We can learn from songbirds how to use social feedback and recursions to guide improvements in small steps, over iterations.
Religion as the ‘highest’ part of humanity was a reiteration of a very ancient idea: the notion that politics cannot bring human flourishing and can’t capture the full extent of a person.
Stories have always had an important place in human history, but in our present times, we are losing systems that wove and passed on these stories, and even tongues that held them.
Rádio Yandê uses technology, digital media and the global reach of the internet to combat stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.
The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
Leveraging Vietnam’s influential “cult of heroes” allows the government to control public sentiment and religiosity, and channel it into nationalism.
To preserve the culture and traditions, the wall has been repaired using either the original bricks or those specifically made like them.
A psychological balance of humility and hubris facilitate good improvisation, not just in music but in art, science and business.
Saqib Mir, a French-trained chef, returned to his homeland after 14 years in Paris to open a confectionery shop in the heart of conflict-ridden Kashmir.
Through subtle parallels to our own lives and choices, literature can help us make sense of political upheavals.
Despite the increasing realisation that digital and print can easily coexist, the question of whether the e-book will “kill” the print book continues to surface.
Humans have invented many technologies to survive better – spears, pots, calculators, even language. With language, however, the raw material used to fashion the technology is the human body itself.
This week’s selection of arts and culture pieces from around the world focuses on the ways we make and also unravel different versions of ourselves.
Is Mata associated with particular cultures and religions or is Mata a secular conception, making it possible for people of diverse religions, who call themselves Indian, to pay obeisance to the nation as motherland?
Discretionary powers to give away government land to private citizens at subsidised prices must be done away with
Mahesh Sharma’s utterances about Muslims, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and other matters are not casual off-the-cuff remarks; they have to be seen in the context of the guidance provided by the RSS to the government