the Spanish language. The term comes from the Spanish verb “querer” which means “to desire“. In bullfighting, a bull may stake out his querencia, a certain part…

Inevitable Truths

The heart desires remorselessly and the mind suffers- bearing the weight of all the consequences and fretting over the tiniest of things. It’s in these moments you begin to question everything you ever stood for, when your principles are challenged by none other than your own self. What are you supposed to do when the…

The Emotion Machine

In this mind-expanding book, scientific pioneer Marvin Minsky continues his groundbreaking research, offering a fascinating new model for how our minds work. He argues persuasively that emotions, intuitions, and feelings are not distinct things, but different ways of thinking. By examining these different forms of mind activity, Minsky says, we can explain why our thought…

The Infinity Inside Now

I always thought moments were infinite, no matter how big or small they were. A moment can embrace you until you become nothing, or shun you with all of its details. And that’s why some memories never go away, no matter how hard you try to scrub them off your brain, and also that’s why…

Fitzcarraldo

An image that somehow becomes lodged deep in your brain. Maybe washed there by a dream, or smuggled inside a book, or planted during a casual conversation. It then grows into a wild and impractical vision that keeps scrambling back and forth in your head like a dog stuck in a car that’s about to…

Waldosia

A condition characterized by scanning faces in a crowd looking for a specific person who would have no reason to be there. It’s your brain’s way of checking to see whether they’re still in your life, subconsciously patting its emotional pockets before it leaves for the day. Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The…

The Escape Plan

The sky kept changing its colors, indecisive of what shade it was going to display- akin to his varying feelings, for he couldn’t quite determine what to do. His carefully composed equanimity was slipping, troubling his handsome face. He was barely holding on to his conscience. He kept finding himself lost in a trance. It…

Go

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go… @drseuss Wanna be a wordmate? Connect with us and transform your thoughts into words…If you’re…

My Beloved

Drown you in my sorrows, drool your name in my sleep. Breathe your scent in like dust, we’ll never keep this up. Watch my bones crumble, I’ll remain humble until my last breath. I give and keep giving, therefore, I have nothing left. This eternal screaming in my head is rendering my brain deaf. My…

Hope

Clocked my hopes, sheltered my dreams. Masked my face, became devil’s advocate, played the role staggeringly well. Lost myself in the crowd; I didn’t leave a trail, burned all bridges without a second thought. Imprisoned my brain in self-doubts. I wanted to rise above my demons, but ended up dancing with them into a trance….

The Magic of Sleep

We have spent decades optimizing our waking hours, but what about the precious hours after we doze off (or try to)? The Magic of Sleep tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sleep but were too tired to ask. As the most active time for our brains and the most important element to…

Her Escape

Music- her escape, from the nerve-racking screeches in her head. From questions unanswered, and ideas spinning wildly in her chaotic brain. From the agony of love wasted, to the scars of a broken heart. From the illusion of knowing herself, to feeling the nothingness in self. She endures it all, every night and every day,…

9 Random Facts About Music

Men and women who listen to similar music tend to be better communicators and have longer lasting relationships. There are only very few activities that utilizes the entire brain, and music is one of them. 90 percent of people restart the whole song, if they miss their favourite part. The bands and songs you like…