Not unrelated to the philosophy of Naruto, but even more than that this image should keep you from inadvertently viewing the spoiler below

Philosophy of Naruto Juxtaposed with Vedanta

Naruto is one of most popular Shonen anime, and for good reason. It has nail-biting thrills, amazing fights, heart-wrenching side-stories, and more, skillfully woven into an epic series. The overall theme of Naruto is loneliness, importance of friends and the longing for others to acknowledge and recognize you. Towards the end of the story, through […]

Rock-Paper-Scissors of Real-time Strategy Games

Life isn’t so simple that there’s an optimal strategy that will work in all situations. What works best depends on many variables factors determined by the environment, other people, and pure chance. In a competitive environment, this becomes very similar to a game of rock-paper-scissors in at least two respects. Firstly, the effectiveness of your […]

faith and interpretation of evidence

Faith and Interpretation of Evidence

The image below was shared on Facebook by a friend of mine who is an atheist. Clearly, the purpose of the post was to shake the faith of those who believe in the historicity of Noah’s ark. However, I don’t think it would be easy, because those who do believe in Noah’s ark will likely interpret the evidence […]

Modern addictions that affect youth of today

Modern Addictions that Affect Youth

Addiction to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol have been around for quite some time. However, with the change in the world and lifestyle of people, new forms of addictions have emerged. From what I have observed, most of these modern addictions that affect youth of today fall under three broad categories. Let’s take a look at these […]

The Trick of Offering without Giving

Like most children, my daughter loves bedtime stories. She enjoys them so much that she overestimates how much of it she can take by a large margin. So, every day before going to bed, she’d insist that I tell her 5 stories (sometimes 10 or 20) , but by the time I finish the first […]

Choosing Between Evils

Jaya and Vijaya were gatekeepers at Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Vishnu. They once stopped the preeminent sages Sanaka and brothers from entering the Lord’s chamber and, by their unuttered curse, were cast down into the mortal realms to be born as Asuras. When Lord Vishnu petitioned the kind souls to forgive his servants, the sages said […]