“You are spiritual, aren’t you?”

Perhaps one of the most sought after experiential paradigm, as well as a mocked word, for the 21st century is “spirituality”. While many disciplines such as philosophy, psychology and religious studies academically approach the subject with professionalism, at least some of the so called academic social critiques, use the word as if it means nothing…

Self – Thy Name is Unknowable Superficiality !!!

An evening of poetry reading… And as the poet said “a performance”, spiced up by jokes in prose and sarcasm… The performance of the poetry … of the poet … of the poet’ self … of the audience’s self … of whose self … what self … which self … of that self whose self…

Are You Certain about Uncertainty?

“What do you want to do now? What do we do now? I don’t know. I guess we just keep going”. These are the end lines from the 2008 thriller movie “Uncertainty” which captures the uncertain ways human actions are led to with a scenario as simple as the flipping of a coin. Uncertainty, to…

Our deadly ambition to self-preserve for eternity

The other day, I happen to read a very interesting article on the foibles of information theory to understand brain in terms of computers. brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer And it brought back my impressions on the Sci-Fi movie Transcendence. Transcendence is a recent movie that presents easy transference of human identity and self to a machine like system and…

The Eye and the “i” in the Body

Few weeks back, from nowhere, my right leg got a muscle spasm … Since I ignored it in the beginning, as if to gain my complete attention, the spasm soon got bad making even walking and moving the leg a herculean task… It was similar to  … in the loudest voice you call someone standing…

What is it to be human? Are we just problem-solving entities?

My long term worry has been with the definition of intelligence itself as “finding a solution to a problem”. What is human, according to me is much much deeper and complex, than a set of problem solving abilities. In fact what we are most of the times is not “logical” but illogical, due to our…

Images … Ideas … Silence

Dear Friends Here are the other two blogs where I post my short stories and photography Short stories, Poetry and of course Philosophy … (Blog) Photography Facebook page

Why Consciousness is Real?

The other day I was taken to some deep thinking about human nature, the way we think about ourselves, and how our theories can limit or liberate us. I watched a few interesting lectures by Daniel Kahneman where he speaks about how differently people conceive whether they are happy, considering whether it is from the…

Definitions that matter

Today I was reading an article on autism and how different an autistic mind could be! And there was a mention about definitions – how the dictionary definitions of words are different from the true definitions of those very words that we experience in our lives. So true! The so called ‘objective understanding’ asks us…

My Latest Book

In this book, I argue for a focus on correlations between the self and the brain to explain consciousnes The 9 chapters discuss the unity, continuity, and adherence of experience in the context of neuroscience, neuropsychology, and philosophy “Brain Self and Consciousness” discusses consciousness from the perspectives of neuroscience, neuropsychiatry and philosophy. It develops a novel approach in…