Category Archives: psychology

Mentally Challenged, Raped, Pregnant. Abort?

While Barack Oba­ma pro­claims White House sup­port to the UN Con­ven­tion on the Rights of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties to which India is a sig­na­to­ry, the Indi­an Supreme Court has deliv­ered a land­mark judg­ment in a unique case of young woman … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (O)

O One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest One of the most pow­er­ful anti-estab­lish­­ment movies I’ve seen, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is the sto­ry of a crim­i­nal McMur­phy who prefers an insane asy­lum to prison, and leads a sus­tained … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Dreams of An Unquiet Mind

I am amused by peo­ple who say they have no dreams. When even ani­mals dream, how can peo­ple not? An evil thought comes about sub­ject­ing such peo­ple to dream depri­va­tion, if only to advance sci­en­tif­ic under­stand­ing. I dream both in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Classifying a Blog’s Writing Style

How much can Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence learn from your writ­ing? Your gen­der? Your MBTI per­son­al­i­ty type? Can some­one find out such things about you from your writ­ing? uClas­si­fy is a free text clas­si­fi­er web ser­vice, using which you can devel­op your … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Lost in the Dark Side of the Moon

I made a new friend when I was about 14 years old. We liked the same music. We read the same books and shared our Phan­tom and Man­drake comics. I used to be fas­ci­nat­ed by his col­lec­tion of Life mag­a­zine, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Runaway Train

Pro­logue I decid­ed to add this pro­logue after the first few com­ments to this post. This post uses an inci­dent in India, but is actu­al­ly uni­ver­sal in nature and focus­es on the moral, philo­soph­i­cal, and eth­i­cal deci­­sion-mak­ing involved in an … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Superlative Style of Composition — In Action

I’ve writ­ten before about what I call the Superla­tive Style of Com­po­si­tion with regards to writ­ing — where a writer blends con­cep­tu­al and per­cep­tu­al styles into the most per­sua­sive style of writ­ing. Let us take an exam­ple to illus­trate this. I’m … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Jaadu ki Jappi’ prevents robbery

After the Munnab­hai style Gand­hi­giri worked in the case of Amer­i­can green card seek­ers, his “mag­ic hug” resolved anoth­er prob­lem (thanks to GF’s blog): The Wash­ing­ton Post reports: It start­ed about mid­night on June 16 when a group of friends was fin­ish­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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