Saturday, 29 October, 2011

How to make money with Credit Cards

This is my guest post in The Financial Literates - Click here

The Way we see a problem is the problem

The alarm goes off! 6 AM. It was a crispy Sunday morning. As the morning rays stir the last few dews off their slumber, the pre-dawn chillness was palpable. I started my morning routine - going for a walk to the nearby park encompassing the National Hospital. The lush atmosphere with birds chirping in the trees, pigeons flocking on the grass, morning walkers strolling about as their dogs play catch-games with butterflies and yellow dandelions dancing gaily in the morning breeze – offer a tranquil mood to withdraw into the folds of nature and drown into a few sublime moments of solitude. As I sit on the park benches, I close my eyes and sink into the silent world of contemplation and reminiscence.

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

5 Steps to Anger Management

Blood is gushing through your veins. Your face is bursting with anger. You feel like thrashing his head against a pillar and dump him in a dustbin like a crumbled foil. Hold on! Not all are meant to become action heroes! Your anger is doing more bad to you than you may do to him. There is a better way to handle this.

Friday, 21 October, 2011

Socrates believed in God - 2

Continued from Part 1

We earlier saw traders brought wealth and knowledge of the outside world into Athens. As trade expanded, Mathematics and Astronomy grew - the increasing complexity of trade influenced Mathematics; and as traders ventured farther into the seas, they studied stars for their guidance; and astronomy grew. The increasing affluence and thereby security, afforded some of them to study these sciences exclusively. What previously were attributed to supernatural causes and magic; were given scientific explanations and reason. As they mastered these sciences, they began to apply knowledge of the stars to understand and solve life’s problems. This was the birth of philosophy.

Thursday, 13 October, 2011

Socrates believed in God - 1

Do you believe it! Socrates was no atheist! All my childhood, i was brought up taught (both in and out of school) that Socrates was a great philosopher who did not believe in God; and now someone tells me that it’s only partly true?! Worse still, he advocated aristocracy; seemingly, he did not have great hopes on democracy!! Socrates?? Aristocracy?!  Really?!?!

I got my hands on a  book on the life and theories of famous philosophers; from Socrates down until the contemporaries. It’s about probing beliefs and behaviors, dogmas and doctrines, and bring out real facts of the lives of people; we’re not educated these as kids, or at least not the way they should have been (intentionally or unintentionally - may be we’re too young to understand them then). This post is pretty much a recap of what i read of the life and times of Socrates, and also capture in general, the mood in Greece in 5th century BC, that begot it great philosophers like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle; and made Greece the great civilization that it was, going on to redefine European history alongside Romans. This particular post will try to paint a picture of how philosophy blossomed in Greece.