CWIL Readings

Picture Credit: Akshay Sriram, PGDM, 2021.



October 12, 2021

Article Published In : PSYCHE

The ‘melancholic joy’ of living in our brutal, beautiful world

The totality of evidence elicits in us something like ‘melancholic joy’: a grateful and uninhibited joy for the goodness of being, but one tinged by sadness at the pervasiveness of evil and melancholy because it all comes to an end.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : Mindful

Why Your Out-Breath is Connected to Your Well-Being

Toward the end of a yoga class or during a guided meditation, it’s likely you’ve heard some version of: “Let’s take a few slow, deep breaths, allowing the body to relax as you gently exhale.” These are simple instructions intended to slow down your heart rate. But what you may not realize is that these slow, deep breaths—and exhalations, in particular—are stimulating your vagus nerve, which signals to the body that it is in a state of calm. It can now rest and digest, tend and befriend.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : Emerge

‘We are suffering from a Wisdom Famine in the West.’

John Vervaeke, professor of cognitive science at the University of Toronto, is the prophet of the "meaning crisis." The crisis of wisdom, he holds, is the defining crisis of our times. To overcome it, we must learn to steal the culture.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Mind & Life Institute

6 Days, 28 Speakers, 1 Powerful Message: The Climate Crisis, It’s a Relationship Problem

The current climate change crisis is not just caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases… but by breakdowns in kinship relationships,” said Indigenous scholar Kyle Whyte, pointing to the moral bond between people, plants, animals, and habitats.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Mind & Life Institute

Evolution of the Heart

Mind & Life honored the Dalai Lama’s birthday with the release of “Evolution of the Heart.” The 37-minute film chronicles conversations between the Dalai Lama, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, and social scientist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : YouTube

The Art Of Personality: A Sufi Perspective

What human qualities do we really seek in our colleagues, friends, family, and even more so, in our own selves? Could personality-building be the purest art form, and if so, what human qualities represent its essence? How can we engage in personality-building and learn to fully express all dimensions of our personality in our everyday thoughts, speech and actions? This webcast offers a soul-stirring escape into the world of Indian Sufism (also known as Universal Sufism), as taught by the legendary Hazrat Inayat Khan, who started "The Sufi Order in the West" in the early part of the 20th century.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Money Control

The Relationship between Tata and the state was always difficult

An interesting interview with author historian Mircea Raianu, on his latest book "Tata: The Global Corporation that Built Indian Capitalism". It captures his journey of writing the book, his challenges and the findings which took him by surprise. The interview also delves into what he discovered about the Tatas and their impact on Indian society and economy, and why he feels they have stood the test of time.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : YouTube

Where was Bapu on The Eve of Independence & Where Would He Have Been Today, 75 Years Later

On 14th August 2021, "Where Was Bapu on the Eve of Independence and Where Would He Have Been Today?" This question was the subject of a thought provoking discussion hosted by Indian Diaspora Washington DC Metro, on 14th August, with Tushar Arun Gandhi, Director of Gandhi Research Foundation; also the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. The discussion had opening remarks by Rohit Tripathi and Mr. Tushar Gandhi went on to share insights of Mahatma Gandhi's vision for India, on the eve of Independence.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Harvard Business Review

Why Breathing is so Effective at Reducing Stress

By looking into two significant research studies conducted in Yale and University of Arizona, this article discusses the various scientifically proven ways in which breathing effectively can reduce stress significantly. It suggests that by incorporating simple changes in one's breathing technique, one can improve not only their productivity at the workplace, but also their overall well being.

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August 05, 2021

Article Published In : The Conversation

A Delicate Weave: Folk Singers from Western India Celebrate Diversity in the face of intolerance

A Delicate Weave is a documentary based in Gujarat, which charts four musical traditions, each dealing with compassion, and respecting each other. This article discusses each tradition in detail, and its role in promoting diversity and tolerance among various communities.

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